HTC Droid DNA Spotted In Verizon Leak; Is This The 1080p DLX?


We’ve known HTC’s anticipated five-inch 1080p Android by a number of different names. It’s coming to Japan as the HTC J Butterfly, and we’ve heard about the phone preparing for a launch in the states as model 6435LVW, the Droid Incredible X, the One X 5, and the DLX. A new Verizon minimum advertised price contains mention of a previously unknown HTC smartphone, the Droid DNA, tied to that same 6435LVW model number. Could this be how the DLX finally arrives?

A release date around Thanksgiving, as suggested here, certainly sounds plausible, but what about that price? Verizon’s not afraid to charge $300 on-contract for cutting-edge smartphones, especially larger devices. On this list itself you can see the Note II pegged with just such a price tag; sure, this HTC is a bit smaller, but it’s still a five-inch model, and that 1080p display sounds like the kind of premium feature that might demand a price to match.

On the other hand, there’s not exactly a glut of HTC Androids waiting in the wings for a Verizon launch, and the model number matches what we’ve been expecting, so we’re willing to give this theory a chance, hoping to come upon some new evidence soon.

What do you think of the name, at least?

Source: Android Central

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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