While we’ve known that it was on the way for some time now, Verizon Wireless officially confirmed the HTC Droid DNA today through its Google+ page and its “Droid Does” web site.
In addition to confirming what we already knew, Verizon revealed the launch date of the Droid DNA: November 20. That is more than two weeks earlier than when we last heard the device was going to be released. The day before, Verizon will be unboxing the Droid DNA via a Google Hangout.
Since the HTC Droid DNA is thought to be essentially a rebranded HTC J Butterfly, we’re assuming that the specs should be near identical: a 5-inch 1080p screen with a pixel density of 440 ppi, 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2 GB of RAM. The HTC J Butterfly runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, skinned with HTC Sense. Our one worry is the 2,020 mAh non-removable battery, which seems like it would drain fast powering a 1080p screen, among other things.
Keep in mind that we currently don’t have any concrete data on what the specs will be at the moment. Verizon and HTC are holding a press event for the Droid DNA on Tuesday, November 13 in New York City, and we’ll be attending, so we will know more details for certain in the very near future.
If you can’t wait for Verizon’s Google+ unboxing of the Droid DNA, make sure to keep your browser locked to Android Authority on Tuesday, as we’ll have coverage of the event as fast as we can get it online.
An official announcement, a press event, and a live unboxing via a Google+ Hangout? It’s almost as if Verizon wants to get people excited about its new flagship phone.
Assuming the specs are along the lines of what we’re expecting, are you excited for the Droid DNA?