As expected, HTC and Verizon launched the Droid DNA together at a press even in New York City on November 13. The Droid DNA is a high-end device that packs some of the coolest specs inside a beautiful hood. It is the latest Android phone in the portfolio of the Taiwanese manufacturer that directly targets Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The HTC Droid DNA will be exclusive to the users of Verizon which is a leading telecom operator in the U.S. and come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Here is a detailed list of the features that make it a worthy opponent to today’s leading smartphones.
- 8MP, rear camera with 28mm wide angle lens, smart LTE flash, BSI sensor, autofocus, HTC ImageChip and 1080p HD video recorder. 2.1MP front camera.
- 5″ HD 1080 x 1920p Super LCD 3 display with 440PPI
- 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 processor
- HTC Sense 4+
- 16GB memory and 2 GB RAM
- 2020mAh lithium ion battery
- 4G LTE, CDMA, Quad GSM, Quad UMTS
- Dimensions: 141 x 70.5 x 9.73 mm
- Wheight: 138 grams / 4.86 ounces
- Additional features: NFC, HDMI via MHL, HTML5, Bluetooth 4.0 aptX, microUSB, microSIM, headset and speaker amplifiers, 3.5mm 2.55v stereo audio jack, dual microphone noise cancellation, embedded wireless charging, G-sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, gyro sensor.
Now, the Droid DNA specs are quite impressive to make anybody crave for it, but we’ll have to wait and see what wonders it does for its manufacturer and the carrier. Whether it will be able to pose a threat to the the supremacy of the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, or confront the Galaxy S4 that is reported to hit in the Q1 next year, is still a question that needs to be answered.