Verizon Tips 5-inch HTC "Droid DNA" as Flagship Phone
November 13, 2012 12:20 PM
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Droid features a lot of nice proprietary features, plus the mother-of-all HD displays
Stretching 5-inches and boasting a gaudy 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 high-definition display, the Droid DNA from HTC Corp. (
) has been earmarked to the flagship phone of Verizon Wireless's Android lineup.
Possibly slated for a holiday launch, the device packs impressive hardware, with a 1.5 GHz quad-core 28 nm Snapdragon 4 Pro chip from Qualcomm, Inc. (
), 2 GB of DRAM, LTE, and the same f/2.0 camera found in the popular HTC One X. The device also packs the same image processing and audio digital to analog conversion chips as the
8X Windows Phone
. The former chip allows you to save pictures from a video stream, while the latter Beats Audio chip enhances the quality of the sound piping out the headphone jack.
The phone will pack Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" (v1) with an upgrade to Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean v2) on the near horizon.
Verizon Wireless, a joint subsidiary of VerizonCommunications Inc. (
) and Vodafone Group Plc. (
), has long been the most active player pushing Android on the U.S. market. While Sprint Nextel Corp. (
) also played a key role in early adoption, devices
like the original Droid
lured buyers onto the Android platform, and helped to ease the market's iPhone fever.
The HTC Droid DNA pushes the envelope for Android hardware. [Image Source: The Verge]
Overseas the device is also expected to land in Japan, branded as the HTC J Butterfly. The J Butterfly will launch on KDDI Corp.'s (
) Japanese network.
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RE: Fool me once...
11/13/2012 12:52:14 PM
I'm suddenly very interested and curious how VZ will inevitably screw this up.
RE: Fool me once...
11/14/2012 12:38:10 PM
I'm more interested if an unlocked version would be usable on Sprint's network, with its unlimited data plan (3G/LTE).
Pity they aren't getting a clone of this phone (at least it looks that way for now).
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