x PhoneArena is hiring! News writer

Do you remember which phone was the first to market with a 1080p resolution screen?

Posted: , posted by Alan F.

Tags :

Do you remember which phone was the first to market with a 1080p resolution screen?
In this era where 1440 x 2560 resolution screens are common, many manufacturers are giving their flagship phones and high-end models 1080 x 1920 FHD screens. That's because there is a question about whether the human eye can actually register the difference between a QHD or an FHD display. Speaking of 1080p displays, do you remember which handset was the first to spot one? Here's a hint. It was a Verizon exclusive that originally had a codename of DLX.

The answer? It was the HTC DROID DNA that was first to market with a 1080 x 1920 display. HTC went back in time and used red trim, a soft touch back and a Super LCD display (number 3). All of these things just might have reminded you of the HTC DROID Incredible. The Gorilla Glass 2 protected 5-inch screen, combined with the FHD (Full High Definition) resolution, to provide users with a striking 441ppi pixel density. You might not be able to tell a 1440 x 2560 QHD display from a 1080 x 1920 panel, but if you were used to phones with a 720p HD screen back then, one look at the DROID DNA made you realize that you weren't in Kansas anymore.

The rest of the phone's specs included a Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 under the hood, containing a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 320 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside with 16GB of native storage (11GB available to the user). An 8MP camera is on back, featuring an f/2.0 aperture. The 2MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats.
 
The phone is powered by a 2020mAh battery, which along with the camera, was a sore spot with HTC fans at this time. While it came with Android 4.1.1 out of the box, updates ended with Android 4.4. Eventually, Verizon replaced the model with the HTC One (M7) which originally was not offered by Big Red due to strong sales of the DROID DNA.


PhoneArena is on Instagram. Follow us to stay updated with fresh news and flashy media from the world of mobile!

FEATURED VIDEO

42 Comments
  • Options
    Close





Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories