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It's finally here: The 5-inch 1080p HTC DROID DNA

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Nov 2012 19:11 User comments (15)

It's finally here: The 5-inch 1080p HTC DROID DNA Today, HTC has introduced the oft-leaked and rumored DROID DNA, their new 5-inch, 1080p flagship.
The biggest selling point of the phone is its 1920x1080 resolution Super LCD 3 display with 440 ppi, easily the highest pixel density available on a smartphone. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

HTC has packed the phone with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM and a "high-end GPU."

Additionally, the phone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4 on top. The hardware includes dual cameras, 2.1/8MP and camera features like HTC ImageSense and the HTC ImageChip. The front-side camera is "f/2.0, 88-degree, ultra-wide angle that allows more to be captured in self-portraits, and up to four people for group shots." NFC and LTE support are built-in.

"It's no secret that people depend on their smartphones more and more every day which rightfully raises expectations for performance, speed, and design. The DROID DNA by HTC embodies a smartphone that pushes the envelope in all of these areas with the first true 1080p HD display, latest quad-core processor, and Verizon's 4G LTE network, all wrapped in a beautifully crafted design," said Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Corporation. "The DROID DNA by HTC is sure to top wish lists this holiday season."

As with all HTC devices, Beats Audio is built in, promising better bass, midrange and highs.

Finally, the phone has a "2.55-volt, built-in headset amplifier and dedicated amp for the external rear-speaker" and a 2020mAh battery. The phone is available for pre-order now through Verizon and goes on sale on November 21st for $200 with contract.

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15 user comments

113.11.2012 19:22

HTC... I dunno. Their customer support hasn't been the best for me.

213.11.2012 19:27

looks great but i doubt im going back to HTC for some odd reason

313.11.2012 20:27

Seems so awesome, but I just can't imagine owning an HTC after working my way up through the Galaxy S series. I think that having a screen resolution that high will slow everything down trying to keep up with that, IDK.

413.11.2012 20:28

Will this only work with Verizon though?


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513.11.2012 21:00
asssss
Unverified new user

all people here having doubts seem to have bought galaxy s3/ iphone 5. haha

614.11.2012 0:11

Originally posted by Morreale:
Will this only work with Verizon though?
Yes. Verizon only.

714.11.2012 0:19
SmaryJerry
Unverified new user

so sick. Real HD video on a phone is what I've been waiting for but i just bought the galaxy s3.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Nov 2012 @ 11:35

814.11.2012 4:01

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Morreale:
Will this only work with Verizon though?
Yes. Verizon only.
I definitely hope they come out with a world version soon then. Or something that works with AWS at least.

This is stupid.

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914.11.2012 5:59

Nice specs...too bad my old phone died when it did, forcing me to upgrade to a S3 a month ago...so many nice phones coming out now. Of course, even if my old phone was still going, I would probably skip this one for the Note II.



1014.11.2012 8:40

This looks much better than the Nexus 4 in my opinion. Aesthetically especially. It looks thinner and cleaner for sure. I'm happy with my GS3, the Note2 was too big, the Nexus 4 is ugly, but this phone seems pretty promising.

1114.11.2012 11:31
ken8
Unverified new user

This phone will be a great hit better than iphone and the price are right

1214.11.2012 12:23

Again, HTC shoots themselves squarely in the foot with carrier exclusivity. Unsurprising, but sad.

1314.11.2012 14:22

This is the beginning of the end for android, non-removable batteries, no SD card slot here, and Verizon... three strikes!!! Clearly Nexus and HTC want to be Apple, and thus Windows 8 will have an opportunity to shine instead of stumble, but only time will tell.

1416.11.2012 8:44

@harhumph, how is this the end for android?

Yes htc appear to be sticking to their guns regarding removable batteries (or non in their case).

Considering most other android handset suppliers are still happy to give you a battery you can replace/upgrade and an SD slot how does one android handset manufacture not doing this give windows 8 rt a better or worse chance to shine or more likely dimly glow.

1517.11.2012 5:08

1080p on a 5" screen, wow that's all kinds of pointless, 720p on phone looks fantastic so to go sharper is just taxing the CPU unnecessarily cos who has eyes good enough to appreciate it!


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