11
Apr
thumb
Last Updated: June 5th, 2012

Up to this point, the only thing we've know about the HTC Incredible 4G is... well, not much. There have been rumors here and there, but nothing all that concrete about the device (aside from a potential launch date). Thanks to a trusted source, however, we now not only have more information about the device, but some images to go along with it.

wm_4 wm_5  wm_6 wm_1

Smile for the blurrycam!

Specs:

  • 4-Inch display [unconfirmed - the tipster couldn't reliably measure the device, so this is an estimate]
  • qHD resolution
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor (we suspect it's an S4, but haven't confirmed at this time)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP rear shooter with zero shutter lag, VGA front camera
  • NFC
  • MHL
  • Beats support (no headphones included)
  • LTE
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 4

Update: Looks like a leaked press shot hit the web this morning, as well. We should definitely see the Inc 4G hit Big Red's shelves fairly soon.

HTC_Fireball

Otherwise, the device is said to be "very light," sport a raised power button, have gunmetal sides (like the Rezound), and an interchangeable back. It's also worth noting that the device features three capacitive buttons, not four, beneath the display (much like the new One series).

wm_2

wm_3

Of course, there's still nothing solid on pricing and release, though our tipster has suggested that this device could intro between $99 and $149 with a two-year agreement.

Thanks, Captain EO!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • thegreatino

    Fairly lackluster :/

    • Guest

      Actually, for a LOT of Dinc and Dinc 2 owners this is the PERFECT PHONE.  I have been looking for a 4" phones with top line specs for almost a year now.  I got the Dinc 2 instead last fall (passed on the GNex, Rezound (best of the three but much too bulky and heavy), and the Razr).  The Dinc2 feels great in the hand and is an all around great phone for the money (even though the specs are 18 mos. out of date).  If the Dinc 4G is as specified - 1.2 GHz S4 on the 28 nm process with built in LTE, 1 GB of ram, 8 GB internal memory with Micro SD expansion, replaceable battery, similar form factor to Dinc 2 (perfect size in my opinion) and moving up from 4" WVGA to 4" qHD (there are currently NO SHIPPING 720P 4" screens so other than the iPhone retina this will be the highest resolution 4" screen on the market).  Someone explain how this is a mid range - high end specs across the board (the Tegra 3 is better on some, slower on some benchmarks) and I don't think anyone will notice the difference in the day to day operation.  As far as Tegra 3 the only place it will make a difference is in Tegra optimized games.  For those of you who don't like it don't get it - there are a lot of people looking for a high end 4" LTE phone on Verizon with decent battery life.  All of you bitching about phone selection on Verizon - what don't they have - Razr, Razr Maxx, Galaxy Nexus, Rezound - all LTE and there should be a new round of phones coming up soon.  It's just a fact of technology that the GSM version of any phone is going to be out first (the GSM market is much larger) and it will take a while for Verizon (or Sprint) to get an equivalent CDMA version.  It has always been this way, will always be this way so if you don't like it go to T-Mo, ATT, or one of the pre-paids.

  • NCX

    Question is, will this be like the One S or the One X but smaller?

    Will it have the awesome camera?
    Will it have the AMOLED or SLCD+ screen?
    Will it have the same version of Sense 4 as the One X or the One S?

    Will it have a removable battery?
    Will it have a car dock with the same functionality the One X has? (given Verizon's favoritism to Motorola, I can almost guess thats a no)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Awesome camera - yes by all accounts.

      Not sure on the screen.

      Sense should be the same (Sense 4.0).

      Not sure about battery. We know it has a car dock, but we don't know about its functionality. I can't imagine differences from the One series because the HTC car dock software is part of Sense 4.0. That's only my guess though.

  • Jaxidian

    Whoa, I'm totally NOT interested in this. I was expecting an HTC One X equivalent, not something less than an HTC One S. :-/

    • Mike

      If that's what you were "expecting" then you haven't been paying attention at all.

  • george

    4 inch? bleh
    they really do pump them out dont they?

    • Mike

      The Rezound came out in November. This comes out a few days shy of May. Six months isn't really "Pumping them out" (especially compared to the 1 phone/week clip that Motorola releases at)

  • viobass

    I've seen and played with this phone and I can confirm all of the specs you've got. It is the S4 and a competitively tiny 4 inch screen. In fact, the whole device felt exactly the same in the hand as the incredible 2. The sense 4 camera is bogglingly fast and ubercapable. If I didn't love my Razr's size as much as I do, I'd snatch this first thing.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Not sure who you are, but feel free to email admin@androidpolice.com if you have tips like these in the future. ;-]

    • boom133

      how is it thickness wise? thicker than nexus but thinner than rezound?

  • http://www.imnuts.org Mark

    You mean $129-$179 to upgrade...

    • 30 dollar refrence

      Thanks, you made my day. Screw the $30 fee.

    • NCX

      Where's the like button? +30

  • Selbowdaeskimo

    I would rather get the Rezound. NFC I guess is the only plus.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      An S4 alone is quite an upgrade over the S3. NFC is a big plus.

      The rest, yeah, not as big of a jump.

    • Mike

      As Artem said, the S4 is a huuuuge upgrade over the S4.

      Other than speed, that will bring a big battery boost, so there's another improvement over the Rezound.

      It should also be much lighter than the Rezound, which is a bit of a brick @ 6oz

      Also Sense 4 (without having to root)

      Most likely a better camera, although the Rezound has the edge in the FFC department.

      Honestly, the only thing the Rezound has going for it is that nice screen... best on Verizon to date.

  • jward

    Honestly I think the big plus with this phone is the size, not everyone wants a huge android phone. There is nothing wrong with large phones but its cool to see an option out there with at least standard hardware that is on the smaller size. I am getting this when it becomes avail :)

    • boom125

      I agree. I hope it does have 4 inch screen. I will def pick this up if it has the s4 and decent battery life. Will wait and see what the reviews say about it. I dont need a huge phone.

  • ryan z

    way to put out last years phone and call it a new model. This thing sounds liek a piece of shit. Cmon Verizon, you have the best network, why do all of your phones suck ass?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Last year's models don't run S4 Kraits and have NFC. It's not all about nominal CPU speeds, you have to look at the architecture.

      • ryan z

        I dont care about this s4 Kraits, bottom line is looking at those specs, that phone should have come out in Q4 2011. It is a mediocre device at best and I am positive my Gnote that came out last October will blow the doors off of it it any aspect. Also look at it, its a big chunker. NFC is stupid and I really wish people would stop talkign about it like its a selling point. Its a gimmicky feature that has been in phones for years and has never took off. this is a lame phone. Also who wants a tiny ass little 4 inch screen??

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Some people do. By all means it's not a flagship, it's mid-range, but a pretty good mid-range.

        • Mike

          The Note wont "blow the doors off of it" in speed, battery life, or cost, which are some pretty big factors.

        • Freak4Dell

          Take your giant screen and stick it where the sun don't shine...that is, if you've got room up there.

  • albert

    Is it a global device?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Unfortunately, we can't confirm or deny it.

  • Drew Nusser

    HTC really ought to drop the "Incredible" line altogether. Or at least change the name to the "HTC Mediocre 4g."

    • Robert

      I agree, wasn't the original Incredible a flagship device? What is the deal with the midrange stuff that now bears a name many original owners have to come recognize and likely ask for?

      • Alex

        Yeah, when i got my Inc1 it was top of the line. You'd think at least with a lot of incredible owners now hitting their 2 year upgrade they'd want to offer something in a comparable level.

        VZW's offerings are disappointing right now, honestly, as someone looking to upgrade.

        • Eric

          I agree. As a OG DINC owner myself, I have been looking to upgrade for the past 6 months. Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything worthwhile. I had high hopes for a new version of the Incredible, but it looks like I'll be waiting until next quarter to see what will be released then.

  • Robert

    I'm not all that excited about owning this phone personally, but if it is packing the S4, I can't wait for the reviews on battery life.

    Despite all the launch issues, I have come to love my thunderbolt and if the ICS update comes before the end of Q2 (ya, I'm not holding my breath), I won't have any complaints about holding onto it for a few more months while the battery wars are waged and I can get a quality phone around the holidays.

    Can the S4 deliver the needed battery boost? I sure as hell hope so.

  • Jay

    I can't wait. I originally upgraded my Incredible to a Galaxy Nexus in December. I carried it for 10 days and sent it back. The huge form factor and poor battery performance were big negatives for me.

    I am thrilled to get a comparable performing phone with 4G and ICS in a more manageable size.

  • Mike

    When it's released, this will be the best phone available on Verizon. I don't know why people are referring to it as midrange. Because of the screen size? A lot of people have been begging for a more reasonable screen size.

    If it's anything like it's One X/S brethren, the camera will be astounding, and likely the best available on Verizon

    The S4 processor is the best available right now and will be the only one on Verizon.

    Because of the processor, it should have amazing battery life. If it's not the best on Verizon, it will certainly be among the best.

    The screen technology is a little bit lackluster, but not a big deal.

    The "interchangeable backs" seems to imply that the battery will be accessible, which means it will have both a removable battery AND a microSD slot... something that lately you've had to pick one or the other.

    It's got NFC. No, there's not a whole lot that actually uses it right now, but keep in mind you're gonna have the phone for 2 years. Think of how much things have changed since the Eclair days.

    So why is this midrange? It's no One X, but it's still high-end, and it'll be the best money can buy on Verizon when it's released.

    • Mike

      Sidenote: Are any of the other OG Inc owners out there as appalled as I am that they swapped the placement of the power button and headphone jack?

      • mjdecker

        Being a current OG DINC owner, I'm planning on getting this release day (as was my original). I've been available to upgrade since January and have passed up the $100 and $50 Rezound offers.

      • Ocbored15

        Yes!! It's the one reason I didnt get the rezound! Now I dont know if I'll be buying this!

    • boom125

      Agree. People bitch about everything anymore. It doesn't have a huge hd screen it only has qhd it automatically sucks. I cant wait to see how it performs and battery life with the s4 chip. I think if it is 4inch it will be a big seller. Not everyone wants a huge phone.

      • Mike

        Agree. A lot of people will like the 4" screen.

        Not to mention... the qHD isn't as big of a factor if the screen is smaller. Yes, qHD on a 4.7" screen would be terrible. But on a 4" screen, it won't be that bad.

    • Alex

      It may be the best on verizon, but that's not saying much.

  • Ike

    Dang! everything i was hoping for but didn't think they would ever make. I'll get it first day just like the original inc

  • Joseph

    Does anyone know if it will do simultaneously 3g and voice like the rezound and thunderbolt do? I know it will do voice and 4g I'm curious about voice and 3g.

  • Freak4Dell

    Hey look at that...a high end phone with a reasonable size screen. Kudos, HTC.

    Excuse me while I go wait in the corner for the idiots to flame me with their comments about how "it ain't got nuff them there cores" and "nothing with less than 5" of screen is high end".

  • L boogie

    Other than the S4, what's so incredible about this thing? The Rezound was the incredible HD/ vigor before so naturally a 4.5/4.7 version of the Incredible would only be right with S-LCD 2/ SUPER AMOLED display with 1.5gb RAM, 2000mah battery, ICS, sense 4.0 etc. If verizon had the balls to release this thing and say, Incredible XL with above specs, I'm OK. This is from someone who owns the og Incredible (now rooted to android 4.0.3) so I was one of those looking forward to this before I got the gnex. Now lets see what happens with the journal/gs3.

  • adhdhdahdhh

    How about a nice big screen, like 5.3" up to 6. Enough of these little 4 to 4.6 inch screen phones.

    • Adam

      I think there should be a new market. Mini tablets. Then people who just want phones can continue getting nice phones under 4.3". There will be smartphones, mini tablets, and tablets. Everyones happy. A 6" phone would no longer be a phone.

  • unknown user

    ugh...red accents! screen size is perfect though.

  • Naik

    VGA front camera? Incredible 2 had an 1.3.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467447249 Adam Abrams

       I'm sort of doubting that VGA front camera. VGA seems to be pretty outdated.

  • djwm

    Finally a 4 inch screen. I personally hate the big screens. Any bigger and you might as well have a tablet! Kudos HTC!

  • JoeyD

    This phone has a lot of potential though I must say my htc rezound that I bought on contract for $50 was a steal I may have to buy this one too. Hoping the screen is 4.3 not 4 though my dinc2 was more then sufficient at 4 I personally feel 4.3 is perfect. The processor being a s4 should be INCREDIBLE to say the least. This is definitely high end and hopefully affordable.

  • Bob

     4.3" screen confirmed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467447249 Adam Abrams

       By...?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467447249 Adam Abrams

    It is 4". http://gyazo.com/5c3efe638d565ec22cb629da85258d4f
    Look at the screen sizes.

    Also, hoping this has S-LCD2, like the One X. What do you guys think the chances are for that?