TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC and US mobile network Verizon announced the HTC Droid DNA today, the first phone to feature a full HD 1080p display.
According to HTC, the 5in S-LCD 3 display on this US-only smartphone rivals the latest HD TVs, thanks to its HD 1080p resolution and 440ppi (pixels per inch). That's not all the phone has got going for it, as it also features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, support for 4G LTE connectivity and Google's Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system skinned with HTC's Sense 4+ user interface.
There's also an 8MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 28mm wide-angle lens, a 2.1 front-facing camera, an integrated Beats Audio technology headphone amplifier, a 2,020mAh battery and built-in NFC.
HTC president Jason Mackenzie said, "It's no secret that people depend on their smartphones more and more every day which rightfully raises expectations for performance, speed, and design.
"The Droid DNA by HTC embodies a smartphone that pushes the envelope in all of these areas with the first true 1080p HD display, latest quad-core processor, and Verizon's 4G LTE network, all wrapped in a beautifully crafted design."
HTC must be hoping that the Droid DNA can turn around its fortunes in the US, as last week the company posted a 60 percent slump in revenues as it struggles to compete against Apple and Samsung.
The HTC Droid DNA is already available to preorder via Verizon in the US for $199.99 on a two year contract, and will start shipping on 21 November. µ