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HTC Incredible 2 Pictures Arrive, Fans of the Original Should be Very Pleased

A device that we are fully expecting to launch with the DROID tag attached to it decided to make an unofficial public appearance yesterday.  The Incredible 2, which is essentially the Incredible S that debuted last month at MWC, is looking like a clear winner for those of you not expecting to see LTE service any time soon.  It has a 4″ Super LCD screen, front facing camera, 8MP rear camera, 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, and that sexy contoured back that we loved on the original.  My only complaints about the first Incredible were the small screen and lack of front camera…looks like they solved that.  

Is this anyone’s next phone?

Via:  AndroidSpin

  • Endorphin

    Where is the Optical Track-pad (joystick)?

  • Theodor33e

    Where’s the trackpad??

  • Liglesias2

    What is the diff. It looks the same,Srcreen any thing else???

  • P_roy009

    I would love for this to be my next phone if verizon would say the word

  • Weapondrift

    Dear HTC,
    Is it REALLY that hard for you to produce a phone with AMOLED screen?! WTF

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it’s all plastic again. Thumbs down.

  • babu

    just pre ordered in india

  • Ulnek75

    i have the original. i’ll only be pleased if this has better battery life. htc phones seem to be battery hogs. i didn’t have that experience with the original motorola droid. love the phone and all but even the 1800 battery isn’t enough.

  • MK17

    sigh…. another phone that’s only marginally better….

  • Anonymous

    I just hope the battery life is better than the first

  • So….if I’m reading correctly here, the only difference between the DInc2 and the TBolt is that the TBolt is 4GLTE and the DINc 2 is not? Other than that and a slightly larger screen, I see no discernable difference in specs?

  • Anonymous
  • This phone has tiger blood for sure! Winning! Definitely want this.

  • how is a 3.7″ screen considered “small”? it’s perfect.

  • Pblazers

    This thing pretty much has me sold on looks alone. A bigger, murdered out dinc. I can live without the dualcore. The ram upgrade and the front facing camera work for me. Now… if only Verizon would give us original dinc owners a early upgrade offer… I know I know but a dude can dream right ?

  • Njd32

    The only problem i have with this is the 1ghz snapdragon. Thats going to be out of date soon!

  • Keoki323

    Not happy….. No LTE? Come on.

    • Sdouglas3673

      Thunderbolt is your answer for this…

  • Computer Dreams

    never was a fan of the incredible, it looks nice tho, im still waiting for the bionic and x2, sowwie ima a motorola whore

  • Crgggltn

    Love my DI and this will be my next phone. This will do everything i need and then some plus I love the look of the DI series.

  • Jmanin

    I wish this had a 4.3″ screen. I have the Incredible and that and battery are my only issues. I think I’ll pass on this, at least for now.

  • The only device that I’d bother upgrading to is the Droid Bionic, or that Droid 3, assuming that it’s Tegra powered/front facing camera/4 Inch screen. I had the Incredible before and while it was nice (shitty battery life and small screen aside), this device barely improves on the original Inc.

    And on a side note, why will this make the Droid branding? The Xoom and Thunderbolt aren’t branded, so why would the Incredible 2 make it?

    • Tim242

      It’s the next gen of a Droid-branded device…

  • pj

    Although I love my incredible, I don’t think I can really justify this as my upgrade. I actually like my 3.7″ screen, and have no use for a front cam. The extra 256 mb of RAM would be nice, but I’ve never ran into memory issues yet. To me the best part is the deletion of the optical trackpad. I know some people use it, but I completely forget its there until it starts sticking and scrolling thru stuff.

  • Zat

    Hello. I’m from Singapore where this phone was launched exactly a week ago. I bought it and the best part of this Incredible S is it’s amazing battery life. Heave usage from 12 noon to 12 midnight (music, 3G, twitter, email) and there’s still 30% left.

    And it’s so speed!

  • yeyeyeyeyeye

    No trackpad?? That’s the only thing that made this phone unique, now its just like every other HTC phone 🙁

  • LionStone

    I like this phone very much as a follow up to my Droid Inc. but would have preferred it to be 4g, but I understand they need to offer devices without the 4g too, soo, waiting patiently for the T-Bolt. The manager at the local VZW store said he’s sure the Bolt will be out this month just that he didn’t know exactly when…

  • Alvinm 77

    Read the internal memory dropped from 8GB to 1.1GB. That’s what’s in the Incredible S which is the same phone. If so thats a fail. I need at least 4GB. It don’t matter to me tho. Thunderbolt is still a slightly better device in my opinion and that’s what im getting!

  • Anonymous

    No dual-core? No qHD dispaly resolution? Oh boy an extra 256MB of RAM.

    Personally I don’t see this as a major upgrade over the Dinc. More as a minor evolution over the original Incredible.

    I’m waiting for a real upgrade, perhaps the Bionic.

  • Jothen2002

    I have had the OG since day 1 ! This may be my first upgrade as well since we will never have 4G in Tahoe …
    Would some one please be kind enough to explain:

    What is DLNA feature compared to HDMI ?

    and can you video chat on 3G …if not then what good is the FFC?

    Thanks …DL community

    OG .MIUI 1.3.5

    • dlna is wireless beaming media to tv while hdmi is though a wire, hdmi can do 1080p and dlna can do 720p
      my opinion is that hdmi is beter because unless you have a newer tv that has dlna in it, you have to by extra hardware to get dlna working and most tv that are at least from 2006 or maybe even a little before have hdmi,
      as for the ffc it should work through 3g but wont look very clear kind of blury, but through wifi it should be fiine
      btw OG DOID FOREVA

      • Jothen2002

        Thank you for taking the time. A great detailed response.

    • Anonymous

      I have used DLNA from my DX to my ps3, simple and easy to set up, and it worked great for me. No extra hardware required to stream to ps3. Although you can’t beat HDMI

  • I love my Incredible and am fairly unimpressed with the current list of new and upcoming phones. If I had to get another phone right now, I’d get another Incredible. Unless something else comes up before the release of this and my next phone purchase, I will be getting the Incredible 2.

  • Ngomez2010

    Hey all just had a conversation with a verizon employee who said thunderbolt will be out on the 17th but will go on sale on the 20th. He confirmed htc had a battery issue so they had to redo the kernel

    • KSChris

      The 20th is a Sunday.

      • Dfnsdfb

        mwahahahaha!!! crazy people dont even think before they lie any more!

        • Anonymous

          no lie..i was driving…sorry for the error..

        • Anonymous

          he called me a dumb@$$ for getting a dx so close to the tbolt release…and he seemed pretty informed about it, i wish i was able to get proof to make it concrete.

    • Anonymous

      sorry, 21st. i was driving to brooklyn for a date…so sorry.. fool…

  • Thats it?

  • Mr. Joe

    The small screen? It was 3.7″. Same as the Original Droid. Plus lack of a front facing camera? This phone came out before the “front facing camera” phase.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.plemix.com/phone-htc-incredible_s-phone, for anyone interested in buying this phone now goto this link.

  • norman_LTE_4g

    terrible.

  • norman_LTE_4g

    terrible.

  • Anonymous

    Does it have Gorilla Glass? After 16 months of hauling the OG around in my pocket, dropping it occasionally, etc., and not a scratch on the glass, I don’t want to buy anything else.

  • Anonymous

    Does it have Gorilla Glass? After 16 months of hauling the OG around in my pocket, dropping it occasionally, etc., and not a scratch on the glass, I don’t want to buy anything else.

    • Boogie

      Same here, had mine for around the same amount of time, took a hard fall today, I just brushed the screen off with me knee and kept it moving. No case, no nothing, not a scratch on it.

      • mace

        That’s the sign of a good phone (IMO)

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • The overall design is definitely nice but it could be even nicer if the backing was black aluminum!

  • Tfj4

    Unimpressive specs TBH

  • Droiddawg

    No dual-core, no deal.

    • vernon

      there’s no dual core opitmized OS yet, other than honeycomb, so until ice cream sandwhich comes out, this looks like a good buy

      • Hoops_hall9

        Correction. IOS 4.3 for Ipad 2 is dual core optimized 😉

    • vernon

      there’s no dual core opitmized OS yet, other than honeycomb, so until ice cream sandwhich comes out, this looks like a good buy

  • never, Thunderbolt FTW!

  • This might be what replaces my aging X. I always liked the design on the Incredible, but it felt so cheap in comparison to Motorola’s steel brick. I think I’d like a slightly smaller screen, but wish that was a dual-core.

    • yeyeyeyeyeye

      Aging x? Your crazy my dx is as fast as any phone right now, there’s no need too upgrade until 4g

  • Nvious1

    What???? An HTC phone with no hypebeastin on a release date. I’m disappointed!

  • Whats new ablut this device it looks just like every other Htc phone that they have relased?

    • He’s waiting till the 14th to give it a one month super comeback!

  • JB

    This looks really nice. I wonder when we can expect this phone..

  • Curtisthefox

    I have the Incredible right now, and loving it… but the front facing camera isn’t enough to make me jump at number 2… I’m waiting for HTC to announce a dual core processor for once, or is that reserved for Moto? As soon as HTC announces a dual core phone I’ll jump at it 🙂

  • gregmr

    Not enticing me to upgrade. Dual-core AMOLED or bust.

  • Eaturcrap

    I want it so badly…..
    My contract for my Moto Droid doesn’t end for a year….

  • Romma1

    Mine!

  • Brendan

    dont forget gingerbread, according to this pic this thing will be running the latest version of sense and android

  • Ltbakken1

    i want to see some gingerbread plus sense 2.0

  • Ltbakken1

    i want to see some gingerbread plus sense 2.0

  • Brendan

    i want but no new every two anymore so im screwed

  • depending on the LTE plan pricing this may an option when I can upgrade in July…then I could run CM7 instead of this locked down X

  • any word on if it is officially a world phone, or is it relegated to only verizon in the states?

    if it is a world phone, i can see ditching my droid-x early to buy one of these for my traveling.

    • Allen P.

      Yes, I agree, though I may wait till I’m eligible for an upgrade.

      • i’m willing to pay the full price to have a world phone since i’ll be traveling a lot this year. its better than having to deal with borrowing a phone and buying a sim card overseas.

      • i’m willing to pay the full price to have a world phone since i’ll be traveling a lot this year. its better than having to deal with borrowing a phone and buying a sim card overseas.

  • Anonymous

    Now that moto has unlocked the xoom I have very high expectations from other android manuratures to have unlocked bootloaders as well as a vanilla experience, I can live with out the vanilla as long as its unlockable because then people will make those custom roms real quick… but until then OG Droid rooted and oc’d and an unlocked and rooted xoom.

  • xxdesmus

    That’ll be my next phone.

  • Mike

    I want some Droid 3 news already. I just want a high spec phone with a keyboard. And don’t even mention the Merge…I really hope the Droid 3 turns out to be something special. 4″ qHD display, full qwerty with # row, dualcore tegra 2 or omap4, 1 GB of RAM, FFC, 8 MP back camera with HD video and the first phone to launch with stock Ice Cream, along with an unlocked bootloader. Add 4G LTE too because every 4G phone coming out is the same without a keyboard. Now this would be my dream phone, please don’t disapoint me VZW and Moto. OK end rant.

    • Jeremy

      Though id love these specs and would replace my D2 with it, don’t hold your breath….seems that they are just doing refreshes to the Droid lineup from last year and it looks doubtful that any of them will have a dual core or LTE inside.

    • Anonymous

      This would be an amazing phone.

    • Knothle

      If this were so I would undoubtedly be there and buy one. My first smartphone ever was the original Droid. I’m glad with that decision.
      Otherwise I’d’ve had a palm pre ha.

      • Grammar Natzi

        “I’d’ve”?
        Never seen that before. guess it would work….
        Anyways, I’d doubt another unlocked bootloader from moto. Sorry…

        • Anonymous

          Grammar is fun, but you might want to proofread your own work.

          1. Your second “sentence” has no subject.
          2. Your third should be capitalized.
          3. “Anyway” does not have an “s“ at the end.
          4. Moto is proper noun. Even its abbreviated form, it should be capitalized.
          5. Finally, you said “I’d doubt…” That means you would doubt, but you don’t now. I doubt that’s what you mean.

          Yes, I am bit bored this evening and I enjoy nitpicking. 🙂

          • Lovedr81

            OWNED!

          • TritonB7

            This post made my day, now I can sleep soundly.

          • Alvinm 77

            Lmao… epic

          • now that’s funny

        • Anonymous

          Grammar is fun, but you might want to proofread your own work.

          1. Your second “sentence” has no subject.
          2. Your third should be capitalized.
          3. “Anyway” does not have an “s“ at the end.
          4. Moto is proper noun. Even its abbreviated form, it should be capitalized.
          5. Finally, you said “I’d doubt…” That means you would doubt, but you don’t now. I doubt that’s what you mean.

          Yes, I am bit bored this evening and I enjoy nitpicking. 🙂

        • MrC1122

          “I’d’ve”… ” I don’t care who u r…that right there is funny”

    • Tomgillotti

      MONEY!!! I could do without the 4G since I’m not sure how long it will be before I see it, but I would take it with it too… if it had these EXACT specs and nothing less!!!! D3!!

    • AND AN UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER!!!!

  • Marikosmuli1

    No dual core. No 4g.
    No care.

    I love my incredible but I want my next phone to have what is mentioned above. Front facing camera is a fad IMO.

    • Anonymous

      To me the front facing camera is a MUST. I travel a lot and the ability to video chat without the need of a laptop is a big deal to me. In the next few years, 4G will – hopefully, be everywhere 3G is, and therefore I can video chat with my wife and kids anywhere. It will also allow the grandparents to spend more “face time” with the grandkids.

      This may be a fad, but I believe it will stick from now on. Too much upside to it.

      • Jothen2002

        Can you video chat with 3g or 4 g only?

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree.. The incredible was my first droid and I loved it now I have the DX. These improvements are not enough considering the other devices that are in the pipeline. HTC could have done better. I will wait for the Bionic.

      • Brendan

        why would you change from an increadible to a droid x, the droid x has motoblur bleh. and the incredible has sense which is just amazing. they both have the same speed processors. just doesnt make sense (pun intended)

        • Anonymous

          I went swimming with my incredible in my pocket and had to get a new phone. The DX just came out and I wanted the newest, latest droid. I’m not running blur thou, DX is rooted running Liberty 1.5 with Honeycomb theme its great. The incredible is an incredible phone (pun intended) and sense is by far the best factory UI.

        • Anonymous

          I went swimming with my incredible in my pocket and had to get a new phone. The DX just came out and I wanted the newest, latest droid. I’m not running blur thou, DX is rooted running Liberty 1.5 with Honeycomb theme its great. The incredible is an incredible phone (pun intended) and sense is by far the best factory UI.

        • Tim242

          The blur on the X is juat widgets. It only runs at like 200 KB. Launcher Pro FTW!

  • Wonderful!! LOVE my incredible but a bigger screen & a front facing camera?? It’s gonna b my next upgrade!! & its still an incredible !!!!!! Fabulous!!

    • Alvinm 77

      Why would you pick this over the Thunderbolt? Love for you Incredible? Thunderbolt is the same as the Incredible 2 with a .3 bigger screen, kick stand, dolby surround sound and more internal memory. Just wondering. Size maybe?

      • Anonymous

        Probably will come in at $100 less than the Thunderbolt and many won’t have the need for LTE yet anyway.

  • Anonymous

    does it do voice and data over 3g like the thunderbolt?

  • Eh, I’m not sure if I like this so much. I have the Droid Inc, and I really like it because of the times where I am typing I can use the laser scroll pad thing to actually to let me choose where the cursor goes. I know thats not the most important thing, but I do a lot of texting, so it works out for me.

    I have the Xoom so I am not too emotional about the DI2 having a front camera.

    Its a nice phone, though.

    HTC = WIN

  • nope don’t care for htc

    • Brendan

      dislike

  • tjhrulz

    I just wish it had a better processor like a dual core snapdragon, and I wouldnt complain for more RAM. But basically this is the thunderbolt just not an LTE device and not 4.3 in

  • balthuszar

    got to mess around on the husband’s incredible before he sold it to our neighbor…i was impressed…this phone may just get me off of my OG

  • Frank

    I have LTE service but I don’t think I need an LTE phone. I think I might actually go with this one when it comes out.

  • Eric

    As sexy as it is and even though its the next Dinc, its just not much of a upgrade from my first Dinc. Throw in a dual core and now were talking.

  • Hpickus

    no HDMI?

    • palomosan

      It probably has the DNLA feature.

      • Lakerzz

        Although I personally prefer the DLNA feature because of its convenience of not having to “lug” around an HDMI cable. Not a lot of people (at least people that I know) have a device with DLNA compatibility, but most have a tv with HDMI connections therefore making it more practical to have an HDMI out feature on the phone. Just my ¢.02…This phone does look very sexy and tempting none the less.

  • Keras

    Wow. Tough choice on this one. I don’t know how the front-facing camera will work on the 3G network. My area is supposed to get LTE this year since one of the CEO’s lives near the area.

  • any word on when this is coming out?

  • Anonymous

    The Twinc does look sexy, but if HTC is not paying Lucas to “Droid” the Thunderbolt, I’m betting this won’t get “Droided” either.

    That’s purely uneducated speculation. Just like yesterday morning, I said Droid Lifers would get Flash for the XOOM before the 18th. I was guessing, and guess what, we did.

    • DBK

      Seeing as the first Incredible is a Droid, and this is the continuation of that line, then it has to be Droid-ed. If not, then HTC would have officially become dead to me. 😛

    • Treknologist

      Droid is a Verizon brand and they paid Lucas for the right to use it.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, Droid is a Lucasfilm Ltd. trademark. VZW and the OEM’s license the brand from Lucas. Yes, VZW pays a royalty when they use the name, but so do the manufacturers. It seems to me, that HTC is done. I hope I’m wrong.

  • Anonymous

    So its essentially a droid branded smaller 3G htc thunderbolt?… if it comes out before the thunderbolt i might judt get it.

    • pj

      I’m honestly not trolling, just asking from a different point of view. What phone do you have now? If you have an incredible, what are the major selling points to make u want to use your upgrade on this?

      • Anonymous

        well currently i own an LG Env2 (two year contract but has like two week battery) but my sister has an incredible that i have toyed with and some of things that are not so good on it are the battery life and screen size. the twink looks like it has solved those problems and added a ff camera so it would be a good upgrade imo.

      • Anonymous

        well currently i own an LG Env2 (two year contract but has like two week battery) but my sister has an incredible that i have toyed with and some of things that are not so good on it are the battery life and screen size. the twink looks like it has solved those problems and added a ff camera so it would be a good upgrade imo.

      • Twinklex01

        I own an incredible w verizon, many have told me its a crappy phone compared to the iphone. U might want to check that one out first b4 u look into this 1. I bought this b4 verizon started to carry iphones. The battery isnt too great if u have a lot of stuff running at the same time. Plus my screen tends to freeze so i have to lock my phone and unlock to unfreeze it. Not sure if thats iust w my phone or not. My friend has an iphone, has used mine and said mine lags sometimes when searchin the internet. His carrier is att. I do.love the cam,not sure how it compares to others but i get pretty nice pic quality. So id say its just an ok phone.

      • Twinklex01

        I own an incredible w verizon, many have told me its a crappy phone compared to the iphone. U might want to check that one out first b4 u look into this 1. I bought this b4 verizon started to carry iphones. The battery isnt too great if u have a lot of stuff running at the same time. Plus my screen tends to freeze so i have to lock my phone and unlock to unfreeze it. Not sure if thats iust w my phone or not. My friend has an iphone, has used mine and said mine lags sometimes when searchin the internet. His carrier is att. I do.love the cam,not sure how it compares to others but i get pretty nice pic quality. So id say its just an ok phone.

  • WATKANE

    No 4G for till 2013 I think I just found my next phone

  • Gottheguds112

    Any word on dual core or not? How far out are we talking? July?

    • BTGGTR1

      It’s not dual-core, it’s running pretty much the same 1Ghz processor as the Thunderbolt. It’s a Thunderbolt with a 4-inch screen, and no kickstand, and no 4G, basically…not a bad thing really. I’d get it over the ‘Bolt.

      • Batman

        Why no dual core??? What a waste of a phone.

        • Dan

          dual core is a battery drain

          • No it’s not.

          • Tim242

            Yes, it is. That’s why the are putting 1930 mAh batteries on them.

        • Josh

          how is it not being dual core make it a waste of a phone? not everyone wants or needs dual core. just cause htc and every other manufacturer doesnt cater every phone to your likeing does not make it a waste of a phone.

    • Anonymous

      Not dual-core and should be here pretty soon. Haven’t heard anything concrete, but could be this month or early April.

      • Anonymous

        Hypebeasting this thing already I see.

  • Anonymous

    I live in an area that’s “supposed” to have LTE sometime this year, so I’m going to wait for the Bionic

  • )v(urphy

    Sexy.

    …but I’m waiting for lightning to strike…Uno, Dos, Tres….Uno, Dos, Delayed

    • Anonymous

      Haha that comment has win written all over it.

      • Winston Lane

        “WINNING”!

        • Anonymous

          BI_WINNING!!!!

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.

      • vernon

        good one

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.

    • Visoskya

      my dad works at verizon and i was with him, i was playing with this new incredible 2, it was really nice and the screen is little bigger then the original. the screen size is 4 inch screen. i love it, im now jealous because i have the original droid incredible.