HTC Droid DNA
If the "phablet" category of super-phones blurs the line between phone and tablet, HTC is now blurring the lines even more with the Droid DNA for Verizon. With a 5-inch screen, the Droid DNA is notably larger than high-end phones with 4.7-inch screens. But put it next to a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and it's clear that the DNA doesn't quite qualify as a phablet, either. This is just one really big phone. And that 5-inch display sports ground-breaking 1080p HD resolution. We spent some time with it this morning. Read on for our first impressions.
HTC and Verizon Wireless today announced the Droid DNA, a new flagship Android phone with the first full 1080p HD display in a phone for the US. The 5-inch display has 440 ppi pixel density. The phone sports a curved glass front and a unibody solid polycarbonate curved back with matte texture. Features of the DNA include the same 8-megapixel camera as the One X, plus HTC's ImageChip, supporting simultaneous photo and video capture. The 2.1-megapixel front camera has a wide-angle f/2.0 lens. The processor is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1,500 Mhz. It comes with 16 GB of fixed memory and a 2,020 mAh non-removable battery. Audio is powered by Beats, with dual amplifiers at 2.55-volts. The phone also includes wireless charging. The Droid DNA is available for pre-order today, shipping November 21 for $200 with contract.