The Droid Incredible X renamed to the Droid DNA was finally unleashed at HTC’s media event. November 13 was set to be the date HTC would unveil its first 5-inch phablet for the US market (note that the company wants it to be called smartphone and not phablet).
Well, the HTC Droid DNA is Verizon’s variant of the HTC J Butterfly launched especially for the Japanese market. The biggest carrier in the US launches it exclusively, so don’t even think of finding it anywhere else. The international version dubbed as the HTC DLX is expected to come forth sometime soon.
The HTC Droid DNA is a high-end smartphone with a long list of features that will attract consumers and keep them in euphoria for a long time. Among them are a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 440ppi pixel density and 80 degrees viewing angle, a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory with no expansion, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP frontal camera, 4G LTE support, NFC, global roaming support, Bluetooth 4.0, Mobile Hotspot support for up to 8 connections, Beats audio support, a 2020mAh non-removable battery, wireless charging support and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ on top. Android 4.2 JB will be pushed out later.
The phone was expected to hit the market on December 6 but Verizon announced it is presently getting pre-orders at $199.99 with a two year contract and will launch the device on November 21.