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HTC Sensation To Land Mid-June

The first SIM-free units of the HTC Sensation are expected to be available in the United Kingdom from mid-June according to an update from online retailer Clove Technology.

The product page doesn't give any indication as to how much it will cost, only saying that the first SIM-free stock should come within weeks.

Back in April, Google text ads appeared on Google US showing that the HTC Sensation 4G would go on sale in the US on the 8th of June which, interestingly, is the date that appeared on the press release picture that accompanied the HTC Sensation press pack.

The handset, which will go on sale in the UK via Vodafone from the 19th of May, is HTC's top of the range handset and will be pitched against the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Motorola Atrix and the LG Optimus 2X.

The phone will be free on plans starting from £35 per month for two years; you will get 750MB mobile internet and up to 25MB a day of data in selected European countries, which is pretty good given that the smartphone itself is set to cost around £550 SIM Free.

The HTC Sensation was originally nicknamed Pyramid and packs some great features like a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip with an upgraded graphics processing unit, 1GB RAM, a huge 4.3-inch screen with qHD resolution, as well as the new HTC Sense UI and the HTC Watch service.