HTC and Verizon have always been pretty tight, making the carrier’s apparent reluctance to pick the new One up quite bizarre. However, Big Red was a while ago rumored to be prepping an exclusive version of the new HTC flagship, named Droid DNA Plus or DLXPLUS, which would have explained a lot.
Only the DNA Plus didn’t come. And with the One almost confirmed to land on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile by the end of March, we started to think it was never real. Or is it?
Well, according to a newly uncovered Bluetooth SIG listing, an HTC6445LVW is being worked on and likely headed to Verizon, based on the “VW” in the model number. We have no sure way to know what kind of device this is, but given last year’s Droid DNA is known internally as the 6435LVW, we’re guessing it can only be a follow-up of some kind.
Now the question is will this be similar to the Droid DNA or the One. Previous speculations had it pegged for the latter, meaning it could come with a 4.7-inch Full HD panel, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 4 MP ultrapixel camera, 16 GB of on-board memory, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 5.0.
We’re definitely not ruling out the other theory though, so Verizon’s DLXPLUS could pack more or less the same hardware in a slightly larger 5-inch body. But if that’ll happen, wouldn’t setting the DNA and DNA Plus apart become a much too difficult task for Big Red potential customers? Oh, well, it’s not like the exact same thing didn’t happen last year with AT&T’s One X and X+. When will HTC learn, right?
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Nope I’m already done with you Verizon, the droid dna is flawed and the htc one addresses most of the flaws
flawed how? I asked because I was thinking of buying one. Thank you in advance.
The DNA is not flawed at all. I love the DNA. If you’re like me and
basically married to VZW, then the DNA is the way to go (the OneX or X+
would have been chosen if on a GSM network, but those networks suck
where i’m at). I chose DNA over the S3 due to the solid build quality,
solid software interface, familiar software interface, screen size, body
size, camera quality, battery life. Batt life is solid. Medium usage
and i get ALL the way thru the day (8AM to 11pm) with 30% left. That’s
SOLID battery life. Camera takes great pictures. HTC is the kind of company that thinks of the little things and adds them to the phone. Oh yeah, i even bought the wireless charger, that’s neat. Not that the S3 is a bad phone, but the DNA is just better.