I have to admit that I was expecting a lot of buzz to be created around the launch of the first smartphone with a 1080p display, HTC J Butterfly, but the public seems to have forgotten about it soon after it debuted in Japan.
Now everybody is expecting the US variant of the HTC J Butterfly, unofficially dubbed HTC Droid DNA, a smartphone retailed by Verizon. The 5-inch phablet had leaked before, but now we have some FCC confirmation, a release date and a press photo.
The picture above presents the HTC Droid DNA and it was posted on @evleaks Twitter account, the one responsible for a lot of unreleased terminal leaks, from Nokia Lumia 920 to ASUS Padfone 2.
There were some HTC Droid DNA-related rumors a couple of weeks ago, talking about Incredible X or HTC DLX codenames. Anyway, it seems that we are dealing with a 5-inch smartphone with a 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM and, of course, Verizon branding. The speculation market claims that this model will pack LTE connectivity and that it will debut on December 6th.
Meanwhile, this smartphone that is situated at the border between smartphone and phablet payed a visit to FCC for some tests and approvals, so its existence was confirmed. It seems that HTC Droid DNA will come with 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and that it will sport a 2,500 mAh battery.
It seems that HTC Doroid DNA will have a price of $249 with a two-year agreement with Verizon, while others say that it might even cost $199. Unfortunately, this smartphone will not be up for the Black Friday deals, because the release date was set for December.