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Droid DNA unveiled: Verizon's first 1080p phone will cost $199 on November 21st, pre-orders begin today

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Verizon has just announced the Droid DNA, a 5-inch Android 4.1 smartphone with a spectacular 1920 x 1080 display resolution, matching the vast majority of what we consider high-definition televisions. The subject of rampant rumors and copious leaks ahead of its release, the Droid DNA will already be familiar to enthusiasts of the eternal Android spec race, but just as a refresher, here are the highlight items on its feature list: the processor inside is a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, allied to 2GB of RAM and LTE wireless connectivity, the display is a third-generation Super LCD 3 panel, and the camera features the same f/2.0 aperture and ImageChip processor as on the One X.

The skin atop Google's Android Jelly Bean software is HTC's Sense 4+, which includes Beats Audio sound processing. In keeping with HTC's other recent handsets, the Droid DNA includes beefed-up amplifiers for the headset and rear speaker, to help support the extra volume you'll surely be wanting to pump out. This new phone also supports wireless charging, with the functionality being built into the handset as with the Windows Phone 8X.

Wireless charging, quad-core SoC, 2GB of RAM, and the highest pixel density yet

Verizon has priced the Droid DNA at $199 with a launch date of November 21st, though the company is happy to start taking pre-orders today. To get a better idea of what this new Droid looks and feels like up close, you can read up on HTC's J Butterfly, its Japanese twin, which was announced by AU / KDDI last month.

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