HTC’s latest Android flagship smartphone, the DROID DNA has just been officially launched in the US at Verizon Wireless.The smartphone is expected to hit shelves on November 21 for $200/€155 with a new two-year agreement. The DROID DNA by HTC is Samsung Galaxy Note II’s main competitor, though the former is definitely bung for your buck.
It will be interesting to see how well the HTC DROID DNA will fare against the Galaxy Note II when it comes to hardware.
The DROID DNA is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor, a powerful Adreno 320 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Note II comes with a quad-core processor as well, but it’s made by Samsung and is clocked at 1.6 GHz. The phone is also packed with a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
Another major difference between the two phablets is the screen. The Galaxy Note II boasts an incredible 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution, whereas the DROID DNA features a 5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display with full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution.
Although there are no details on the global version of HTC DROID DNA, we expect the smartphone to come with similar features.
However, the fact that the DROID DNA does not come with microSD card slot for memory expansion and only packs 16GB of storage might be a major downside. Keep in mind that the DROID DNA will provide only 11GB of internal memory to users.
Hopefully, the international version of DROID DNA will be packed with microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Other highlights of the smartphones include: Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating, HTC Sense UI 4+, 8-megapixel rear camera and 2.1-megapixel front facing photo snapper.
The DROID DNA will be launched globally as HTC Deluxe, though we don’t have any details on the phone’s exact release date yet. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.