There aren’t many out there at the moment, but March 1 will see the launch of another Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphone. It’ll arrive on hardware you’re already familiar with, the HTC Sensation, but in addition to the new operating system the device will get a fancy white look.
HTC announced the device in a press release to fans in the Netherlands today, which is where the device will make its debut next month. Apart from its white shell and its Android 4.0 OS, there’s not a lot of difference between the existing HTC Sensation. It boasts the same 4.3-inch qHD display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor.
The Taiwanese company did not mention HTC Sense 4.0 in its press release, so I think it’s safe to assume that this is a feature that won’t be available on the new Sensation. It also kept quiet about release dates for other territories, though we don’t expect the white device to remain exclusive to the Netherlands for long.
If you’re an existing Sensation user, then you won’t miss out on some of that Ice Cream Sandwich goodness. Those with the original Sensation, a Sensation XE or the Sensation XL will also get Android 4.0 “soon” with an over-the-air update.
Are you looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Sensation?
UPDATE: HTC has now said that their original press release was incorrect and that the white HTC Sensation will ship with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, but will be upgradeable down the road to Ice Cream Sandwich just like all of the other Sensations.