Droid DNA by HTC is First Android Phone to Sport a 5-inch, 1080p Display

Your 65-inch high definition television probably boasts a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display. You know what else does? HTC's brand new Droid DNA, which is purportedly the first smartphone in the U.S. to scale that kind of resolution down to a 5-inch display. That works out to 440 pixels per inch (ppi), compared to 306 ppi on Apple's iPhone 5 and 318 ppi on Samsung's Galaxy S III. Well played, HTC.

A 5-inch screen with tightly packed pixels isn't the only thing in the DNA's, uh, DNA. It also sports a scintillating 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot, unfortunately), 8MP rear-facing camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, Beats Audio with a built-in headset amplifier, NFC support, and various other goodies all covered in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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"It's no secret that people depend on their smartphones more and more every day which rightfully raises expectations for performance, speed, and design. The Droid DNA by HTC embodies a smartphone that pushes the envelope in all of these areas with the first true 1080p HD display, latest quad-core processor, and Verizon's 4G LTE network, all wrapped in a beautifully crafted design," said Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Corporation. "The Droid DNA by HTC is sure to top wish lists this holiday season."

We won't argue with that last statement. You can pre-order the Droid DNA today for $200 with a two-year service agreement. It will be available in stores starting November 21, 2012.