New rendering of the HTC DROID DNA gets hearts pounding

New rendering of the HTC DROID DNA gets hearts pounding
The Steve P. Jobs Trust is going to be happy to see a new rendering of the HTC DROID DNA. As we told you yesterday, Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm puts the Trust in a position to profit from the sales of Verizon's DROID branded phones. The rendering shows exactly what we would expect from a 5 inch phablet carrying the HTC name for Big Red, down to the red details on the device. The recently released Verizon MAP list hints at a $199.99 price for the phone with a signed two-year pact. While we're sure that Verizon would love to get this out before the turkey is cooked on Thanksgiving, serial leakers evileaks' tweet of the rendering included a hint that the HTC DROID DNA will launch in early December.

There haven't been any real specs released, but the latest that we know leads us to expect a 5 inch Super LCD 2 screen with 1080p resolution. That should produce an above average pixel density for users. The processor of choice should be the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 which is what all of the other high-end devices are wearing to school these days. That means the phone should have LTE connectivity and quad-core speed. We expect to see 2GB of RAM  with 16GB of native storage inside, and a 2500mAH battery. We are unsure if an 8MP or 12MP camera will be on the back, but it seems more certain that a 2MP front-facing shooter will be on the device. Android 4.1.1 should be installed with Sense 4+ running on top. And yes, Beats Audio technology will be on board.

Sounds like a good deal for $199.99 if that MAP price is right. This would be the third 5 incher that Verizon customers will get to choose from with the LG Intuition (forgot about that one, right?) and the upcoming Samsung GALAXY Note II (pre-orders currently accepted). The LG Intuition is priced on contract for $149.99 and the Samsung GALAXY Note II is priced at $299.99 on contract so the HTC DROID DNA could be priced at the lower end of that range.

source: evleaks via AndroidCentral

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DROID DNA
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2020 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
    HTC Sense UI

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