The HTC Droid DNA and the 1080p alternatives to look forward to
But are any HTC Droid DNA alternatives due to arrive anytime soon? Is any other manufacturer going to introduce a smartphone with a 1080p display? You betcha! In fact, we believe that more than a few of them will be coming in a few months.
Rumor has it that Sony is working on a couple of high-end devices – the C660x Yuga and the C650x Odin. It is speculated that both of them will have displays with resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, and will be powered by Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip – specs identical to those of the Droid DNA. However, these two are not likely to be released anytime soon. It will be at least a few more months before we see these two hit the shelves, if they are indeed meant to see the light of day, that is.
LG. It already demonstrated such a panel, measuring 5 inches and made using a technology called Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS for short). Unfortunately, we don't really have any clues indicating that the manufacturer is indeed working on such a handset, although it won't be surprising if leaks and rumors start circulating the blogosphere sooner than later. If LG is really going to launch a Droid DNA rival, that will surely happen no sooner than H1 of 2013.
1. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
what about the phone from oppo find?
it is 6.65 mm thick
11. Twisted247 (Posts: 254; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Articles have already been released about the oppo find 5. It is no longer 6.65 that was pre production. The model that will release will be 8-9mm thick. Search here on PA you'll find it.
24. linneti15 (Posts: 49; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
The original oppo find didn't have 1080p and was 6.65mm thick, it was production though not pre-production. The newer Oppo Find 5 has 1080p but while still very thin, is about the same as other high end smartphones these days
2. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)
I think this is about as good as it gets for the 5" 1080p.
4. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)
any reports for an international version?
13. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
Yes, but the designs of both DNA(US) and Butterfly(Japanese) are identical and the hardware is the same :)
14. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Micro sd card on J though :)
Hopefully 2500 and sd card for an international!
15. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
I hope galaxy s4 to sports 5" Super Amoled FHD plus(real RGB) screen, but this is a new story.... :)
16. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)
doubt RBG, pentile most likely. too hard for amoled
23. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)
actually to answer my own question its going to be the HTC DLX. Hopefully 2500mAh with 64gb!
27. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Ilyushka, what are you smoking? Can I have some of that, please? Zvuchit otlichno, buddy!
30. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
I'm ill right now, maybe it's from the pills :D
3. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Sob, a 1080p Note 3 at 5.8" would be slick as all hell.
17. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
At 5.8" I can't imagine any hardware buttons. 2013 is going to be the year of 1080p.
5. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
if HTC wants to make money again, they will make this available to ALL MAJOR US carriers ASAP.. I would get this over the Note 2, if ATT had it. But nope. HTC is bleeding hundreds of millions each year and they stick to 1 phone per carrier.
Any battery mention is it still 2020 mAh?
6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
i agree with the "expanding availablity" part that would indeed gain peoples interest and would help make this a HUGE success as it is already a success in my book...........as for the 2020 battery? Well they are saying the screen is supposed to help out on not draining battery as much so lets hope this is true.........all in all we gotta wait for a NON BIASED review on it.........still worth the money imo
10. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
The J Butterfly might make it here, but don't expect it to exactly match the Droid DNA in specs, something will be changed and omitted. This phone would be killer if that batter was at least 2500mAh, I don't care how miserly the screen technology is, the fact that the screen is so large and believe you me owners will be on that thing like crazy 2020mAh is just too small.
HTC should have realized that if you give someone a smart phone with such high specs odds are they are going to use that thing quite a bit and the Droid line is known for touting power and performance...the Razr is a performance and power king, no less that 2500mAh should be allowed on 4" screen phones. Who wants a powerful phone that you can barely use and worse yet when that battery charge runs crappy in a year and a half you can't get a new battery because it's a sealed phone...bad idea. It's still an impressive phone though if the battery tests prove to be on the good side I might get this instead of the Razr HD Maxx.
21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
indeed cant deny that im waiting to see how it holds up in the battery department either.........hopefully its "good" like the rest of their phones.......not great but decent........and thats "hopefully" it is........we'll see though soon enough
20. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
The problem is HTC will not do that, Droid DNA is not a flagship phone. The Droid line is a Verizon exclusive. Just wait for the DLX
18. dla0052 (Posts: 9; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
2020mAh battery, no expandable storage and non-removable battery? Why does HTC keep on shooting themselves in the foot with the new phones they have been releasing lately? They need to go back to 2010-2011 when they were relevant and rediscover what made them successful. The original EVO was an awesome phone, they should have kept building on that instead of trying to get too fancy! I get the specs are on par and even exceed the Samsung Galaxy line but some of these features are make or break for a large chunk of consumers.
25. maxout (Posts: 32; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
2. 2GB RAM
3. SEXY DESIGN/ Screen
4. 8MP Cam
5. Jelly Bean
1. 16 GB Storage / 11 GB ONLY.
2. NO Micro SD
3. NO Micro SD
4. NO Micro SD
5. NO Micro SD