Verizon and HTC have, as expected, announced their Droid DNA smartphone during a New York event.
The smartphone features a 5-inch screen, Super LCD 3 display with 440 pixels per inch, runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and is capable of playing 1080p HD video. HTC said that the device's screen rivals traditional HDTVs, with the pixel density being among the highest available on any smartphone.
HTC's Droid DNA boasts a quad-core, 1.5Ghz Snapdragon Qualcomm processor, as well as having 4G LTE integrated into the device. The handset is also capable of wireless charging and full HD video chat, NFC support, accompanied by an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a front-facing 2.1 megapixel camera.
HTC ImageSense and HTC ImageChip are integrated in order to deliver faster image processing and better quality photos, in addition to a quick-launch camera option. The Droid DNA also offers Beats audio and two amplifiers -- one for the headphone and one for the device's speaker.
The Droid DNA, which will be distributed exclusively through Verizon, will be available on November 21 for $199.99 with a two-year contract, with pre-orders commencing today.
“It’s no secret that people depend on their smartphones more and more every day which rightfully raises expectations for performance, speed, and design," said Jason Mackenzie, HTC president. "The DROID DNA by HTC embodies a smartphone that pushes the envelope in all of these areas with the first true 1080p HD display, latest quad-core processor, and Verizon’s 4G LTE network, all wrapped in a beautifully crafted design. The DROID DNA by HTC is sure to top wish lists this holiday season.”