The 5-inch HTC phone that was revealed weeks ago in Japan as the J Butterfly has been launched in the US as the Droid DNA. The phone is exclusive to Verizon in the US for $200 on contract. Worldwide availability is still a mystery at this point.
The HTC Droid DNA distinguishes itself from other smartphones by packing a 1080p full HD Super LCD 3 display, translating to an incredible 440ppi pixel density. The Droid DNA is also sleek and stylish, maintaining a slim profile despite the fact that it features a host of hardware features. For one, the Droid DNA is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM, a very potent combination that should result in a blazing fast computing experience. This is the same combination as the LG Optimus G.
HTC highlights the camera on the Droid DNA, which is an 8-megapixel shooter with 28mm wide angel lens BSI sensor, ImageChip and 1080p HD video capture. There’s also a 2.1MP f/2.0 front-facing camera capable of 1080p HD video recording. HTC boasts that the Droid DNA is able to capture 4 shots per second on continuous shooting mode. The rest of the main specs include Beats Audio and a 2.55v built-in headset amplifier and dedicated rear speaker amp, 16GB internal storage with no microSD expansion, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX support, NFC, MHL, dual mics, Wdual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band), 2,020mAh battery and wireless charging. The device will run Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ UI.
Here are a couple of promo videos for the HTC Droid DNA.