HTC Unveils Flagship Droid DNA Smartphone

HTC Droid DNA from Verizon Wireless

Just in time for the holiday season, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC unveils its flagship phone for the holiday season: the Droid DNA.

With the "flagship" title from Verizon Wireless, HTC hopes the new smartphone will help in its battle against rivals Samsung Electronics and Apple, to which they've lost ground to in recent years. The wireless carrier stocks models from all three brands.

The Droid DNA boasts sleek and streamlined design, coming in black with red accents. Other features include a 5-inch display and HD image quality for photographs and video, displaying 440 pixels per inch, which (according to HTC) is the sharpest resolution so far on a smartphone screen. In comparison, Apple's iPhone 5 offers a 326 pixels per inch display, while the Samsung Galaxy S III has 306 pixels per inch.

It also includes 4G-LTE connectivity, a speedy 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and built-in 2GB of RAM, as well as the Jelly Bean OS and Beats Audio technology.

The HTC Droid DNA will retail $199 and goes on sale November 21, the day before Thanksgiving. Pre-order now, over at VerizonWireless.com.