Want a discount on the HTC Sensation 4G? Walmart’s got your back as they’ve rolled the price back to $150, a great value for the device considering just how much power is inside. Of course, it’d be rather foolish for us to not take this with a grain of salt as the Walmart ad mentions it’ll have a 4.5 inch display when the phone actually has a 4.3 inch display. In any case, some users are reporting being able to buy this thing ahead of its June 15th availability so you might want to give your local one a shot.
In related news, HTC’s commented on recent mumblings about an apparent “death grip” issue plaguing the device. Users found that, when holding the device in some ridiculous fashion, signal strength of all wireless radios inside would temporarily cease to work. The accuser held the phone in an awkward position, one that many wouldn’t actually hold it in throughout every day use.
Every phone experiences a slight variation in signal strength when the antenna is covered in its entirety by a palm and/or fingers” HTC explained. “However, under normal circumstances this does not affect the performance of the phone.
It’s antennagate all over again, except this time you don’t actually hold the phone like you would hold a phone before your signal strength starts tanking. If you do hold the phone like that in every day situations, I advise you to seek help immediately. Kevin Krause has had the device in his hands for some time and has yet to run into the one reported case of this happening in ordinary usage, and neither have tons of other reviewers who already have their hands on the HTC Sensation. Nothing to worry about come June 15th, folks. [Android Community, Slash Gear]