HTC Incredible S comes with a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD and a second generation 1GHz Snapdragon chipset

HTC Incredible S comes with a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD and a second generation 1GHz Snapdragon chipset

Welcome the HTC Incredible S - one of the three freshmen in HTC's Android lineup and probably the most important one. The Incredible S will be one the company's best this Spring, and has a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD screen, and a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 processor, along with 768MB of RAM.


What makes it stand out is the fact that the labels of its capacitive buttons are not printed giving the impression of a buttonless device. The buttons also rotate with the screen adding to the overall Android experience. Design-wise the handset keeps the "Inside Out" angular curves of the original HTC DROID Incredible. It is hardly the lightest device however with a weight of 4.78 ounces (135.5 grams).


On the rear there is an 8-megapixel camera equipped with dual LED flash and capable of 720p HD video, while the front holds a 1.3-megapixel camera. The phone will also have expandable memory with a microSD slot. The connectivity package is pretty standard: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and a standard microUSB slot. The Incredible S will be launched as a quad-band device with HSPA support (its bands match those of T-Mobile in the States). All of that means that you could do more, but it will require a reliable power source and that's why the handset packs a 1450mAh battery providing an estimated 580 minutes of talk time on a GSM network.

When it comes to software, the Incredible S will ship with Android Froyo, but HTC promises to swiftly upgrade it to Android Gingerbread. The HTC Incredible S will be available sometime during the second quarter of 2011. Stay tuned as we are in Barcelona and we'll update you with a hands-on video of the handset soon!


source: HTC





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Incredible S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(6.33h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

It's just uglier version of Desire HD with the same specs, just new screen(SLCD). We have 2011 and these specs are old! Disappointing!

7. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

If it just had dual core. They put the Droid incredible on Verizon so they have to change the name

2. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Does Sprint have any phones coming out in Q1?

10. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Really, I would LOVE to know what Sprint is doing? This time of year is when they go quiet about their line up which drives me insane. Look at all other carriers and they have a dozen phones rolling out. Sprint has four....

3. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

aside from the front camera, what's the difference between this, the desire HD and the original incredible?

4. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

All HTC phones look and sound the same now.

5. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

This is a rather good improvement over the previous models, it has a front facing camera, better screen, larger screen, 1 ghz 2nd generation snap dragon, that being the best improvement over the 1st gen processor in the first incredible, and over the 800 mhz found in the desire and whatnot. The non printed buttons is a nice small change. All in all I think this is a good upgrade for my girlfriend who loves her incredible, and wants a very similar device just with a little bump.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This is a good evolution of the Incredible - think Droid 2 Global vs. Droid. Not enough of an upgrade that Incredible owners will feel left in the dust, but enough for late adopters to hold out for this one. People see the clock speed and think that indicates lack of performance, but this is likely the same 1 Ghz Snapdragon 2 that powers the Thunderbolt. And let's not forget the big improvement here: BATTERY LIFE.

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And am I the only one who thinks there's a bumper on the front of the phone? Photos here and on cnet show a weird overhang by the speaker and front camera. Is HTC covering up Verizon-specific trim?

9. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

iphone and att is still better than this...

11. RC unregistered

1-better battery life 2-better screen (optimum variant 4 inch)better than 4.3 inch 3-front camere 1,3 mpxl so shortly better than HTC desire hd

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