HTC Deluxe render leaks, showing off global version of the HTC DROID DNA

HTC Deluxe render leaks, showing off global version of the HTC DROID DNA
Thanks to a tweet from evleaks, we have a render of the HTC Deluxe. If the name sounds familiar, it is because at one time, this was the name that was applied to the HTC DROID DNA before the 5 inch phablet was given the scientific moniker by Verizon. And if the picture looks familiar, well, that's because the HTC Deluxe IS the HTC DROID DNA. The only difference is that because of the licensing deal with Lucasfilm, the DROID name can only be used at Verizon. As you might recall, in Japan the device is known as the HTC Butterfly J.

No matter what you call it, the phablet offers a 5 inch screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920 resulting in a pixel density of 441ppi. Besides using the HTC Deluxe name overseas, the handset will also be given the name in Canada. It is similar to what Motorola did with the Motorola DROID which was given the Motorola MILESTONE name in other parts of the world.

Can the HTC DROID DNA/Butterfly J/Deluxe give the Samsung GALAXY Note II a run for its money? The pixel density on the latter is a more down to earth 265ppi, but the screen is a half inch larger. In addition, the Samsung GALAXY Note II has a 3100mAh battery compared to the 2020mAh cell on the HTC model, which reminds us of something our Momma once told us. No matter how many pixels per inch your device has, if the battery is dead, the screen is worthless.

source: evleaks via MobileSyrup



1. GeekMovement unregistered

Nicely stated at the end.

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

we shouldnt jump to a conclusion until we see some official battery scores. maybe Htc has used a battery of higher density like in the optimus g.

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

with 4glte it lasted 10 hours, I think on normal 2g/3g connection it will last plenty. But I doubt the higher battery density thing...

25. redmd

Posts: 1942; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

let's see the battery test then maybe we'll be reminded of thunderbolt or Razr maxx. I hope to be reminded of the latter.

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

note two is beyond phablet territory....... there's big and then there's ridicoulous :(

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

people forget that the 5" is only a mere .2 inches larger than the s3. And in a size comparison its only taller.

8. Mannequinsdenial

Posts: 15; Member since: May 02, 2012

i think more people are concerned about over double the amount of pixels

16. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

double amount of the pixels but its not the same technology, its more power efficient so its not proportional to twice the amount of battery usage.

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

what seems to be cool about it is how slim it is.....I have the Htc Droid incredible 4g lte.....and although its 4 inches, the thing I really like about it is how slim and nice it feels in the hand (as well as the bright screen of course) but if this 5 inch phone is as slim as it appears at that height then it may very well feel good to hold despite it being that large.....only problem may be with having to reach across the screen with your thumb...... which is why i lean more towards the smaller more reasonable size phones like 4 to 4.3 inches

14. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I use both my hands even for my 3.5 inch phone, so Im okay with larger screens.

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

......... :)

26. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I can't wait to use my hands on this thing! Hope preoders will ship a little early :) It looks like it's not any bigger than the S III I have right now.

27. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I think the DNA is a little wider too isn't it? Bit your right it not much bigger. I think the HTC will be a lot faster than our s3 though. In general HTC phones have always been more powerful. And I like my phones to be fast that's why I will get the DNA. My buddy has the note 2 which is nice but Verizon screwed up yje note 2 with that ridiculous home button. And that thing is huge

33. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

actually its .1mm thinner. Galaxy S3 = 70.6 mm DNA = 70.5mm

4. Android1

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Man.. I'm lovin it...

6. Mannequinsdenial

Posts: 15; Member since: May 02, 2012

This is very good news. hopefully this results to better dev community for the entire line.

9. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I really wish they'd stop calling these phablets when they clearly stated that these are Smartphones, not phablets. They may be big phones but they have no tablet functionality like the Note has. There's really no comparison between these and the Note II either way you look at it and we all know that the features on the Note trump anything Sense may have (which happens to be nothing new in 4 years).

10. wendygarett unregistered

Too big and obvious... I love the 1080p but it just too big and bulky... iPhone anyone? :)

12. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

18. No_Nonsense unregistered

You don't need to put iPhone or Apple in every comment.

20. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

just because your hands are too small doesnt mean the phone is too big. :P

23. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Pff, I would rather get the Droid Razr M than the iPhone considering that in a similar sized body I can have 4.3" of screen real estate with just good battery life.

32. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

you have 2 hands for a reazon. you also have 2 legs. whatelse would you use those for? walking? oh wait, it isn't good it text while walking, you might fall in a ditch so small phone like iphone encourage using phone with hands. using phone with hands enoucrages feet to move simultaneously while using phone, called walking. walkwing while using phone enoucrages falling in ditches. guess wahht iphone 5 cause people to fall into ditches

13. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

This phone is clearly having an identity crisis, lol.

15. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

why i love and not love this phone pros -1080p screen -beautiful 5" super LCD screen -almost bezel-less -HTC made (sounds like a china made(Technically they are chinese, taiwanese) but make really good phones though) -beats audio cons -2020 mAh battery -non removable -no microSD slot!!! almost perfect but still almost isnt good enough for me!

17. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

lol trust me Taiwan is very different from China. Its like HK and CN are very different countries as well if you have visited them

30. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

No phone is perfect. If you think about it, nothing at all on this Earth is perfect. That's just life. Phone is awesome.

19. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Once htc already decided to make an international version of the droid dna, the next thing they have to do is to make new marketing strategies for the device to sell like pancakes

22. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Ditching the 4G LTE should make way for a bigger battery and more storage, say 16GB + microSD (or 64GB internal) and 2500mAh battery. ..then the only thing left is to hit the world with a GOOD massive add campaign. - CLEAR (FullHD screen, 8MP f2.0 rear and 2.1MP 88° ff camera, Beats audio) - FAST (Quad S4, Adreno 320, 2GB RAM) - SLIM & LIGHT (

29. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

You can't just ditch the LTE chip. It's integrated into the S4 processor so it wouldn't make a difference in the phone space-wise. There really is no reason why they couldn't have fit more memory or SD slot into the phone, especially more onboard storage. HTC really does need to invest in finding better battery tech for their phones.

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