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.

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  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1620 mAh(6.73h talk time)



1. asdf unregistered

shouldn't it be WXGA?

25. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

45. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

46. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

48. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

54. asdf unregistered

i win

2. Yes unregistered


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

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.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

34. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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.

39. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

41. Jamister989

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 24, 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.

42. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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:

4. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

bye bye bionic sales

5. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011


11. DoctorD0S

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

13. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 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

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

35. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

38. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

43. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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.

40. erisowner unregistered

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

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.

6. dcgore unregistered

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

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.)

8. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

is that sarcasm? palm pre plus...

9. Adi unregistered mistake. Thanks for correcting me.

10. DoctorD0S

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

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