HTC and Verizon have introduced a new smartphone with a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel Super LCD display and a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor.
Under the hood, the phone features 2GB of RAM, the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system, and HTC Sense 4+ software.
The Droid DNA has an 8MP rear camera with a 28mm wide-angle lens, and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. The phone is powered by a 2020mAh battery and features a Corning Gorilla Glass display.
Unlike some other phones that are getting a lot of attention today, the Droid DNA supports 4G LTE.
It’s the high resolution screen that really sets this phone apart from the competition at this point. Phones with quad-core processors and 2GB of RAM are becoming surprisingly common. But this is one of the first handsets to ship with a 440 pixel-per-inch screen.
Of course, at a certain point it’s pretty difficult to tell one high pixel-density screen from another, and it’s not entirely clear how much better the Droid DNA screen will look than a 312ppi HTC One X display (unless you hold them both very close to your eyes).
But the $200 on-contract price is actually pretty good, so if you’re in the market for a new Verizon smartphone and don’t think a 5 inch screen is too big for a phone, then you could probably find worse ways to spend your money.
Folks who’ve seen the phone in person also seem pretty impressed with the display.