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HTC Droid DNA (DLX) shows up at the FCC, cleared for takeoff on Verizon Wireless

Customers on the nation’s largest wireless network who have been eyeballing the HTC DROID DNA (DLX) better have most of their pennies saved up. A filing at the FCC today hints that the moster-spec’d device is making a b-line straight for Verizon Wireless. Okay, so that part we’ve known for quite sometime, but without a specific date on when we should crack open our piggy banks, it looks like we’re finally one step closer.

What is essentially a US variant of the HTC J Butterfly we told you guys about a few weeks back, the HTC Droid DNA will feature an industry first 1080p 5-inch SCLD3 display, 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and possible 8MP camera (that part is still a little fuzzy). While those specs might seem like overkill to the uninitiated, that means a display that will faithfully produce images equal to real world print. Count me in.

The filing lists the device’s product number (HTC6435LVW) as well as the usual radio bands showing support for Verizon’s unique CDMA/LTE combo, as well as global bands for the Android globetrotter.

Hopefully this device wont suffer from any delays (Verizon has a history of extensively testing devices on their network), in which case we should expect it in time for the holidays. Still up in the air is whether or not we’ll see other variants for other carriers (like AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint). But with AT&T set to receive the One X+ next month, T-Mobile on a limited budget, I’d be willing to bet we’ll see this arrive as an EVO sequel for Sprint (yes, that’s pure and baseless speculation). Those of you not on Verizon, would you like an opportunity to pick up for your carrier?

[via FCC | Engadget]

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  • Patrick Wroth

    My next phone for sure

  • Scrappy

    Yay ANOTHER Verizon phone…

  • Lennatron

    I hope they don’t actually call or the Droid DNA.

    • DarrenR

      They should call it the J Butterfly since thats already its name.

      • BigCiX

        I rather see that then DROID DNA.

    • a) youth.in.asia

      DROID DIX is pretty awesome, if you’re into sausage fests.

      • toomuchgame441

        Lolllll I wouldn’t even touch that phone if that’s what it was called

  • Nicholas Kaioken Caljean

    ugh. depends on the release date but I think my heart is still set on the Note 2. 1080p vs stylus and multi window among other things….

  • Saleenfiend

    Def no EVO Variant. This would be flagship and that doesn’t happen until the summer/spring of every year.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      There are no guarantees in life. Hoping Sprint will break tradition.

  • BigCiX

    Should of just named it a “One” series phone.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Verizon wasn’t having it.

      • BigCiX

        Understood. But honestly……… Isn’t this whole DROID naming with Verizon getting old?

        • CryptoNoel

          it’s not that old, just SEVERELY overused

        • bmg314

          Very old. Unfortunately, someone at big red knew what they were doing when they came up with the idea of licensing the Droid name…it’s synonymous with Android for most folks. Drives me nuts. >.<

          • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

            It’s a brand Verizon has created and consumers instantly recognize. Android….. not so much :/

      • BLADESMAN1889

        So forgive my ignorance as I don’t know how things work in US but when you say “Verizon wasn’t having it” are you meaning that the Network is ‘bigger’ than HTC & Has so much clout that it can rename another manufacturer device ? It sounds like another Apple ?

        • Mark2468

          Here in the states Verizon is the largest carrier so they have PLENTY of clout, take the HTC Hero, Verizon was allowed to rename it the HTC Droid Eris, because HTC is a “Vagina” company, unlike Samsung they have no balls, unless you’re Apple or Samsung the carriers don’t respect you here.

          • BLADESMAN1889

            Ok I understand, so its a case of “unless we rename your phone – we won’t stock it and you’ll miss out on our huge customer base”. Now pls don’t be offended by this but it sounds VERY american – “screw you, we do things our way here” . It is almost a bully boy culture [by the companies, not you guys :--}]

          • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

            Carriers hold all the power. This is the sole reason why Android was created and why Google is trying to change that with the insanely low priced Nexus.

          • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

            That was THE weirdest example ever.

          • Mark2468

            Weird…NO, Rushed maybe, but it got my point across to Bladesman 1889,(S)He understood what I wanted to say, Kind of like when you Phandroid guys write an article and forget to proof read it.

    • a) youth.in.asia

      DROID ONE? haha Droid DNA sounds pretty badass, but too bad you start to get a chubby and then find out it’s an HTC phone.

    • Tim242

      *should’ve. Come on, that’s grammar taught in second grade.

      • BigCiX

        Sorry if I offended u. R u going to correct me on “are you” too?

        • Tim242

          I’m not a grammar Nazi, but “should of” is not even close to being correct. “Should’ve” is a contraction formed from should have.

          • http://www.facebook.com/powderdust72 Steven Rockets Grimmer

            Gasp!

  • DarrenR

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hissssss BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • DarrenR

      ^^Aka I want this on AT&T, but Im not willing to wait for it. Note II here I come.

  • BLADESMAN1889

    Any ideas on whether this is coming to the UK ?

    • Mark2468

      Other than Japan and Verizon in the US I haven’t heard of it coming the UK as of yet, rather shocking to me seeing how you guys usually get new phones released there before we do here.

      • BLADESMAN1889

        hmmm, f*cking typical – the 1 phone I actually like/want and not a sniff !

        • Mark2468

          Me myself, I’m eyeing the Galaxy Note 2 for Sprint since I have a upgrade available next month, this carrier exclusive bullshit drives me crazy, I have no desire to be on Verizon’s network.

  • DavidVarghese

    Oh hell no! I’ll be mad if this is the next Evo… Way too beastly of a phone, and I’ll be jealous!

  • Treyhunnid

    meh…

  • wickets

    If the radios are better in this Vs the n4 I will pay the ‘premium’

  • WoodyGrape

    Can’t stand the note ii hard home button…dumbest thing…. I’m getting this for sure

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      You get used to it. Fast.

  • mreveryphone

    Unfortunately HTC is the new lg, their phones are constantly resetting, battery only lasting a few months, when they go back to quality over quantity I’ll go back

  • http://www.facebook.com/bender.ryan Ryan Bender

    Battery life?