Multiple websites are reporting that as the launch on the Verizon 4G LTE system of the powerful HTC One 4G nears, the Droid DNA 4G and Droid Incredible 4G LTE are being phased out. Sales POP has even been spotted online with the words “Close Out” accompanying the Droid DNA 4G and Droid Incredible 4G LTE pictures and sales data. Verizon has finally announced that the HTC One is actually headed their way, but Big Red would only say “this summer” when pressed for a release date.
If the unsubstantiated rumors concerning the Droid DNA and Droid Incredible 4G LTE are correct, many in the smartphone Blogosphere are predicting some type of Droid branding for the new Verizon HTC One smartphone. Although Verizon did say they would be launching the HTC One on their 4G LTE network in the United States this summer, no price tag has yet to be mentioned. The handset currently retails from Sprint and AT&T for around $79 on contract online, but this is no guarantee of the eventual price tag Verizon will give their version of the HTC One once it is launched.
A recent report showed that the HTC One is firmly entrenched as the number three bestselling smartphone in the United States, behind the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 smartphones. The Jelly Bean powered handset delivers a quad core chip with 40% more power than the Snapdragon S4 Pro, one of the largest high resolution screens found on any handset, and the highest pixel density display ever designed for a mobile phone.
Measuring a slim profile of 0.37 inches (9.3 mm), the HTC One boasts a large 4.70 inch Super LCD 3 display. That screen offers an impressive 468 color pixels per each inch of display space, leading to a Full HD designation and 1,080 x 1,920 pixel resolution. A second generation layer of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass protects the screen, while special battery saving light and proximity sensors automatically dim the display when it is not used, and automatically adjust the screen brightness in consideration of the amount of ambient light present.
This helps the phone deliver a full 16.0 hours of talk time and 8.5 hours of video playback from a full battery charge, with the decision-making coming from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T system chip. That chip is built around a 1.7 GHz quad core central processor, and a generous 32 GB of built-in storage join 2.0 GB of RAM memory in the handset’s hardware package. Delivering a technologically advanced 2.0 UltraPixel camera on the back of the handset, the HTC One is capable of 1,080P HD resolution video capture. That rear snapper provides an extensive special effects and customization package, with a chat cam up front providing video call support.