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HTC Vigor first press shots spotted, may arrive as HTC Droid Incredible HD

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HTC Vigor first press shots spotted, may arrive as HTC Droid Incredible HD
HTC Vigor first press shots spotted, may arrive as HTC Droid Incredible HD
It’s been raining leaked photos of HTC phones and now the first press shots of the HTC Vigor have surfaced. The Vigor is rumored to be the next HTC flagship and is projected to sport a 4.3-inch screen with an impressive resolution. It’s also to be among the very first offerings coming with Beats Audio. Judging by the rest of the leaked images, it seems that HTC is gearing up for a massive announcement on September 20th, probably including the 4.7-inch HTC Runnymede.

Spec-wise, the HTC Vigor is said to come with a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of the whopping 720 x 1280 pixels, while under the hood a dual-core 1.5GHz processor makes the Vigor tick. The handset is LTE-enabled and is expected to land on Verizon under the HTC Droid Incredible HD moniker come October 13th, and might compete with the next-gen iPhone head on.

On the back, an 8-megapixel shooter underlines the handset’s photographic ambitions, while up front there is a 2-megapixel camera, perfect for video conferencing. The handset is also expected to ship with the newest HTC Sense 3.5, running atop Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.


HTC Vigor first press shots spotted, may arrive as HTC Droid Incredible HD

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posted on 16 Sep 2011, 06:40 1

1. asdf (unregistered)


shouldn't it be WXGA?

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 11:45

25. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


I didn't know that Verizon had WXGA? CONFUSED.......

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 00:07

45. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Do you know what WXGA is? its a resolution...nothing to do with verizon...
WXGA is 1280x800

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 00:08

46. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


WXGA is 1280x800, not 720. So no, it shouldnt be WXGA, why do u say it should be?

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 09:35

48. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


WXGA can be anywhere from 1280x720 to 1366x800. So this could be described as WXGA, but either 720p or half HD is more accurate.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 15:49

54. asdf (unregistered)


i win

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 06:43 1

2. Yes (unregistered)


Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 06:44 7

3. samshotdogs (unregistered)


1620 battery---mmmmmm..4.3 screen, LTE, 1.5 ghz...I don't know how long that battery will last...The Bionics has a 1735 mah and I'm already reading bad battery life....HTC should have learned from the Thunderbolts small battery

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 08:42 3

18. idontknowanything (unregistered)


The processor is said to be a next generation 28nm Snapdragon that uses less power, hopefully that will make up for the smaller battery. Still, I agree with you.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 08:55 1

19. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That would be nice, but the S4 Snapdragons aren't supposed to be available to developers until next quarter. This probably uses the same MSM8660 currently used in the EVO 3D but clocked at 1.5 Ghz.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 14:03 1

34. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the MSM8960 is said to launch in devices by the end of 2011, the launch of the Vigor coincides with that and it would make sense because i came to the very same conclusion that samshotdogs did but i was going based off of it's slim frame that it'd have a smaller battery and it seems that i was correct so for this phone to even be usable it would have to have something like the MSM8960 but whether or not the 28nm building process which is said to cut down power consumption by 75% (which sounds like an exaggeration anyway) will actually bury the power consumption of a full HD screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity enough to put battery life anywhere near what it is on the Bionic which uses a quarter of the pixels and a processor that's clocked down by 1/3 of the clock speed of the 8960 which will STILL be inferior to the OMAP4 remains to be seen but it's doubtful. unless you're just a straight up HTC fan or you're waiting for the Prime then there's really no reason to not consider the Bionic instead. the Bionic will have trade offs for the Vigor putting them at the same level.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 14:36

39. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


We'll see. I looked into the MSM8960 and it does appear to have been sampled earlier than expected. The Vigor would be an ideal launch device for the S4 Snapdragons.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 15:56

41. Jamister989 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jul 2011)


If this does in fact have the new S4 MSM8960 that has LTE on the chip, this could mean an LTE phone that has a decent battery life.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:35

42. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i haven't heard anywhere that it had a 3G/LTE radio on the board. i was doubting it was even an S4. o:

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 06:50 3

4. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


bye bye bionic sales

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 06:54 4

5. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


HTC HAS ALWAYS BEEN AWFUL WITH THEIR BATTERIES LIFE'S ANYWAY,TELL ME ONE HTC PHONE THAT GOT IMPRESSIVE BATTERY LIFE GUYS?

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 07:38 2

11. DoctorD0S (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


WHY ARE YOU TYPING IN ALL CAPS?!?

The Incredible had reasonable battery life, no worse than my Droid 2, and I could get 2 days on that when I wasn't in the basement of my office. The 4G phones all have poor battery life, but the 3G ones are not that bad. I also had two HTC Windows phones, and both were pretty decent. They are all smartphones, so just plan to charge them nightly. Not a big deal.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 08:05

13. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I have a droid incredible and I only care about MIN battery life. which for the droid incredible is less than 3 hours. not good by any means

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 08:14

14. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I always read the Incredible had lousy battery life. The standby time was something like 150 hours, half that of most other phones. People overlooked it though because the phone was so fast.

Probably a good thing it offers inductive charging out of the box though.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 14:05

35. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's ironic because the Droid Incredible 2/Incredible S has pretty great battery life.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 14:32

38. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The Incredible 2 just wasn't enough of a leap over the Incredible to really make an impression on people. It's gotten mediocre reviews even though it's a solid phone. Every time I've gone into a Verizon store I end up liking the DInc 2 design, feel and screen quality best. Actually a big reason I want the Incredible HD is because of how much I like the look and feel of the DInc 2.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:41

43. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the Droid Incredible 2 is a fine phone for what it is which is like a Global mid-range offering. my sister got one as a warranty replacement from her original Incredible and it has MUCH better battery life. she hasn't even had to get a second battery which i had to do for my Droid 3 which is a pretty big deal because the Droid 3 has pretty good battery life too. it looks really nice but my Droid 3 does too and i'm spoiled to it's power. the Droid Incredible 2 just feels laggy to me now after having the Droid 3 since it's launch.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 14:51

40. erisowner (unregistered)


My Eris lasts FOREVER without a charge and the battery is 2 years old already!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 16:11

55. eris hubby (unregistered)


my wife's eris had great battery life until one month ago when the battery decided it would only hold a charge for 3 hours.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 07:05 2

6. dcgore (unregistered)


wow, it's beautiful...and i thought i was getting an iphone.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 07:22 1

7. Adi (unregistered)


Surprising that phonearena didnt mention that this phone comes with wireless inductive charging capabilities. I am sure this is the first phone to come with such capability. (....well maybe because it is not an apple product.)

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 07:24 2

8. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


is that sarcasm?

palm pre plus...

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 07:29 3

9. Adi (unregistered)


well..my mistake. Thanks for correcting me.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 07:35 1

10. DoctorD0S (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


There are a lot of phones with that option, Palm Pre, Palm Pixi, Incredible, Droid 3, Bionic, Droid Charge, etc. But most require a new back cover. Tempted to get one for my phone, but the charging pads are pricey.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 07:57

12. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


48 GB built in? Dang. This'll definitely be $300 then.

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