Some HTC Droid Incredible 2 specs leaked, is a world phone
Sadly, this leak doesn't reveal the full specs of the handset, and yet it shows a few hardware features. To start with, the HTC Droid Incredible 2 is to pack two cameras - an 8MP rear one, which is capable of recording HD video plus a 1.3MP front-facer.
It's set to be one of the few world phones in Verizon's line-up (it packs both CDMA and GSM radios), i.e. you can use it abroad with GSM networks, which is definitely something we would like to see with this handset. Moreover, it's expected to have a 16GB built-in storage and DLNA capability.
We can clearly conclude from this document that the new Droid Incredible won't be launched before April 12 (rumors claim this beast will be set free on April 28), as it's to offer a new "Sync & Connect" feature that "will provide multiple e-mail and address books in one place". The feature itself will be launched on April 12 and will come pre-loaded on the HTC Droid Incredible 2 when it's released.
Also, it's to sport a 3G hotspot capability, which will cost the affordable $20 for 20GB a month.
Previous rumors about this phone claim it's to offer a second-generation Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, a 4-inch LCD display and 768MB of RAM. As of now, all indications point to the fact the HTC Droid Incredible 2 won't be an LTE-enabled device.
source: Android Central
1. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
With Verizon making so much noise about LTE, it confounds me as to why they are releasing any top-tier smartphones w/o LTE. I understand that not everyone has access to 4G in their areas right now, but it's a pretty sure deal that you're going to get it long before your new 2 year commitment concludes. No dual core is not a deal breaker for me, but no LTE sure as heck is.
2. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It all depends on how Verizon positions the phone. If they offer it for the same price as their 4G phones, then I agree with you. But this looks more like a mid/upper-midrange phone to me - no LTE, no dual core, only modest improvements in speed. Despite the Incredible name, this is not a flagship device. That said, there's room in Verizon's lineup for another solid Droid world phone.
5. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
World phone, 1.3 MP front camera, a rear camera capable of HD recording, DLNA, 768 MB RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage tells me this is not likely to be introduced as a mid-range phone. I could be wrong, but with all of that, I cannot imagine VZW offering it for any less than $200, which is not, in my opinion, a "mid-range" price. Even with its poor battery life, the Thunderbolt is only $50 more, and will likely drop soon as other, newer and better, 4G phones hit VZW's inventory.
9. Goldeneye (Posts: 351; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
Well first of all 16 GB of memory comes in a SD card pre installed not internal, the specs are mid range to me, no dual core, no 4G, no qHD display, besides the front face camera and a little more RAM and and bigger screen I don't see a hell of an upgrade from the original incredible, oh yeah it's global but still compared to the latest 4G handsets It's mid range, sorry
11. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
CNET called it "midrange" in their review of the Incredible S as well. You can't compare to last year's phones and then call it a flagship. Front-facing cameras are becoming the norm, as is HD video. What's going to differentiate the newest crop of phones are key features like qHD screens, LTE and (eyeroll) 3D.
They might introduce the phone at $200, but once the Droid Charge and Bionic are out, I expect the price to fall.
4. rb68 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)
D'oh!! Sorry, I was trying to give you a thumbs up, clicked on the wrong spot.
6. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)
It says 20GB in the pic and Android Central had the same article and said 20GB as well
8. as;dlfkj (unregistered)
its 2 GB not 20gb.
10. PhonePDX (unregistered)
Just got confirmation via email from the buying team at my work that this device will launch Apr. 21st!
12. Droid Watcher (unregistered)
I just asked my magic 8-ball if it would be coming out tomorrow, it said "yes"