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Handling HTC's Droid DNA

At a New York press conference today, HTC and Verizon unveiled the Droid DNA, a 5-inch "phablet" device with a thin profile and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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A 5-inch whopper

The Droid DNA has a 5-inch Super LCD screen made out of Corning Gorilla Glass.

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A reasonable price

The device will be available November 21 from Verizon for $199.99, with preorders beginning today.

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Browsing through apps

The phone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Here, the app drawer is shown.

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Widgetting around

Adding widgets on its ample screen.

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Edge-to-edge glass

The display spans all the way to the edge of the phone's bezel, has a 1080p resolution with 440 pixels per inch, and has a reportedly wide viewing angle.

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Tinkering with the home screen

Another look at customizing the HTC Droid DNA's home pages.

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Another rainy day in New York

Checking out the weather app on the Droid DNA.

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An 8-megapixel camera

The HTC Droid DNA from Verizon houses an 8-megapixel camera that has a f2.0 lens.

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Soft to the touch

Another look at the handset's rear-facing camera and premium polycarbonate soft-touch backing.

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Smile for the camera

Camera features include full HD video chat, face detection, smile capture, and HDR shooting.

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A svelte design

Given the HTC Droid DNA's thin profile, the device is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and a 2,020mAh battery.

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A look at the top

A top view of the phone, which includes a 3.5mm headphone jack and a sleep/power button.

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Another side glance

The device's 0.16-inch profile makes it thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S III.

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A look to the left

A left view of the phone.

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Another top view

Another look at the top portion of the HTC Droid DNA.

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All the right sides

A look at the right of the phone.

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