New shots of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G surface showing off Verizon and LTE brandings
A couple months ago, we first got wind about a mysteriousHTC smartphone that had the characteristic design traits of the popular Droid Incredible line. At first, it was believed to be the Droid Incredible 3, but it soon became known as the HTC Droid Incredible 4G. Well people, we’re getting yet some juicy information regarding this device thanks to a few new photos.
First and foremost, the first set of new images show off the handset in the wild, where we get a clear look at the handset’s Verizon and 4G LTE brandings. In terms of design, it also looks similar to the HTC Rezound as well – mainly because of the layout of its buttons and the design of the rear cover. Furthermore, one of the images also tells us that this is sporting HTC Sense 4.0 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
With the second image of the handset, it’s nothing more than a rendered frontal shot, which so happens to match up to the photos of the handset in question. Again, we can see that the handset boasts the same three capacitive Android buttons we’ve been seeing on other HTC devices – like the One series.
As for the specs, it’s alleged to feature a 4-inch or so display, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB in internal storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing snapper, NFC, Beats Audio support, and that always lovable 4G LTE connectivity.
Since this is a Big Red bound device, it obviously packs along some of the usual red accents we tend to see from the Droid Incredible line. Finally, it’s speculated to cost approximately $99 to $149 with a 2-year agreement, which should easily put it in a competitive price point. So far, there’s still no word regarding a potential release date, but seeing that CTIA is the next big show, we might hear more about it then.
1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this will be replacing my sister's Incredible 2.
now the only things i want to know are the exact screen size (i'm pretty sure this is SAA), S3 or S4, and when, when, when.
2. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
The 2nd pic looks like a rezound. Slightly lower specs then the Rezound too. Just no 720 screen
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
not if it has an S4 and also this will have Sense 4.0 and not Sense 3.6 like what the Rezound is getting with ICS.
3. jbishop8135 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)
Love It! It will replace my Incredible 2. Can't Wait!
4. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
Pop up ad on Phone Arena every page refresh is beginning to degrade my user experience. Anyone else have this recent but annoying issue?
9. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
Download Chrome. Install Adblock. Enjoy a perfect life!
6. ChafedBanana (Posts: 355; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Yeah, i have the same issue with the pop up EVERY time I click on an article. I use my Galaxy Nexus to surf the web. I do not own a computer. It is REALLY annoying Phone Arena!!!!! It is extremely hard to close on a phone.
15. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 374; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
I HATE it so much on my Droid Bionic! Makes the site kinda unuseable.
7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1046; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Why didn't they just call the Rezound the Incredible 4G? No point in having two devices that are so similar. Then again, that seems like the way Verizon does is. Saturate their lineup with a ton of droids with barely any difference among them.
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the Rezound is a brick. i'm glad it didn't turn out to be a part of the Incredible lineage.
8. matty1323 (Posts: 25; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I don't get it!? Why put out a very very slightly modified Rezound? The big + about this one if the alleged specs are accurate is the ICS out the box. Otherwise it has NFC (+) but has 8GB internal memory (-) and a 4" screen (+ or - depending on your preference). HTC/Verizon needs to stop flooding the market with another device they can't keep up with updates for and just take care of the phones they have now. My Wife's rezound is a great phone, release ICS for it already!
10. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Any side shots? the one thing i didn't like about the Rezound was how thick it was. Just a little thinner would've been perfect.
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Android Police has more pictures including a shot of it's nifty, red power button. ;D
13. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
I'm really disappointed with Verizon right now. I'll admit, I'm a perfectionist, so buying a phone is pretty difficult. If the Gnex had the same camera as the SII (I sitll don't understand why they didn't put a good camera on it) I'd buy it. Seeing these lower tiered devices coming out for Verizon unlike the new-gen One X, Galaxy Note, and others is bugging me. I can't even go to an outside source to buy a phone not directly linked by the company since Verizon only works in CDMA and not HSPA+ and GSM.
14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
all phones have their downsides but Verizon has a pretty amazing line-up. o:
28. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Man, what? Are you serious right now? If you think that Verizon's phones are better than what AT&T can get, think again. All VZW is stuck on is Droid this and that. And about how thin a phone is. That doesn't mean a thing. If VZW got the Note or the Galaxy S III, or the X series, it would rule the world. But apparently, they dropped the ball.
29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the only thing AT&T has over Verizon is the Note and a variant of the Galaxy S II with Exynos. i mean we're talking about a line-up that includes this year's Nexus, a phone with a 3300mAH batter and excellent build quality among other things, the best keyboard phone available and HTC's only HD display equipped device in the states that also comes with Beats Headphones out of the box. nobody in the U.S. even has a One yet and the Droid Incredible 4G is obviously Verizon's One S variant. the Galaxy S III hasn't even been announced and nobody has said that Verizon won't get it. the only reason Verizon passed up the SII is because the Galaxy Nexus is so similar.
32. firebirder (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)
Ok, I'll give you that this is a variant of the One S, but where is VZW One X? And don't say give it time when AT&T and Sprint already have their's announced and around the corner. The only thing VZW has right now are Motorola Droids and they were first to get the GN. I'm also betting that don't get the Galaxy S III as they haven't have any of the previous.
33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the One X doesn't really matter. it'll be okay for a short while before the Galaxy S III and OMAP5 powered phones start coming out. if it comes to Verizon it will likely have the same S4 that'll probably be in the Incredible 4G. the only difference will be the larger 4.7" SLCD-2 display which is nice but not enough to cry about not having especially with the 4.65"-4.8" HD Display equipped Droid Fighter/RAZR HD/Vanquish which is also now rumored to have a camera with f2.4 aperture. you're forgetting the Rezound and then there's Verizon's Tablet line-up too. they have the new iPad, the iPad 2, the Xyboards, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the only Tablet in the States with Exynos and a SA+ Display the Galaxy Tab 7.7. you're wrong. both the Fascinate and the recently launched Stratosphere are Galaxy S series devices and i just told you the reason for their lack of an S II device.
34. firebirder (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)
I was just talking about phones. VZW may have a very good lineup to tablets, I have no idea. And yes, the One X will no longer be top in a short while, but if you are always waiting for the top phone, you will never have a new phone or being buying one every few months. I don't understand why VZW and HTC designed this to be a mid-tier phone. Thats by whole point. I know the difference between 1.2 and 1.5 GHz processors is negligible, but why not continue the Incredible name as a top device??
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah but even mentioning the One X voids your point. if waiting isn't the plan then Verizon definitely has the best line-up right now as i pointed out. we don't know this will be a mid-tier device. if it does come with an S4 which it likely will it'll be Verizon's most powerful handset. it'll be interesting to see the S4 go against what is believed to be a 1.8GHz OMAP4470 in the Droid Fighter. it seems likely that the S4 would push slightly ahead but we may be in for a surprise.
36. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
I'm giving Verizon until years end to get the Note, Note 2, or a version of the Note. If not, I'm going to AT&T.
38. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
It's impressive to me of course, for the display. I don't have to purchase a tablet. Secondly, I like the Stylus it includes because I like using those back in the day. The core processor is fast, the memory is good, and clarity of the screen is great to watch netflix or something like that.
The only problem is that it's on the AT&T network. That's the only problem. It's like I said in several posts before on other topics, had it been on VZW, it would rule the world. There would not be another phone in it's class or size, or anything that can match it for at least a year or more. When it gets the ICS update, it'll be even more powerful.
39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's a nice phone but it's not really table turning good. if it were powered by Exynos i might would feel ya but it has a Cradragon bro. xD
43. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
I don't see how the Note is not revolutionary. It combined just shear size alone, a phone and tablet. The only phone to date of this size was the Dell Streak, and quite honestly, the marketing strategy was a horror show. Had they played their cards right, it would have been bigger than it was in popularity. But again, the only downfall in my mind is that it is operated by AT&T's network.
44. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's different but we're only talking about an extra inch in screen real estate.
45. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
BUt that makes a difference on your eyes. I mean listen, let me ask you this, would you rather watch a movie for the next 2 hours on a 3.5" iphone or a Galaxy Nexus? I'm sure you'd pick the Nexus. Your paying $299 just like everyone else for that real estate and it ain't cheap. The reality is, you get as much as you can. I just don't see why anyone would pay $299 for a 4.3" screen when you can get more for your buck with the Note.
Lets not get it twisted up, I'm not just saying that the size of the screen is the only thing. I'm saying that it's the processor, when it get ICS, I think it'll be amazing too.
46. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
but we're not comparing an iPhone and a Galaxy Nexus. the iPhone IS small, the Nexus isn't. if you asked me would i rather watch a movie on a Nexus or a Note i'd probably want to watch it on a Note provided it wasn't on Netflix because the Nexus has support for Netflix HD where the Note does not but i wouldn't complain about watching it on the Nexus. if it really mattered THAT much i'd just pony up for a Xyboard or something that's more powerful than the Note anyway. having a bigger screen doesn't make a phone better, it makes it different and as far as it's power is concerned it'll still be powered by a Crapdragon, whether it's on Gingerbread or ICS it's the same thing just on a different magnitude. you want to talk about getting more bang for your buck, THAT'S where it matters because your large screen size isn't going to increase your chances of getting more updates down the line.
47. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Oh yeah, and by the way, did you see the announcement that Verizon is coming out with their new phone called the Samsung Gusto 2? I don't see you ranting and raving about VZW's line up of phone now. Bro, lets face it, between the Samsung Brightside, the LG Lucid, and now the Samsung Gusto 2, it proves my point about these "great" phones VZW is coming out with. I mean seriously? Seriously. This is what the #1 company in America has to offer over 150 million plus people? Everyday I see something like this, makes me want to go to AT&T.
48. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
so they add a feature phone and you think that thwarts what i've been saying all along? lol okay bro. it seems to me all that you care about is the phone being brand new than it actually being good because there's still plenty of phones on Verizon that have been around since the holidays that beats the pants off of most phones on the market.
49. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Oh yeah, did you also read the article that T-Mobile is rumored to get the Note? Bro, if that happens, that means that every carrier may have the Note except VZW. That shows me how they dirt out their customers if that happens.
50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
no, it would mean that AT&T & T-Mobile aka the two major GSM Carriers in the States would have it and Sprint and Verizon would still be rumored to get it.
16. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
There's no such thing as a perfect phone, obviously.
So I'm very curious as to which phone you're currently carrying that must've once been "perfect" enough.
24. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
I think the galaxy sII skyrocket HD something I'd definitely want. The only problem with the Galaxy SII for me is the screen (Low PPI), I think the processor is a little outdated and it doesn't have ICS but those are all dealt with in the Skyrocket HD. (Although this phone has only come out in Korea right now but will be out for AT&T very soon according to this site)
25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it'll still have a 3rd Generation Crapdragon. i would have thought you to have higher standards than that since you were bagging on Verizon's line-up which has the least amount of Crapdragons. xD
26. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
Wow that sucks... I thought it was going to have an S4... that just ruined it for me =(. lol
27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well that's what it's supposed to have according to our most current info but for all i know an S4 may be in store for it after such a long wait. o:
30. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
I was about to get the Galaxy Nexus today, I seriously might go and buy it tomorrow
31. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's a good phone. can't go wrong with a Nexus. o:
40. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
Do you think the SIII is going to come to Verizon?
41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
there's a chance. Verizon probably just passed up the SII because of the Nexus. i don't see why Verizon wouldn't want to carry the sequel to what most believe to be the best Android handset ever and i don't see why Samsung wouldn't want to make a variant for the Largest US Carrier. o:
42. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
Yea, it's logical. It's just that I've seen Verizon do stupid stuff before when it comes to handset collection. They didn't pick up the iphone in the beginnning and it made them hand over many customers to AT&T and it seemed like they didn't care till about 3-4 years after the debut of the first iphone. They don't pay attention to high customer demand (from what I've seen from the demand of the SII, Note, and iphone)
17. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)
HTC has really gotta start thinking outside the box design-wise. I can't tell their phones apart most of the time, they ALL look exactly alike! With all the high-end specs on the Rezound it should have been a no brainier for me to snatch one up when it first came out. But seeing it and holding it alongside my Dinc2... It just didn't feel like I was upgrading at all, it felt like the same phone even though I know it had a bigger, better screen. Sense is very long in the tooth and even though its probably the best overlay on Android, it wasn't enough to make walk away from the Razr. My fear is HTC will never get out of this design rut that their in, and go the way of LG, RIM, or even worse ...Palm!
18. skymitch89 (Posts: 1021; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I also see a Beats logo in the bottom right corner on the back in the 4th pic. Also kinda looks like it could be a One X variant, which it probably will be unless they release a One X variant as the Thunderbolt 2/HD.
19. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
It's looks too different from the One X line to be a variant of it design wise. I imagine the TB2 (because Verizon has to remake every single piece of crap they made before) will be their variant of the One X series
20. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
I guess all that s**t you heard about the Droid fighter was exactly that: Bulls**t. Oh well, another VZW lie.
21. Commbubba19 (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
I was really excited for this phone...but not now. I don't understand why HTC thinks that offset raised back design is appealing. It's annoying along with the rubber ridges from the Rezound.
22. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Looks like this will indefinitely replace my Droid X but can we please have a AMOLED display? I'll settle for an S-LCD just as long as it has the same display res as the Rezound.
Also, how did HTC go from bringing a flagship phone to Verizon (one of the best smartphones out there for 2010) to actually settling for a mid-level grade phone release.
Still, these are just still rumored leaks and everything can change tomorrow or the next hour.
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm pretty certain this will have a Super AMOLED Advanced display. o: