HTC Droid DNA Plus might come in lieu of HTC One on Verizon

HTC Droid DNA Plus might come in lieu of HTC One on Verizon
The HTC One is definitely one of the best Android devices out there with a brilliant design and top notch internals, but it misses one thing. It’s not coming on the U.S. biggest carrier, Verizon Wireless. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are all getting the HTC One, but not Verizon.

The reason seems to be the fact that Verizon has already got the HTC Butterfly, an exclusive 5-inch 1080p phone by HTC, so it probably does not want to water down its sales.

But lacking the One is still a sore omission. The solution? Verizon might be preparing the HTC Droid DNA Plus for launch, an upgrade over the original Droid DNA that will make up for the lack of the One. Actually, the HTC One looks much like the original Droid DNA in terms of design, so we just expect a bump up in specs and a few other new features.

The Droid DNA Plus has now gotten Bluetooth certification, and seems one step closer to becoming a reality. Whether it’d indeed get a Snapdragon 600, the new Sense with BlinkFeed with Zoe, and the new UltraPixel camera, are all questions we don’t have the answers to just yet. We expect to find out soon, though, so stay tuned.

source: Bluetooth SIG via Ameblo, Android Authority

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27 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Please put a removable battery HTC. Please.

12. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Those that thumbed you down, evidently don't have multiple handsets shoved in drawer with broken USB ports never to be used again unless 150 dollar deductable is coughed up. I wish no bad luck on people but, I wonder what these same people will do when their handset's port or battery dies just two months away from new contract? At least with a removable battery, you can nurse the phone until upgrade and save that money toward a new phone at upgrade. John B.

26. jcarrigan unregistered

the dna plus is rumored to have a 4.7inch screen compared to the dna having a 5inch screen. how is that an upgrade? the only upgrade about this is that it will have a memory card slot.

20. ECPirate37

Posts: 333; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I don't understand why someone would thumbs down a request for a removable battery. I have the EVO 3D (which I love), and I've rooted it, upgraded the software, and even use battery saving software coupled with SetCPU (to keep the speed down when not in use) and my battery will last about 8 hours during normal use, but only 3-4 if I am playing games, surfing the internet, etc. The battery in my phone now is a replacement battery I bought 5 months ago because the original battery had gotten to the point that even if I wasn't using the phone, it would die within 4 hours. I work at a job where I do not always have access to outlets, but always need access to email, business websites, and the ability to call/text. Having a replaceable battery is very important in my buying decision. I agree that for 90% of users, it probably isn't a necessity, but when I can be out on assignment for 16 hours in a day without an outlet, I need a replaceable battery.

23. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I expect thumbs down from those that haven't experienced the problem or don't really care. Preaching to phone geeks that only look at asthetics, does no good. As a consumer advocate, I've estimated that 12-15% of cell phone users experience battery failure or USB charge port failure before the contract is up. This is not a small figure and I've written to congress on how this could potentially affect user's insurance claim dollars before end of contract. Hermetically sealing the phone so no one dare get to the parts, creates more trips to the store and increases insurance claims or repair costs. Having removable batteries would retain the customer's control in popping in a new battery for quick operation. This also allows the customer to nurse the phone for two to three months until contract is up to purchase a new phone. John B.

29. firelightx

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

As a former rep with Verizon, I can say this: Batteries that are built in like such are covered under the warranty, not the insurance. Both Sprint and Verizon use TEC (total equipment coverage) which means the warranty that is normally 1 year is extended indefinitely, for as long as you pay for the insurance. I can't speak for the other carriers because I'm not as familiar with their insurance options. But with Sprint and Verizon, there is NO deductible for battery problems.

25. alouden unregistered

I agree. I have never considered owning a phone without a removable battery. I might consider a Motorola phone without one, but NEVER HTC. I have owned too many of their phones. Loved them all, but they are all battery sucking black holes....

28. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I hope the editors of this and other forums take note of the people that really are serious about phones having removable batteries and SD Cards. Because for every one person that takes the time to write about these concerns, there are probably 10 others thinking the same but feel their voice is not enough. If these forums could be used as leverage for the manufacturers to listen to, a more serious view might take shape. I see no reason why a manufacturer can't design an elegant phone and still keep these two essentials. In fact, I will be the first in line to purchase one that does. John B.

27. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

And a SD card slot please!

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Gonna be a hell of a year Sony HTC and moto for 2013......screw Samsung!

7. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Cheers to SONY Xperia! :DD SONY Xperia Z ftw! (dust/water resistant + sleek and elegant + durable glass body) http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z/

3. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

See, this is why I don't buy HTC phones anymore. They just can't seem to keep a flagship a flagship. This is ridiculous, the DNA was released what, four months ago? Good thing I just sold my DNA, I can just hear the value of them crashing down. What a joke.

5. kvk066

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

What can HTC do if carriers are insisting whta they want.....

10. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

sell it through their own store. unfortunately, they don't have that many. i wish htc falls and then merges with sony. htc delivers enviable displays i wish sony uses.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Isn't this a bit too soon HTC, you released a handset that hasn't even been out for six months and now you're planning to release another one?

9. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

and as usual htc forgets their other products and focus on their new ones.

11. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

this is exclusive though,..

6. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

looks like a s4 killer

8. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

no micro sd card slot and no removable battery? i'll keep my money thanks though

13. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

More thumbs down for a reasonable request as a necessity for phones? I question the intelligence of those that only seek looks over retaining functional control for their phone. These are computational phones people. Imagine a computer with no removable battery and broken charge jacks. John B.

30. alouden unregistered

Has the absence of the SD slot been confirmed?

15. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

No Sony and no HTC one for Verizon.... Why? I understand no Nexus, Verizon dropped the ball last time...

16. rick2340

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

No Lumia 920 either. Verizon has the worst phone selection.

18. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Should be a Lumia 922(I think) or something similar coming to Verizon soon. Given the closeness of the number designation, I would hope that it will be a device very close in quality to the 920. Let's just hope it is as good in build quality and has 2013 specs.

19. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

HTC seriously needs to adopt the Apple and Samsung methodology here.. Moto listen up also! Create ONE series of phones and put it on all carriers.. enough of this carrier exclusive crap! A big part of the reason the S3 is so successful is it is available on all carriers.

21. supersammyfans

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Honestly, will anyone buy this crap after Sammy release the mighty SIV??? I don't think so....

24. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

HTC, please make a 5.5" and SHUTUP AND TAKE MY MONEY

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