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UPGRADE: Verizon unveils the Droid DNA by HTC Android Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 13.11.12 - 17:16:00 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 11371x
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Today, Verizon Wireless unveiled its latest and U.S.-exclusive Android smartphone, the Droid DNA by HTC. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quadcore CPU at 1.5 GHz, the Droid by HTC is an unmatched combination of speed and performance, which comes with 2 GB of RAM, and HTC Sense 4+ on top Android Jelly Bean. It's rivaling the latest HD TV technology by featuring a revolutionary 5" full HD 1080p super LCD 3 display with rich colors, amazing brightness and the highest resolution and pixel density available on any smartphone. Designed to accentuate the incredible 5" display, the curved, black, softtouch back tapers to a mere 4 mm to feel comfortable in your hand or pocket and the red microgrill sidewalls hint at the power inside.

But the Droid DNA by HTC isn't only good to show photos and videos but also to capture them, thanks to HTC's amazing camera which comes with HTC ImageSense, bringing improvements to every part of the camera including the lens, sensor, and software including a custom HTC ImageChip. The new Sightseeing mode ensures users are always ready to capture the moment as only one touch of the power button bypasses the lock screen and launches directly into the camera. A best-in-class 2.1 megapixel, F2.0 aperture and 88-degree ultra-wide angle front-facing camera allows to get up to four faces and additional background in self-portraits. With Auto Portrait mode, touch to begin an automatic countdown timer it allows to focus on poses and not the shutter button.
HTC VideoPic captures high-quality photos while shooting 1080p HD video and Continuous Shooting captures images up to 4 frames per second by simply holding the shutter button. Last but not least, Map and Event Views in gallery mode display photo albums according to when or where they were taken.

Like all other recent high-end HTC smartphones, the Droid DNA by HTC also features Beats Audio, which delivers authentic, studio-quality sound across the entire multimedia experience. The unique 2.55 Volt built-in headset amplifier and dedicated rear-speaker amp help to boost the audio signal for even better sound with music video and gaming to deliver crystal clear sound with less distortion, even at maximum volume.

No word yet about an upcoming launch in other parts of the world but it's most likely, that HTC plans something similar for Europe as well.

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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