HTC has lifted the lid on the brand-new HTC Droid DNA Smartphone / tablet hybrid, revealing its long-awaited specs, features, release date and price-tag. As expected, the Droid DNA is to be made available exclusively through the Verizon Wireless network.
Hype leading up to the Droid DNA’s release date had been huge, following leaked documents and reports suggesting a biblical array of next-generation specs and features. The good news is that in a rare instance, the DNA seems to live up to the hype and more.
Could it really be the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 killer few saw coming?
Despite achieving full Tabphone hybrid status, the 5-inch screen-toting Droid DNA somehow doesn’t feel nearly as bulk as the Galaxy Note 2, or its other main rivals. But looks are just the start of it as the show-stopper of the Droid DNA was long expected to be the quality of the Super LCD3 display, which it has to be said really does steal the show in a big way. At 440ppi resolution, it quite simply wipes the floor with the iPhone 5 and buries the iPad’s Retina display.
For movie watching, photo viewing or pretty much anything else where visuals count, the Droid DNA is jaw-dropping.
Under the hood, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor delivers the grunt and Android Jelly Bean does a superb job at running proceedings. HTC also revealed a few hugely convenient features the Droid DNA boasts when using its camera – one of which saves the user from having to re-enter passwords when the screen locks in-between taking photographs.
With regard to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs HTC Droid DNA battle/question, we’ll have to wait until more in-depth reviews surface before making a final verdict. However, with a generously reasonable $199 price-tag and a release date just before Thanksgiving, Samsung would be wise to be a little worried at least.