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HTC Amaze 4G Is Enhanced Version Of Sensation

T-Mobile has announced the arrival of the Amaze 4G, a 4.3-inch smartphone that looks like a slightly different Sensation - as it comes with a faster SoC and 4G connectivity (the Sensation 4G is an altogether different phone).

According to mobile blog Cellphonesignal (opens in new tab), the handset packs a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, an eight megapixel rear camera and an additional front-facing one.

It wil be a direct replacement for the existing myTouch 4G and will run the bog standard HTC Sense user interface v3.5 on top of Android OS 2.3.5 Gingerbread, rather than any additional T-Mobile skin.

As with the Sensation, the Amaze 4G will feature a 4.3-inch qHD display (960x540 pixels), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot and HSPA+ with speeds of up to 42Mbps - although real life speeds are likely to be significantly less.

We think it is unlikely that the HTC Amaze 4G smartphone will ever be launched in the UK, while US customers can expect it to be launched around the 12th of October. The handset - which unfortunately doesn't come with HTC's Beats Audio feature - will cost $260 following a $50 mail in rebate.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.