New shots of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G surface showing off Verizon and LTE brandings

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.


source: Android Police & PocketNow



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Oct 19, 2011

The 2nd pic looks like a rezound. Slightly lower specs then the Rezound too. Just no 720 screen

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 6; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Love It! It will replace my Incredible 2. Can't Wait!

4. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 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: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Download Chrome. Install Adblock. Enjoy a perfect life!

6. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 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: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I HATE it so much on my Droid Bionic! Makes the site kinda unuseable.

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 42; Member since: Nov 22, 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: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Android Police has more pictures including a shot of it's nifty, red power button. ;D

13. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

all phones have their downsides but Verizon has a pretty amazing line-up. o:

28. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Apr 15, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Apr 15, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

37. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

xD why is it so impressive to you?

38. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's different but we're only talking about an extra inch in screen real estate.

45. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

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