HTC Droid DNA specs and features now official

November 13, 2012

It’s official, folks, Verizon is getting a new phablet this winter, after the LG Intuition and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. And as expected, that third model is going to be HTC-made and will be known as the Droid DNA, the U.S. version of the HTC J Butterfly that was announced for Japan a while ago.

The HTC Droid DNA, dubbed as “the ultimate Droid” during the event, has been spotted in various leaks and rumors for weeks now, and was previously known as the Droid Incredible X, the DLX, and finally, the Droid DNA.

Now that Verizon has officially unveiled it at its New York City special media event, we can share with you the official specs and features of the device. Here’s what you can expect from this HTC creation:

  • Size: 143 x 71 x 9.73mm
  • Weight: 138g
  • 5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 440ppi and 80 degrees viewing angle
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, F 2.0 lens, 1080p video recording and dedicated image chip (advanced camera features included)
  • 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE support
  • Global roaming support
  • 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band (5GHz, 2.4GHz) Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • Mobile Hotspot support for up to 8 connections
  • microUSB connectivity
  • Beats audio support
  • 2020mAh non-removable battery
  • wireless charging support
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ on top, upgradeable to Android 4.2

Credit image: CNET

As you can see, the Droid DNA is fairly similar to the J Butterfly, and definitely a handset worth considering this winter shopping season. What Verizon phablet are you buying this year?

Comments

  • Leonard

    hey. I’m getting conflicting reports from both Engadget and Android Authority. Engadget says that there is no microSD slot for the phone whie you guys over here claim that there is microSD support. is it possible that you guys confirm this question over the phone’s specs? thanks!

    • samba

      MicroSD connectivity. How else do you connect it to a computer?

      • Sqube

        He’s talking about microSD (the little card that gives you extra storage), not microUSB (what you’re talking about).

  • Kyle

    Why is the battery so smallll

  • MasterMuffin

    1920×1090? I’m pretty sure it’s 1920×1080 :)

    • MasterMuffin

      And wow that’s a small battery

  • vickyjay

    engadget said it was 9.73 mm thick but u guys saying its 9.1 mm thick ….. please can we have the official specs please ……………..

  • 路人

    馥甄 。

    • vicness

      HEBE…2020mAh non-removable battery….WHAT THE HELL!!!

  • TechGuy

    No card slot(?), only 16Gb option and non removable battery. Think I’ll stay with the Note II

    • Karim

      My thoughts exactly.

      • Johnny Galt

        No micro sd is a deal breaker.

  • Jared Persinger

    I will stick with my HD Maxx

  • John

    Battery is way to small for a phone with that much ppi and 5inch display.

  • benhc911

    a couple thoughts… mainly echoing concerns of others about the memory and battery. I was coming to terms with no microSD and nonremovable battery for the n4, but this battery scares me with this bigger, higher rez screen… as well as LTE… I have strong reservations about that!

    Also, I’ve heard potential for MHL, but it isn’t mentioned here, and I was hopeful for miracast?

    Furthermore, any word on pricing, or international sales? ie. Canada.

  • rei

    That’s a perfect specs ,,,,external and internal,,, just perfect work from HTC. Should have been two led flash for that awesome camera lens, Maybe on the next HTC DNA II