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Nov 13, 2012

Verizon Wireless DROID DNA by HTC, Now on Pre-Order at $199.99

Today, mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless and Taiwanese handset vendor HTC have announced a new addition to the popular DROID lineup, said to be the ultimate DROID, built as part of a tight collaboration between the two companies.

During an event in New York City, the two companies announced the upcoming availability of Droid DNA by HTC, a 5-inch high-end smartphone that will provide users with access to the wireless carrier’s fast 4G LTE network. Capable of delivering a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, the new smartphone comes with a 440 pixels per inch density and is also capable of recording videos in full HD resolution. Moreover, the new mobile phone was announced with a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor packed inside, which should result in great performance capabilities being delivered to its users. The smartphone will hit shelves with 2GB of RAM, which adds to the overall performance capabilities of the phone, making it one of the best there is.

At the same time, the smartphone is the first to bring wireless charging capabilities to the DROID series, while also packing an integrated LTE chip inside. The new DROID DNA, which has been rumored for quite some time now, actually, comes with a powerful camera on the back, with F2.0 lens and an 88 degree wide angle, face detection, smile capture, and HDR. At the moment, the new mobile phone is powered by Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, with the HTC Sense 4+ UI loaded on top, which brings along its own set of new features, including a new way of managing photo albums and the option to copy photos from one album to another.

Beats Audio technology has been included in the device as well, with 2 built-in amplifiers, one for the headphones, and another for the speaker. Even with top-of-the-line specs inside, the phone is still said to be slimmer than the Galaxy S III. Verizon also confirmed that DROID DNA by HTC would become available for purchase starting with November 21, and that it would sport a price tag of $199.99 with the signing of a two-year contract. The smartphone is available for pre-order at the wireless carrier starting today.

Images credits to The Verge


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