By Anu Passary | Nov 13, 2012 09:10 AM EST
The rumor mill has been on an overdrive with leaks and conjectures surrounding HTC's Droid DNA surfacing on the Internet. Now, per reports, U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless has gone ahead and made the Droid DNA official on its Web site, prior to the New York City press event on Nov. 13.
Verizon and HTC are slated to hold a press event on Nov. 13, where it is speculated that the two would officially unveil the Droid DNA (previously also referred to as the DROID DLX). The Droid DNA is believed to be a rebranded version of HTC's J Butterfly, which was launched in October for the Japanese market.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, Verizon Wireless officially confirmed the HTC Droid DNA via the Droid Does Web site and its Google+ page. "Everyone is invited to this public event" and consumers can "Experience the Newest Droid Before its Public Launch!" on Monday, Nov.19, when the device is unboxed.
"11.11.12 - Experience the newest DROID before its public launch. Add Verizon Wireless to a circle on Google+ for an exclusive invite to our Hangout on Air Unboxing Event. Monday, November 19th at 12pm EST/9am PST," notes the Droid Does site.
The November release news will be welcomed by fans as it was previously rumored that the smartphone would launch in December.
HTC has not divulged any feature or specification details of the Droid DNA, but rumors indicate that the HTC Droid DNA will have similar specifications as that of the HTC J Butterfly. The Droid DNA will likely sport a 5-inch screen (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution) with 440ppi. A 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2 GB of RAM will power the smartphone. It is expected that the device will come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and have a 2020mAh battery. The Droid DNA is also speculated to feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper.
With the much-rumored Droid DNA finally out, the device is likely to challenge the phablet king Galaxy Note 2. It would be interesting to see how HTC and Verizon price the Droid DNA and if it can eat into Samsung's market share.
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