Thursday, 10 January 2013

HTC joins the phablet territory with Droid DNA

One after another mobile makers are coming up with 5-inch display smartphones in the market and the latest company to join the horde is the HTC Corp. It has recently, launched Droid DNA smartphone in US with Verizon’s 4G LTE network support. The device currently runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and has HTC Sense UI. The 5-inch display of the device is said to be of 1080p, and sets it apart from high end smartphones available in the market.

It is powered with 1.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and has 2 GB RAM. The main camera stands at 8.0-megapixel whereas the device has 2.0-megapixel front facing camera. To make the giant phablet work for long hours, HTC has incorporated a 2,020 mAh Li-Ion non removable battery in it. On the con side, the device is said to come with 16 GB non expandable (no card slot) internal memory and there’s no 32 GB variant available.
According to reports, Verizon has decided to sell Droid DNA as its flagship phone for the holiday season. This indicates that the device comes with promising performance. The phone will go on sale in US from November 21, 2012 on the occasion of Thanksgiving and will cost US $199 (Approx Rs. 11,000) to customers. Keeping the spec sheet in mind, the phone will cost around Rs. 35,000 in India however, there is no information from HTC on pricing and availability of the device in India.

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