Earlier this week, a press event was held in New York City where HTC unveiled a brand new smartphone model. This was the HTC Droid DNA, which is one of the first attempts by the Taiwanese manufacturer in the phablet market, which is of course dominated by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The HTC Droid DNA appears to be a US version of the HTC J Butterfly, which is a handset exclusive to Japan. The Droid DNA is a collaboration between HTC and Verizon, which is a major network operator in US. Because of this, it was initially not clear if the phone would be made available in other countries.
However, according to a recent leak on the internet, it appears that it may be hitting the European market in the form of the HTC Deluxe.
Sporting a 5 inch screen with a true HD resolution of 1080p, it also includes a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the latest Android Jellybean operating system, and high-end 8 megapixel camera that you would expect to find in most other premium HTC Android smartphones. View top HTC One X+ Contract Offers and find out about HTC One X Deals.
The screen is arguably its most noteworthy feature of this device. Not only does this make it one of the first mobile phones with such a resolution, it also clearly states HTC’s intentions to get involved with the lucrative phablet market. This is dominated by the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which has already sold over three million units despite being launched just over a month ago. If it is to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, or even its predecessor the Galaxy Note, it seems to have its work cut out, but looking at its spec list, the HTC Deluxe does look like it has the potential to be a popular device.