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Nov 12, 2012

New DROID DNA Press Photo Leaks Ahead of Official Launch, Verizon Confirmed

Major carrier Verizon Wireless and Taiwanese handset maker HTC already sent out media invitations for their launch event on November 13.

Although the companies did not unveil any details on the product they will announce this week in New York City, the carrier recently teased the DROID DNA on its DROID DOES website. Apparently, the DROID DNA by HTC will be officially announced on November 13 and customers will be able to purchase the smartphone starting November 19. For the time being, we lack any info on the phone’s pricing options, but given the fact the DROID DNA will compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, we expect it to cost around $250/€195 – $300/€235 on a 2-year term. DROID DNA is the US version of HTC J Butterfly, which has recently been announced in Japan and is about to hit shelves.

The smartphone will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, along with a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 S4 Pro processor. The DROID DNA is expected to pack around 16GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). However, the phone’s main selling point is the amazing 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) video recording. Obviously, the DROID DNA will also come with full LTE support, so Verizon customers will be able to take advantage of blazing fast data speeds.

In the same piece of news, DROID DNA was recently spotted at FCC (Federal Communication Commission), which is more evidence that the smartphone is close to being released in the US. Verizon Wireless is the only major carrier in the US that has yet to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The carrier confirmed it would release the phablet on November 29, but did not offer any details on the reasons behind this delay. We wonder if this has something to do with DROID DNA’s launch on the 19th.

Image credits to EVleaks

DROID DNA unboxing
Image credits to Verizon Wireless


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