It looks like the HTC Droid DNA‘s launch is all but confirmed by U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Wireless as the oft-rumored smartphone has been mentioned on Verizon’s DroidDoes.com web portal that highlights the various Droid-branded smartphone models. The 5-inch smartphone will be the first phablet-class device to launch with a full 1080p HD resolution display and features competitive high-end specs, including a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.
According to Verizon, the carrier will host the first unboxing of the Droid DNA on its portal, and users who sign up to Verizon’s Google+ social media portal will be treated to be among the first to see the device’s unboxing. The unboxing is slated to occur on November 19, according to the Droid Does portal, on Google Hangout.
Other than the unboxing date, Verizon did not confirm or give any new details about the device, including release date and availability.
It’s been speculated that the Droid DNA may launch either at the end of November on the 29th alongside the Galaxy Note II’s debut on the carrier, or in early December. In addition to the Note II phablet, the Droid DNA will also join the LG Intuition 4G on Verizon’s network.
The Droid DNA is expected to be a variant of the HTC J Butterfly that was released in Japan.
And while the 5-inch full HD 1080p resolution display sounds appealing–compared to the 720p HD Super AMOLED display on the competing Note II from Samsung–the 1080p resolution may be overkill on the 5-inch display of the Droid DNA as the screen may still be too small for the eyes to discern the added pixels of the new 1080p display.
The device is also expected to have 2 GB RAM, but it appears that unlike the LG Intuition and the Samsung Note II with their digital pens, the Droid DNA may not utilize a stylus or pen and will rely solely on finger input, unless users add a capacitive touchscreen stylus.