But there are key differences too: it packs HTC's vaunted Beats Audio system licensed from Dr. Dre. and it is based on the Android OS.
Other features include a Qualcomm MSM8255 1.5GHz processor (single-core), a 1600mAh battery, 7200p video recording, a f2.2, 28mm camera with dual LED flash, 16GB of onboard storage (alongside 768MB of RAM) but no microSD card slot.
Beats Audio means two things: the ability to activate a Dre-approved sound profile, and a set of really nice equally Dre-approved headphones.
The HTC Sensation XL will becoming available from early November.
HTC Sensation XL specs
Size:132.5mm x 70.7mm x 9.9 mm 5.22" x 2.78" x 0.39"
Weight: 162.5 grams (5.73 ounces) with battery
Display: 4.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
Screen: 119 mm (4.7")
CPU Processing Speed: 1.5 GHz
Total storage: 16 GB
Available storage: up to 12.64 GB
RAM: 768 MB
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to your TV or computer
Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
Ambient light sensor
Audio supported formats:
Playback: .m4a, .mp3, .mid, .ogg, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Video supported formats:
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1)
Recording: .mp4, .3gp
Platform: Android with HTC Sense
8 megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, dual LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
720p HD video recording
1.3 megapixel front camera
Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1600 mAh
WCDMA: Up to 410 minutes
GSM: Up to 710 minutes
WCDMA: Up to 460 hours
GSM: Up to 360 hours
Europe/Asia: 850/900/2100 MHz