UK: HTC Sensation now available SIM-free and unlocked for £498

The HTC Sensation is finally available in the UK in SIM-free, unbranded and unlocked form. This comes after the highly sought-after handset has been sold exclusively by Vodafone for a few weeks, since the Sensation launched actually.

Those of you in the UK who are not or don’t want to become Vodafone customers can now finally get your hands on HTC’s flagship smartphone. The Sensation is now confirmed as being in stock at well known independent online retailer Clove.

The price being asked is rather on the steep side at £498, but it is a high-end smartphone you are getting after all. For that price, you obviously get an unlocked, unbranded, SIM-free device.

Amazon UK also has the Sensation listed, and for cheaper even (£464.99), but it will only have the smartphone in stock on June 29. So if you just can’t wait a few more days or the price difference is irrelevant to you, perhaps you should go to Clove now and place an order.

If you’d rather get the Sensation from an operator other than Vodafone, Three will start shipping the HTC devices on June 24 – that’s this Friday, and a few days earlier than we thought it would back when pre-orders started. So perhaps you may want to go over to Three and check out their tariffs for the superphone.

The HTC Sensation has a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, a 4.3-inch 960×540 capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, an 8 MP autofocus rear camera with dual-LED flash and 1080p HD video recording, a VGA front-facing camera, 1 GB of internal storage, 768 MB of RAM, microSD card support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, and a 1520 mAh battery. The HTC Sensation runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC’s Sense UI overlay.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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