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
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 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
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?