DROID DNA by HTC | US$199.99 | www.htc.com
although we may never be able to lay our hands on the DROID DNA by HTC but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating its beauty. the DROID DNA sports a slim form factor and a deep black, soft-touch back that beckons you to hold it while red accents on the earpiece grill, microgrill patterned sidewalls, main camera bezel and Beats Audio branding breaks the monotony of the black handset – setting it apart from rest of the smartphones in the market. spanning the front is a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 that offers scratch-resistant protection to the 5.0-inch super LCD3 capacitive multitouch display that boost an incredible 440PPI (pixels per inch) – the highest pixel density on any smartphone to date. other key features of this LTE-enabled Android phone include Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor that offers 1.5GHz of quad-core performance, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 320 GPU, 16GB of onboard storage, a 8.0-megapixel BSI main shooter with five level automatic flash, a 2.1-megapixel ultra-wide angle front-facing camera with 1080p video recording capability, a 2,020 mAh battery with wireless charging capability and a 2.55V built-in headset amplifier plus a dedicated amp for external speaker that promise crystal clear sound with less distortion even at high volume. speaking of which, the DROID DNA is naturally, blessed with the studio-quality sound of Beats Audio. apart from those, you will get the usual servings of connectivities and sensors including NFC, WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, DLNA, A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, light and proximity sensor as well as MHL-enabled micro USB port. at launch, the DROID DNA is available with HTC Sense 4+ with 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. the DROID DNA by HTC is available exclusively from Verizon Wireless now for $199.99 with a two-year contract (these days, they are calling it ‘customer agreement’).