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HTC DNA Showcased in Leaked Photo

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Droid DNA set to be announced next week.

Following HTC's confirmation of a new device announcement due next week, which is believed to the Droid DNA, a leaked official image of the smartphone has surfaced.

The Droid DNA bears a striking resemblance to the HTC J Butterfly, which recently launched in Japan. The specs are said to include a 5-inch screen with a resolution equaling a 1080p HD TV. Due to a screen resolution of 1,080x1,920 pixels, a total of 440 pixels per inch (PPI) would be delivered. For some perspective, the iPhone 5's retina display offers a PPI of 326.

The smartphone is expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz processor and Adreno 320 GPU.

Other key features includes 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8 or 12 megapixel camera and a 2,500 mAh battery.

HTC and its exclusive carrier for the phone, Verizon, will announce the device on November 13 at 11 AM in New York. A release date is said to be scheduled a week later on November 20.

 

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    huggles12 , November 7, 2012 7:18 PM
    1920x1080 phones, 2560x1600 tablets ....... But still 1366x768 notebooks.
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    jacobdrj , November 7, 2012 5:49 PM
    So let me get this straight: The Droid name is a 'Verizon' thing, not a 'Motorola' thing? Weird...

    Droid. Droid 2. Droid Bionic... All Motorola...
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    Anonymous , November 7, 2012 5:55 PM
    Droid Eris was HTC...
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    cercuitspark , November 7, 2012 5:55 PM
    jacobdrjSo let me get this straight: The Droid name is a 'Verizon' thing, not a 'Motorola' thing? Weird...Droid. Droid 2. Droid Bionic... All Motorola...


    The HTC Droid Incredible and the HTC Droid Incredible 2...
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    jacobdrj , November 7, 2012 5:56 PM
    cercuitsparkThe HTC Droid Incredible and the HTC Droid Incredible 2...

    Ahh, I was not aware of those phones. I stand corrected...
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    jdog2pt0 , November 7, 2012 6:17 PM
    *sigh* I wish they'd release some of these super-phones with a damn keyboard. My Samsung Stratosphere is nice, but it doesn't really hold a candle to anything made recently. (I don't like what Motorola has to offer)
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    Vatharian , November 7, 2012 6:28 PM
    Is really HTC in position to launch anything with exclusivity for one carrier?
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    Nakecat , November 7, 2012 6:31 PM
    No wondering their business sink.... verizon exclusive... haven't they learned?
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    chuckydb , November 7, 2012 6:51 PM
    Adroid 4.0....

    Wake up HTC, we're almost at 4.2.
    No wonder they keep losing sales.
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    SinisterSalad , November 7, 2012 7:16 PM
    Wow. A leaked photo of a phone that looks like every other smartphone. How exciting.
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    Anonymous , November 7, 2012 7:17 PM
    Those specs are not consistent with other articles on this device.
    http://www.informationweek.com/hardware/handheld/htc-verizon-to-unveil-hd-phablet/240062565
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    huggles12 , November 7, 2012 7:18 PM
    1920x1080 phones, 2560x1600 tablets ....... But still 1366x768 notebooks.
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    wemakeourfuture , November 7, 2012 7:22 PM
    huggles121920x1080 phones, 2560x1600 tablets ....... But still 1366x768 notebooks.


    There's quite a few 1080p PC laptops around.
    MacBook Pros are beyond 1080p too.

    But I do agree overall, the desktop and laptop market is falling way beyond the mobile sector in terms of progress in screen PPI
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    psimitry1 , November 7, 2012 7:38 PM
    chuckydbAdroid 4.0....Wake up HTC, we're almost at 4.2.No wonder they keep losing sales.


    There's actually a lot of speculation on which version of Android will ship with this unit. The J-Butterfly will ship with 4.1, so it's not unreasonable to assume that the DNA will as well. However, Verizon's software validation standards are so insanely (needlessly) strict that it's POSSIBLE it could ship with 4.0.

    It's kind of a shame too because for a brief time it was rumored that this unit would also be the Nexus 5 on Verizon and other networks, which would have shipped with 4.2.
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    basketcase87 , November 7, 2012 7:44 PM
    huggles121920x1080 phones, 2560x1600 tablets ....... But still 1366x768 notebooks.

    The phones and tablets you're referring to are the top of the line displays. The notebooks you're referring to are the cheap displays on notebooks that cost less than some of the aforementioned phones and tablets. There are plenty of laptops above 1366x768, I even have a 7 yr old laptop that's 1920x1200...
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    spentshells , November 7, 2012 7:57 PM
    basketcase87The phones and tablets you're referring to are the top of the line displays. The notebooks you're referring to are the cheap displays on notebooks that cost less than some of the aforementioned phones and tablets. There are plenty of laptops above 1366x768, I even have a 7 yr old laptop that's 1920x1200...



    me too
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    nebun , November 7, 2012 8:39 PM
    to bad the bloatware that comes with the phone slows it down....that's the reason why i got myself an iphone5....battery life is amazing....and it's fast, very fast
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    psimitry1 , November 7, 2012 9:05 PM
    In Android 4.0 you can actually disable that bloatware so that it not only doesn't use up memory but doesn't show up in your Apps list either.
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    halcyon , November 7, 2012 10:13 PM
    nebunto bad the bloatware that comes with the phone slows it down....that's the reason why i got myself an iphone5....battery life is amazing....and it's fast, very fast

    The SGS3 is fast, very fast too. My wife has an iPhone5. It is nice but that screen is just kinda small by today's standards. The SGS3's screen size makes web browsing a little nicer even if the iPhone's screen is a bit sharper.
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    bystander , November 7, 2012 10:18 PM
    NakecatNo wondering their business sink.... verizon exclusive... haven't they learned?

    HTC has been releasing similar phones with different names for the different carriers for a while now. It may be hurting their marketing by having more phones out there under different names, but all the carriers end up with almost the same phone.
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    psimitry1 , November 7, 2012 10:23 PM
    Exactly - although this is sad. The One S became the Incredible 4G LTE on Verizon, the One X became the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint. It's a shame because in an effort to cater to the largest carriers (or rather THE largest carrier, and a smaller carrier), HTC's own branding is diminished. Samsung is large enough that they can strongarm the carriers (only Apple can claim that kind of muscle).

    The carriers, on the other hand, have HTC, LG and pretty much all of the smaller phone makers over a barrel: You want to be able to sell your phone for our network? Fine. This is what you must do for us.
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