Android 4.1, JellyBean HTC Droid DNA Smartphone Europe Release Canceled

The Android 4.1, JellyBean-powered HTC Droid DNA smartphone will not be released in Europe, according to new reports.

A smartphone strikingly similar to the DNA called the HTC Deluxe DLX surfaced on the internet last week and was believed to be a device that would reach Europe somewhere in the near future.

However, a new post on the HTC Germany Facebook page shot down those rumors, stating that the handset would not be released in the region.

"Hi Ing, the Deluxe will unfortunately not come to Europe," wrote Dennis of HTC Dach.

This post was originally in Dutch and was translated. There was no official reason given as to why the smartphone will not be released in Europe.

The Droid DNA hit Verizon stores last week retailing for $199 with a new 2-year agreement.

The handset features the first of its kind 5-inch 1080p SuperLCD3 display and is powered by the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor. It also features Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB RAM.

The device runs on Android 4.1, JellyBean and is accompanied by the HTC Sense 4+ UI.

It was unveiled by Verizon earlier this month and customers were able to purchase the handset from the carrier for $200 with a new 2-year agreement starting Monday.

The smartphone was introduced to the public on a Google+ Hangout and in order to be invited, users had to add Verizon Wireless to their circle on Google+.

"Experience the newest DROID before its public launch," wrote Verizon on its webpage. "Add Verizon Wireless to a circle on Google+ for an exclusive invite to our Hangout on Air Unboxing Event."

This new device will probably be HTC's most impressive smartphone offering since the One X, which launched earlier this year.