Droid DNA by HTC Lands in Verizon Stores for $199

The Droid DNA by HTC hit Verizon stores this week retailing for $199 with a new two-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 yesterday.

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.

That handset is still just receiving the Android 4.1, JellyBean update in certain parts of the globe.

The device's web browser is now a lot faster than it was, as the new software allows it to fully utilize its quad-core processor.

Various Benchmark results have been posted to the internet showing the HTC One X ranking higher than it previously did thanks to the update.

The JellyBean update for the One X began rolling out in Taiwan last month.

HTC's headquarters is located in Taiwan and this is the reasoning behind it being one of the first countries to receive the upgrade.