HTC has announced the Droid DNA with one of the best list of specifications and amazing features packed below the 1080p display. It is available for pre-order and the device is going to come unlocked via Verizon, which could be a good thing for users because HTC hasn’t limited it to Verizon and the customers can use the other networks on the phone.
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The HTC Droid DNA would come with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and quad-band UMTS/HSPA (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), and being a SIM unlocked device, the phone can use any 2G / 3G SIM from the international networks.
Apart from the HTC J Butterfly and the Droid DNA, HTC hasn’t come up with any other 5-inch variant of this in the International market and so keeping this open for international usage has been a good thing done by HTC and Verizon.
Nov 12th, 2012
Verizon has officially confirmed the name HTC Droid DNA for the device which is being rumored since quite some time now, and they have even set a date for the Google Hangout event when the official unveiling would be done by the company and the carrier. It’s November 19th when the Droid DNA would be made official, and on the other side, EVLeaks has been making things interesting by posting more pictures of it on Twitter. Though we won’t call it as the official launch date, because we have seen the invites for an event on November 13th, when the announcement of the HTC Droid DNA would be done in New York.
Nov 7th, 2012
HTC and Verizon has sent joint invites for a press meet for an announcement, and it could be nothing else than the HTC Droid DNA which is in rounds of news lately. “We invite you to experience our latest collaboration” is what they typed out, giving signs to the agreement between HTC and Verizon, and the event would be held on 13th November 2012 at 11 am in the New York city.
Rumors about the pricing are already out but we would now wait for the actual announcement and launch.
Nov 4th, 2012
Update: EVLeaks doesn’t stop here, as they have put up a better image on Twitter, confirming that the Droid DNA is nothing different from the HTC J Butterfly, and we have got a few specs confirmation with this, which is just a refresh of the specs that the Japanese version came with.
As to the specs, we can see a 5-inch Full HD display, a quad-core processor from Qualcomm, supported by the Adreno 320 GPU and the camera would be of 8-megapixels lens. We are expecting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS on the Droid DNA, but it could even come with a 4.2 update very soon.
Nov 3rd, 2012:
There is a press shot leaked on the web, making the rumors about the Droid DNA more imminent, where Verizon’s page has the name already listed. Evleaks is one of those sources which leaks photos about the upcoming devices, most of which are confirmed ones. The pricing too is expected to be around $199 with contract as one of the leaked documents suggested.
If there is any expectation for the device to be launched somewhere in December, we would see an announcement very soon from either the manufacturer or the carrier.
Nov 1st, 2012:
The support page of Verizon has been a leak bank quite a few times, and this time it’s the HTC Droid DNA that is found in the page among the list of devices, and this probably is the actual name of the previously rumored HTC Droid Incredible X mobile phone. We haven’t seen anything similar on the other carriers, so the launch of Droid DNA would be only on Verizon as of now. The actual code used with the name shows: HTC Droid DNA ADR6435. Verizon has not created any actual support page for the device right away, but there is a listing confirming that there should be something interesting coming soon.
The Droid Incredible X was rumored to have the 5-inch touchscreen, and while the specs are to be compared, the Droid DNA seems to be the Verizon’s version of the Japanese HTC Butterfly J device which was announced in October. Some of the specs of the device include the 5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, a Quad-core processor supported by 2GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, 8-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2-megapixel front camera.
There has been a lot of buzz and releases in the phablet market where the 5-inch screens have become a regular trend, and the leader still has been the Galaxy Note II from Samsung, but there is some fierce competition coming along, with the Oppo Find 5, HTC J Butterfly and now the Droid DNA which is expected to come into the markets somewhere in November.
Verizon has not dealt with any of the HTC One series phones, and thus this would be an attempt to regain a good percentage of sales through the HTC manufacturer. The HTC Sense interface has been a favorite for many, but too geeky for others. HTC tried to make it better and it does look quite professional now.