Verizon Announces HTC Droid DNA Android Smartphone, Releases November 21 for $200 (Specs, Pics, Video)

November 13, 2012

At a press event in NYC today, Verizon Wireless announced the HTC Droid DNA smartphone. The phablet is available to pre-order starting today and it will go on sale in retail stores for $199.99 with a two-year agreement beginning November 21. Most of the details leaked in the previous weeks turned out to be spot on, as the handset was unveiled with a 5-inch 1080p FHD Super LCD3 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 4G LTE connectivity and a 2020mAh battery. As for software, it’s running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ as expected. There’s also a built-in wireless charging back that works with an optional charging pad sold separately. Full specs and a pair of promo videos can be viewed below. Visit Verizon’s website for more information on the Droid DNA.

HTC Droid DNA Promotional Videos:

Verizon HTC Droid DNA Specifications:

5.55 (H) x 2.78 (W) x 0.38 (D) inches
Weight: 4.94 oz

CDMA1x/EV-DO Rev A, LTE/DO Rx diversity
Global Network: GSM (850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz), UMTS (850MHz, 900MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz)
Preinstalled 3FF SIM card

Operating System
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Google Now
Improved Voice Search
Improved Notifications
Improved Gallery
Enhanced Speech–to–Text

Memory / Processor
16GB internal (actual formatted capacity is less)
1.5GHz quad-core processor & 2GB of DDR2 RAM

5” 1080P Super LCD3 Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2

Virtual QWERTY keyboard

2020mAh Standard Li–Ion; non–removable
Usage Time – up to 12.8hrs OR
Standby Time – up to 14.7 days

Head– 0.496 W/kg; Body– 0.663 W/kg

8MP Auto Focus Rear–Facing camera with Single–LED Flash + HTC Image Chip
f/2.0 aperture lens, backside sensor illumination for low light performance, and the exclusive HTC Image Chip which allows continuous shooting for up to 20 images
2.1 MP 88°ultra-wide-angle front-facing with improved low light performance
Photo Formats: bmp, .jpg, .png, .gif
Photo Sharing: Facebook, Twitter, and more

Video Playback: H263, H264, MPEG–4, WMV
Rear–Facing camcorder – HD capture up to 1080p
Front–Facing camcorder – HD capture up to 10800p

Create and Manage Playlist
Audio Formats Supported: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Headset: 3.5mm Audio Jack

Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles Supported: Headset, Hands Free, Serial Port, Stereo, Audio/Video Remote Control , Generic Audio/Video Distribution, Advanced Audio Distribution, Audio/Video Control Transport, Object Push Profile Object Push (Vcard, Music, Album, Cal – Push only), Phone Book Access Profile

HTC Sense 4.0+
Full Suite of Google Apps incl.: Google Now, Google Maps with Street View and Latitude; Google Talk with Video Chat; Gmail; Google Play Books; YouTube™; Google Calendar, Google+, with Hangouts, Google Play, Speech to text, and more
Backup Assistant Plus (Contacts backup/restoration only), Visual Voice Mail, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Amazon MP3, Amex Serve, Audible, IMDb, My Verizon Mobile, NFL Mobile, Reign of Amira, Slacker Radio, Verizon Tones, Viewdini, VZ Navigator, Zappos
Mobile Hotspot Capable (Supports up to 10 devices)
Wi-FI: 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz) capible, MS Exchange, Yahoo, AOL, Windows Live Hotmail, POP3/IMAP, Gmail App
HTC Android Browser
Text, Picture, and Video messaging with threaded feature

Embedded Wireless Charging support (VZW Exclusive, Charging pad sold separately)
Beats Audio
Global Ready™
Simultaneous Voice and Data
NFC – Tap and Share with other NFC-enabled devices; Tap and Pair with compatible NFC-enabled Bluetooth Accessories
Embedded ringtones, vibrate alert and silent
Calendar, Alarm Clock, and Calculator
Voice input- Google
Supported Languages: 27 (some via download)
Virtually limitless contacts (limited by 16GB on-board memory)
Assisted GPS E911 and GLONASS
TTY Compatible
Hearing Aid Compatibility = M3/T3

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