New Droid DNA accidentally confirmed by Verizon

Verizon momentarily uncovers Droid DNA as its newest Android superphone.

Android Central

Over the weekend Verizon briefly called out the Droid DNA as its next Droid handset. The revelation was fleeting, though; the carrier promptly scrubbed all mention of DNA from its Web site.

Verizon is likely kicking itself, and likely the people responsible, for the slip-up since it came days ahead of the new phone's expected launch tomorrow in New York. I and many others anticipate the Droid DNA to be built by HTC and based on the rumored HTC DLX .

If you recall, the Droid DNA is said to feature a phablet-size 5-inch screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, all buttressed by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The phone may even boast a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor.

Android Central first noticed Verizon's gaffe and also posted images of the gadget reportedly obtained by Twitterer @evleaks. If all this pans out, we're in store for a real smartphone treat tomorrow. Verizon also says it will publish an official unboxing of its freshest Droid on November 19, but you don't have to wait around that long. Be sure to watch us live-blog the press event and check out our hands-on with this hot new HTC handset as soon as we can get it.

About the author

Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.


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