It looks like November 13th won’t just be the official release of the Nexus 4, as HTC and Verizon are set to take the stage and announce an upcoming device. What is in all likelihood the HTC Droid DNA, the five-inch device should definitely get some attention in Big Red’s portfolio.
In a market that only Samsung has proven it can be fruitful in, HTC’s latest Verizon phablet may well be the Galaxy Note’s first genuine competitor. While Verizon also has the LG Intuition available, it hasn’t gotten much traction. Can HTC come back swinging into this niche market?
The Droid DNA should easily be able to go toe to toe with other high-end devices on the market with its quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, LTE radio, and 5 inch display with a 1080p resolution. With a spec sheet like this, the Droid DNA falls in line with the Galaxy Note II and should prove to be quite the competitor if it hits the right price point.
This five-inch phablet has been rumored for quite a while and at one point was even believed to land as a Nexus device. At this point, it would be quite the curve ball if HTC released a stock Android device, even if that’s what many people want to see from the company.
Either way, we can expect a few things from HTC’s upcoming device. It will likely be littered with Verizon bloatware and have a rock solid build quality that will make it a dream to hold.