Droid DNA Packs Two Hidden Features

The HTC Droid DNA, Verizon’s upcoming 5-inch smartphone with a full HD 1080p display, just got a little better today as two useful but hidden features were discovered to be on board.


Android Central has discovered not one but two hidden features that were not discussed at yesterday’s launch event in New York City. However, that doesn’t mean that they won’t be welcomed by consumers interested in the device. On the contrary, they absolutely will be.

The first hidden feature is on the back of the Droid DNA and it’s a circle that is placed right next to the camera. For weeks, we had been trying to figure out what it was but finally, the case has been solved.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Droid DNA.



The Droid DNA packs two hidden features.


Those pinholes on the back of the phone actually act as a notification light if the phone is sitting face down. So if for some reason you put the Droid DNA down directly on its massive 1080p display, the notification light will flash when the phone receives a message or an email. By no means is this groundbreaking, but it’s a nice to know that HTC was thinking ahead.

The other hidden feature might be more useful to those who are looking to travel or use the Droid DNA on another carrier. The Droid DNA sports UTMS/HSPA frequencies and it that means that yes, it’s GSM unlocked. Just like the Verizon iPhone 5. This is absolutely huge considering the Droid DNA likely won’t be coming to the United States’ GSM carriers, AT&T and T-Mobile.

Read: HTC DROID DNA Hands-On Video.

It will work on AT&T’s HSPA+ 4G and 3G networks when they are available but it will only get EDGE on T-Mobile. It will work outside of the United States which means that those who travel the globe will likely be more interested in this phone given that and the rest of its features.


The Droid DNA is the first phone in the U.S. to feature a full 1080p HD display. And while that’s great, it also features a quad-core processor, 8MP ImageSense camera, solid design, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Those hidden features, they are just the cherry on top it seems.