droid dna Verizon gets quad core LTE HTC Droid DNA for $199.99 with contract

Verizon customers will be getting a treat this holiday season courtesy of HTC.

Starting November 21, the HTC Droid DNA will be available for $199.99 with a two year contract, but pre-order for this quad-core LTE-capable device is already underway. 

We’ve been following HTC for a while ever since rumors swirled about HTC developing a ‘phablet-esque’ smartphone like the Galaxy Note, and now it’s official.  The Droid DNA’s screen size is slightly smaller than the Note II’s 5.5-inches, but coming in at 5-inch the Droid DNA is inching ever closer to tablet territory.

Previously, many quad-core flagships from OEMs like HTC and Samsung did not retain that same spec when they entered US market due to LTE requirements.  Therefore, OEMs instead installed dual-core chips that were LTE-capable, being mainly the dual-core Snapdragon S4.  The quad-core dilemma is no more, because Qualcomm has finally made a quad-core Snapdragon S4 that is compatible with LTE technology here in the States. 

Specifically, the Droid DNA will boast a 5-inch 1080p HD screen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro LTE-capable clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, HTC’s in-house Sense 4+ UI, an 8MP rear camera, a 2.1MP front camera, NFC, sound tuned with Beats Audio, and Android Jelly Bean to boot.