Verizon HTC One reality returns as DROID DNA offer pops up

May 20, 2013

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Today Verizon has once again stoked the fires of possibility for an HTC One as they place the DROID DNA on a social sharing fire sale. This situation could go one of two ways - one, it's possible that the Verizon special event later this week will result in a new color option for the Samsung GALAXY S 4 before its final release in three days. Two - it could be that the DROID DNA is being essentially given away for free now allowing the carrier to make room for the fabled Verizon HTC One.

The DROID DNA is a slightly larger machine, working with a 1080p display but spreading it across a 5-inch display, making it 441PPI. The HTC One has a 1080p display spread across a 4.7-inch display, making it 469PPI, and coming in at a definition and screen size so similar to the DNA that it'd be baffling to have both devices carried by the same business.

The HTC One works with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, a quad-core processor that out-does the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor the DROID DNA works with. This is the same processor the LG-made Google Nexus 4 uses in the DNA, while the HTC One uses the same processor that comes in the Samsung GALAXY S 4.

Meanwhile both devices have 2GB of RAM and Android Jelly Bean, though the HTC One's user interface is a totally different situation due to its employment of BlinkFeed.


This week at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas, Verizon is holding a special event that will reveal something super exciting - or so they say. It's rare at the moment to see a company as large as Verizon reveal anything of note at CTIA, generally reserving announcements for side events to keep all the press for themselves.

Here though, it might just be a killer move to move in on the event that's been all but abandoned by companies left and right. This may be a point at which the technology convention is waning, but just like a stock market, Verizon could be pulling up just as the rest of the industry has found themselves at the bottom of the interest floor.

Stay tuned as Android Community explores the show floor at CTIA 2013 and sees everything there is to see from companies great and small. Verizon's event will take place on the 22nd - be here early!


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  • I picked up the DNA for free last week. Hands down the best deal going these days.

  • Franklyn Pearson

    So Verizon is announcing something the day before the s4 is released.
    Another color perhaps but it’s NOT going to be the HTC One.
    Verizon said they’re not getting the one. I recall HTC saying no special builds.
    So the logical conclusion is Verizon is going to announce the Sense 5 update that HTC has prepared and the other Butterfly variants are getting late this month.

    • Matthew Merrick

      I don’t think VZW has EVER made this big a deal out of a software update. My money is on it being a new, of-lesser-interest phone, like the new rugged casio phone or the VZW Kyocera phone, which have both been leaked for quite a while.

      Either way, I’m intrigued by the their CTIA announcement, but I don’t expect anything truly wonderful, like a VZW One.

  • you mean more than it already does?

  • Charlie Wold

    PLEASE RESPOND! isn’t the GS4 not coming out on Verizon until May 30th? My contract ended on the 15th and I’m an extremely impatient person, and my jailbroken iPhone 4 is dying. I would love to have a GS4 this week if the One isn’t coming!!!!

    • DigiDave

      they moved the date to 5/23

  • don

    i need lessons on my droid htc my son in law just gave me scarry

  • Richard Yarrell

    The Droid Dna is useless on Verizon the Galaxy S4 and Htc One pimp slap the Dna so easily. Verizon sucks also

    • squiddy20

      Two flagship phones that came out about a month ago “pimp slapping” a high-end-but-not-flagship-phone that is 6+ months old?! NO WAY!!!! /s

  • Hello_Robert

    Too Funny!! I’m running the HTC ONE OS on my DNA, Hands down, I love the blink feed and zoe for gallery.. I have no issue’s what so ever.. I like the 5inch display.. I wish HTC would have made the storage size bigger inside the phone, but it’s what ever… Jelly 4 Ever!! 🙂