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Verizon's HTC DROID DNA gets new rendering and Google+ unboxing date

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Verizon's HTC DROID DNA gets new rendering and Google+ unboxing date
One last render for the road

One last render for the road

With the HTC DROID DNA expected to be introduced on Tuesday, the latest rendering of the device has been leaked by evleaks. At the same time, Verizon is inviting everyone to witness an  online unboxing of the 5 inch phablet on Google+. The date of the unboxing is November 19th at 12 noon eastern time.To get an invite to the event, add Verizon Wireless to a circle on Google+.

What everyone is waiting to see is the luscious 5 inch screen with 1080p resolution. That works out to a mouth watering pixel density of 440ppi and while you can't really judge the display by looking at a photograph, we might be able to see this beast in action on Tuesday. Bet you can't wait.

source: Verizon, evleaks via AndroidCentral

Check out an online unboxing of the HTC DROID DNA

Check out an online unboxing of the HTC DROID DNA



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posted on 11 Nov 2012, 10:51 9

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


Bring it on ...!!!

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 18:08 3

44. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


am I the only one who would rather 64gb internal than 16gb+sdcard?

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 06:02 2

59. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


oh man this phone makes me drooool!
I just cant wait for this sweet monster!

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 10:59 10

2. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The build quality, screen, and the speed of the processor should be great, but this will be a terrible phone. Verizon bloatware, plus a smaller battery (2,020mah) should mean this thing will need to be tethered to a power outlet more often than not. World-beating specs aren't enough to offset something that will probably have about 5-6 hours of battery life (The Optimus G has a smaller, less dense screen and a 2100mah battery, and it gets 6-7 hours).

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:09 1

3. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Unless it uses IGZO tech, the battery is going to be terrible.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:11 12

5. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


It's got a 2500mha battery dumb dumb do some research

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:21 1

8. Hemlocke (unregistered)


There are conflicting reports. Regardless, even 2500mah (Do you not even know that it is milliampere-hour, not whatever "mha" is?) is not enough, even with IGZO technology.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:49 7

15. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Obviously that was a typo.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 12:13 3

20. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


There has been only one article that says it's a 2020mah battery and there has been like 20 that says it's a 2500mah battery so not really u just want to be a hater and post the one article to get people hating on it! I don't call 1vs 20 conflicting reports! And 2500 will be plenty it will get better battery than the s3 so stop hating

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 13:31 1

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what part of 1080p display and S4 Pro w/ Adreno 320 graphics don't you understand? it won't get the battery life of the SIII even with a 2500mAh battery. the J Butterfly has a 2020mAh battery and this is pretty much the exact same thing also with this thing supposedly being priced at $199 on contract i'm more inclined to believe that it's packing the 2020mAh battery.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 14:08 2

29. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


The quad core processor will help and if it's SLCD3 that will help also I can tell u the battery won't be worse than the s3 if it's 2500.. And wth u talking about if it's priced 199 its prolly packing the 2020 that's the dumbest thing I ever heard! What does that have to do with anything

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 14:49 5

32. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yes it has multi-core efficiency however Adreno 320 uses enough power to bury the efficiency you gain from having quad cores and then some. look at the Nexus 4's battery rating. it's not great and the Optimus G is on par with the SIII at best with the same 2100mAh add a 5" 1080p display to the mix and i promise you battery life isn't going to be in oodles. nobody is going to take you seriously if you keep up with this insult first, think later frame of mind. if HTC went top notch on everything then they'd have a top notch competitive price point. HTC isn't like Motorola, they're going to get their money's worth, especially from their flagships. this'll either have a 2500mAh battery and cost more than rumored or it'll have a 2020mAh battery and be at the rumored $199 price point.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 15:05 2

33. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I have SGSIII and it has decent battery life. I can't wait to sell it and buy HTC Droid DNA for MSRP. I don't care what size battery it has. I'd rather have a really nice phone with poor battery life than a really good battery life on a "meh" phone that I don't really like.
Get over this battery issue. It's a phone as a whole. And every phone has its pluses and minuses. None is perfect.
This one is PERFECT FOR ME.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 15:13

37. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


lol with out having played with the phone what makes it perfect i guarantee htc is just going to screw something up again it'll still be left in the dust by the already released note2 sorry but htc is failing for a reason oh and don't forget vzw likes to block a lot of freedom but enjoy your htc phone

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 15:51 6

41. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Well, I owned HTC Incredible, Incredible 2, Thunderbolt and Rezound. I loved them all. I rooted some of them, so don't know what you're talking about in terms of freedom. I just like HTC phones, they are the best IMHO. I had the Note too, really didn't like the feel of it and the damn plastic. This one will be perfect.
BTW, I think HTC is failing because of poor marketing and bending for VZW too much.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 18:15 3

45. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Exactly I can't wait to drop this POS S3 and get the dna full msrp ill never buy another crapsung product again!

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 18:26 3

46. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


100% with you.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 15:19 3

38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i know every phone isn't perfect but i personally feel like that at this point in the game that battery life and reliability should be the most important things for a phone. my Tablet is going to relieve my power and display needs which btw is going to be a Nexus 10 and the Nexus 10 is more powerful than the DNA anyway. after owning many phones and tablets i think this is the best formula, well or me anyway.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 22:09 1

53. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Now you're talking Owlet!!

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:26 2

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Where did you get 6-7 hours of battery for the Optimus G? I haven't heard anything of the sorts, even when connected to LTE.

Engadget said the AT&T model lasted 8 hours and 43 minutes with their usual video test, which is weird because it lasted longer than the Sprint model which didn't have LTE enabled.

Using the AT&T model for a full day as I normally do brought the 2,100 mAh battery down to around 20 percent after 10 or so hours. - The Verge

The Optimus G delivered excellent battery life, even while connected exclusively to the more power-hungry LTE network here in Boston. - Pocketnow

Don’t worry about the toll that LTE radio will have on your battery: it’s non removable, but at 2,100 mAh, I don’t really see the need for a spare or extended battery. I consistently got through a full day with juice to spare with moderate to heavy usage, - Android Central

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:45 2

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Qualcomm's integrated LTE Radio may be more power efficient than the Wi-Fi Radios in these things. that may be something to keep in mind if you have an S4 powered device. i'll put it to the test on my MAXX HD.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:09 4

4. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Thank god for a black version! I can't imagine using the red version.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:16 4

6. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


You got that Kronic!

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 15:07 1

34. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Black with red accents... mmmm... very sexxxxy

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:19 1

7. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Nothing is official yet. It might have a bigger battery and even a sd slot. All we hear are rumors for right now. HTC has made the mistake before with using a smaller battery. I really don't think they will do it again. Especially on this caliber of a phone. The thunderbolt was a beast of a phone and probably the best of the phones being released at that time. I had a couple different phones and the thunderbolt would eat them alive. So let's hope they learned the battery lesson. All we can do is wait and see but we are all use to that by now.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:31 4

10. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


my body needs to this D.N.A..come on H.T.C..

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:35 2

11. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


Niiice phone too bad I ain't on Verizon.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:47 4

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that is a real damn attractive profile picture you got there. xD

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:51 1

17. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yea, he should be brought up, though, on child porno.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 11:56 5

19. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


thanks

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