Verizon DROID DNA Render Leaks, Launch Is Imminent

The smartphone comes with a full HD (1080p) 5-inch display

By on November 4th, 2012 08:25 GMT

It looks like more evidence on the upcoming release of an unannounced HTC smartphone with 5-inch full HD (1080p) display has just emerged online.

The folks at EVLeaks have just published the first render of a new device called HTC DROID DNA, which is the same handset that was spotted a few days ago on Verizon's support site.

The smartphone leaked about a month ago as HTC DLX, probably the international version of the recently announced HTC J Butterfly which is expected to hit shelves in Japan later this year.

HTC DROID DNA is meant to compete with Samsung's Android flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, though it comes with lower hardware.

However, some customers may want to opt for DROID DNA's 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution, instead of the bigger 5.5-inch display packed inside the Galaxy Note II that only features HD (720p) resolution.

Secondly, the DROID DNA is expected to pack only 1.5GB of RAM, whereas the Galaxy Note II ships with 2GB of RAM onboard.

We expect the DROID DNA will be delivered with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box integrated with HTC's latest user interface.

According to the latest hearsay, HTC DROID DNA will be equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. In addition, the handset has 16GB of internal memory and probably microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).

Little is known about the rear camera of the smartphone, but word is that the DROID DNA might boast an 8 or 12-megapixel photo snapper, as well as a 2-megapixel front facing camera for video calls.

Last but not least, HTC DROID DNA is said to pack a high-capacity non-removable 2500 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.
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