Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless is reportedly gearing up for the launch of a successor for its DROID DNA smartphone (pictured to the left), one that might sport the codename of DLXPLUS.
Nothing has been officially confirmed on this for the time being, but @LlabTooFeR suggests that the device will indeed arrive on shelves at Verizon, and that it will sport specs similar with those of the previously rumored HTC M7.
This means that we might see it arrive on shelves with a 4.7-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a full HD 1080p resolution, as well as with a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor inside.
Previously, Verizon was rumored to plan adding the HTC M7 to its offering, yet it was said to have pushed its launch a bit back, at least when compared to when other carriers in the country would release it.
Considering the fact that DROID DNA is relatively new to the carrier’s network, and that the upcoming DLXPLUS would arrive as its successor, it does make sense for Verizon to add it to the lineup a bit later.
In the meantime, however, we should note that leaked info on this smartphone’s specs unveiled that it would sport a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, along with a 2MP front camera for video chatting.
Furthermore, it should pack 2GB of RAM when launched, along with 16GB of internal memory, and microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes.
HTC is also said to have included Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity inside the smartphone, along with Google’s Android Jelly Bean platform. However, users should also enjoy HTC’s new Sense 5.0 user interface on top of the OS.
According to the leaked info, the new DLXPLUS will arrive with support for Verizon’s LTE network, as well as for all the other networks that DROID DNA already supports.
Provided that the leaked details are accurate, HTC will make with this device a similar move with the one it made for HTC One X, Droid-life notes. Last year, the company launched both One X and a One X Plus variant, to increase sales.