A while ago we’ve presented you the new HTC J Butterfly, a smartphone designed exclusively for the Japanese market, but the rumors were suggesting that the smartphone might also hit the US market under a new name, retailed by Verizon. Meanwhile the rumors were confirmed, as HTC and Verizon launched the new HTC Droid DNA, a terminal underpinned by the original J Butterfly.
HTC Droid DNA sports a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with full HD resolution and a pixel density of 440 ppi, that comes as a bonus to the impressive list of technical specifications: quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 8 megapixel primary camera and a front-facing 2 megapixel unit with ultra-wide capture angle. Moreover, HTC Droid DNA is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, completed by HTC Sense 4+, while offering superior web browsing speeds courtesy of the 4G LTE chip.
In terms of design, the new smartphone impresses with it’s dimensions that place below those of an average 5-inch smartphone: 141 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm and 138 grams. In other words its dimensions are close to the ones of Samsung Galaxy S3, but the HTC terminal is just a bit thicker and heavier.
The American customers will be able to get their hands on the HTC Droid DNA by the end of the year, a model that packs everything a high-end smartphone should bring. We are talking about a smartphone with a size between Galaxy S3 and Note 2, impressive performance delivered by the Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC, and a display that should make everyone forget about the Retina Displays. Since it will be available at Verizon, HTC Droid DNA will also have a competitive price.
The weakest point of the HTC Droid DNA is the 2,020 mAh battery, which might not deliver the best autonomy when it comes to heavy using. Unfortunately, HTC Droid DNA will not be available on the European market.
One thing is sure, HTC is trying to revive its sales by starting a new trend on the smartphone segment: the full HD displays. Now all we have to do is wait and see the first reviews and whether the competition will introduce full HD display, too.