Photos show HTC Vigor in all of its LTE enabled glory

Photos show HTC Vigor in all of its LTE enabled glory
The first shots of the HTC Vigor were obtained by Droid-Life and the handset appears to be quite a specimen. With a 1.5GHz dual-core processor expected to rock the handset, Android 2.3.4 aboard and a 4.3 inch screen offering 720p resolution, the phone is full of vim and..ahem...vigor and is 4G LTE enabled. This dovetails perfectly with expectations that it is headed to Verizon on October 6th as the next big thing following the Motorola DROID BIONIC.

The back of the device says that the phone comes "with HTC Sense" which is no surprise. The big lens on the back has dual-flash beside it and their is a front-facing camera easily visible when you look above the screen. You might note the absence of any LTE or Verizon branding, but this is most likely a test unit.

Even without the Verizon logo on the phone, the color scheme is somewhat "DROID-ish" and some have noted the HTC Vigor's resemblance to the HTC DROID Incredible 2. Now if you keep in mind a couple of things, that the HTC ThunderBolt was originally thought to be named the HTC Incredible HD, and that the Vigor is set to replace the ThunderBolt in Verizon's lineup, you can add the resemblance to the DROID Incredible 2 and the stunningly high-resolution screen and come up with the idea that the Vigor will be the HTC Incredible HD.

Other specs that have rumored to be on the HTC Vigor include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and Beats by Dr. Dre technology. Yes, this could be the first of HTC's smartphones to incorporate some software related to its new partnership with the company.

source: DroidLife

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40 Comments

1. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

i know what phone im gonna get now thaat vzw isnt getting SGII

29. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Me too ! Unless the Iphone 5 is too awesome to overlook. But I do love Andoid.

37. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Have you had a look at bada ? : )

38. mmarceau unregistered

bada isn't available in the US, as far as i know.

41. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I know that Bada exists. I am also interested in trying out Windows Mango 7.5 and maybe the Apples Ios

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

well hello beautiful. you'll no doubt be a beast. i definitely think it'll get Droid branded somewhere along the line.

3. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

I agree totally.. LTE and Duel Core but even better its at 1.5ghz.. making this nearly on par with my netbook.. I have been waiting to get to a point to be able to use one device at all times.. I hope the battery is semi decent.. at least 5 hours of heavy use is all i need.

4. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

battery life is the main point of concern with this device being that now it tacks on a 720p screen.

5. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

This phone looks nice!

6. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I wonder if the phone will get mini beats by dre speakers in it or wil they just throw some headphones in the box and have a beats by dre media player loaded into the phone???

39. mmarceau unregistered

I think it will have an enhanced audio processing unit to make music and calls sound better. I would also guess you would get headphones as well. My guess is the Vigor will hit the market at 299 or maybe more, but i hope not.

7. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I want this in Europe!

8. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

"....the Vigor is set to replace the ThunderBolt in Verizon's lineup," Replace the Thunderbolt? So, a less than six month old device which is still selling well is gonna get replaced? Surely that doesn't mean discontinued? Maybe just that the single core, lesser spec T-Bolt will be pushed to mid-tier status and this Bad, Bad man takes it's place in the Verizon front line as the top HTC offering, right?

21. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

sorry to break it to you, but six months in the cell phone industry is the average spotlight for any device.... I have the Thunderbolt and I would gladly replace it with the Vigor.

26. farly13 unregistered

I bet it'll run side-by-side and the Tbolt will drop in price

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

16. thatoneguy... unregistered

does the evo 3d use the same processor?

17. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the EVO 3D uses an MSM8660 which is not nearly as good as this one. this MSM8960 will be even more advanced than an OMAP4 (Droid 3 & Droid Bionic) which is better than an MSM8660 and a lot of other processors for that matter.

24. forgednfire

Posts: 5; Member since: May 03, 2011

Hey if this does have the MSM8960 it will be a beast of epic proportions. I have been telling people I know that the Qualcomm dual cores were weak because they are using Cortex A-8 architecture. The move to A-9 and 1.5 ghz at that would put this phone at the top of the food chain. Now I have to wait to upgrade until this comes out just on the off chance it does. Dang you!

27. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i still wouldn't put it past Exynos being that it also uses A-9 cores and Samsung seems to consistently have better GPU on their SoC than anyone else has for the past few years and if Qualcomm is still using Adreno 205 for the MSM8960 then it won't really perform better than an evenly clocked OMAP4460 even though the Qualcomm probably will have noticeably better battery life but put them in their respective flagship devices the Samsung Nexus Prime and the HTC Vigor then the efficient battery life of the Qualcomm will probably be buried by the screen technology the Vigor will use whereas on the Nexus it'll use their more battery efficient AMOLED screen technology and then there's also the fact that the Nexus will be purely stock and the Vigor will have HTC Sense so pretty much what i'm trying to say is between this new Qualcomm, the OMAP4 and the Exynos they're all so close in terms of performance it really depends on the device and it's features or lack thereof to make the noticeable differences for instance if there was an MSM8960 and an OMAP4460 in the same kind of phone right there for me to choose i'd probably choose the one with the Qualcomm because even though it might have inferior GPU to the OMAP (unconfirmed) it should have much better battery life and that is an acceptable trade-off for me and should be to you because the Adreno 205 is still some fine GPU. now put a HTC Vigor and a Droid Bionic in front of me with the Droid Bionic having an OMAP4460 (which it really doesn't but the same performance can be easily achieved by overclocking it's OMAP4430) i'd choose the Bionic because it'll probably have a bigger battery than the smaller looking Vigor and it'll have a qHD screen instead of an HD 720p screen which in my opinion isn't a worthy trade-off for battery life in a 4G phone. my conclusion? in similar phones it goes OMAP4460 < MSM8960 < Exynos but as long as the Qualcomm goes into massive power consuming devices like the Vigor then it would go MSM8960 < OMAP4460 < Exynos.

10. adsfhrg unregistered

omg, verizon always gets the android phone I want

11. mrZ unregistered

I hope it will be release in SEA....

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

this looks more like the incredible 3 than the thunderbolt 2.

44. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I wonder if the Vigor name is just a placeholder. This definitely looks like a Droid Incredible HD. And I love the feel of the Incredible line.

13. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Gonna be tough to jump on the Bionic knowing this is weeks away.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The Vigor might explain why no Sammy GSII from VZW.... Also, if the Vigor is only 'weeks' away, it gets hard to make the move to a Bionic, if the Bionic is at risk of being obsoleted in a few weeks by the Vigor.

15. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

For me it is more just a preference for htc rather than a worry about obselecence. Any phone with dual core, 1g RAM, and 4g can rock into 2012. I had a Touch Diamond and have an Incredible. Never had a moment trouble with either phone. So HTC earns my repeat business. Even if I do still think the Inc2 should have been offered in white upon release.Still would have passed on it...but it feels scummy. Like an apple move.

18. vzwgs2 unregistered

Vzw is not getting the sgs2 because it was 3g. Now, mark my words, they will launch a galaxy S product "soon" ' but with LTE. That's is a true differenciator!!

19. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Honda Vigor

20. Cree unregistered

Very nice phone, however the styling is decent. I would rather get the Nexus Prime with similar specs and with ICS. Specs are very good. Cree

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