Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday November 13, 2012.
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HTC and Verizon have officially announced the DROID DNA, an Android 4.1 smartphone with a 5-inch, 1080p HD display that will arrive on Verizon's network soon. The DROID DNA is a U.S. version of the HTC Butterfly J announced in Japan last month. It features a 5-inch Super LCD 3 screen that has a full HD 1920x1080 resolution, which packs in 440 ppi.
Aside from the eye-popping screen, the DROID DNA features a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Both will come in handy to go with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software with HTC Sense UI built-in. The phone has 16GB of ROM and a 2,020 mAh battery that powers the device.
The DROID DNA has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera has a f/2.0 aperture and HTC's ImageChip that is designed to improve photo quality as images are processed. ImageChip helped improve camera quality of the HTC One X, and the same processing and on-screen software are available in the DROID DNA.
The phone supports LTE connectivity, so it will be capable of delivering LTE speeds to the vast majority of Verizon customers. Verizon will begin selling the DROID DNA November 21 for $199.99 on a two year agreement.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.