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HTC Vigor Spotted on Dutch Phone Site, Specs and Possible Pic Included? (Updated)

Update:  Definitely a fake screenshot.  And we know for sure since we have the actual first photos of the device here.

The HTC Vigor may have made its first semi-public appearance today through a Dutch phone retailer site called The Phone House.  As you can see in the picture above, the phone (although it could be a placeholder), looks a heck of a lot like a mash-up between the Sensation 4G and the Thunderbolt – the device it is rumored to be replacing.

This site is also giving us a set of specs that match up exactly to what we reported on at the end of last week.  The device could sport a 4.3″ HD screen, Android 2.3.4, Sense 3.5, 8MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and come pre-loaded with Beats by Dre technology.  A true beast.

Let’s be honest though, there is also a chance that this image is fake since the page can no longer be accessed from The Phone House’s site.  Either it was removed, or someone just felt like using our reported specs to be an internet troll.

What do you guys think of the look?  And with HTC preparing to unlock bootloaders on a variety of devices, how can this not be on your list of next possible devices?

Via:  HTC Inside

  • Anonymous

    One thing you can always be sure of is that whatever shows on verizon will be definately two times better on sprint. They always have the best HTC devices that will always be as long as the EVO BRAND EXIST…

  • Anonymous

    It will need 1.5GHz to support 3.5 Sense. That skin will be memory intensive. Better have allot of memory, 1Gig at least.

  • Anonymous

    Lets hope they go with a 1 piece back maybe unibody like on the sensation.

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  • Tyler Vallely

    HATE the LOOK……………..LOVE the SPECS

  • Steve

    Anybody know if it will have hdmi out?

  • Guttatae22

    Ok I’m liking my THUNDERBOLT but my girl wants it and I have an update on my account so the HTC VIGOR will definitely b my next phone

  • DanSke

    Bring it! I was gonna get a Bionic, but thats old news now. Vigor!

  • Motta2003

    I think the phone looks OK…slight varied from the T-bolt I have.  The specs are what I care about and seem to impress.  However, HTC left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth with their dealing with the T-bolt in general…so it’s a bit of a double-edged sword for me.

  • Interesting stuff, apparently the Vigor’s design is based on a phone called the HTC Eden

    could be the designs code name for the Vigor too, but here’s the info I found:


  • BLEH, I hope either the concept was accepted and improved upon or i’m going to be one sad panda…

    I just found this while trying to search for those old HTC concept designs that HTC has a company do for them, I still can’t find the company that does there concepts, but the HTC Eternity is one design that HTC has actually built based on a concept.  


  • Blood

    Isn’t this the same website that said the thunderbolt was going to come with 64gb sd, 1 gig ram, 5mp front cam 12 back etc?

    • and these are also the same specs that were confirmed with the chipset benchmark testing

    • The Vigor’s specs are true since it was proven on a benchmark, the ThunderBolt never got anything concrete until a week before it was announced with all the images that got leaked and the pics of the device from AndroidAttic of it in the public.

      The design though we don’t know is true or not since it looks to be based on a concept from earlier this year, it could be very well a photoshop or HTC purchased that concept design and made the Vigor.

      The Vigor was copyrighted back in 200x, don’t know the exact year, but it was phone that was cancelled at the last minute then within the past two months the name popped up again, and now were seeing leak after leak after leak of it.  More than likely the controlled leaks are to divert attention from the Bionic and iPhone 5, like any major leaks usually are before there out, to divert attention from the competition and try to keep the eyes on the real prize.

  • Wsiembida

    Sexy , I like the look more than my tbolt with its rounded grey at the bottom where the bass speaker will be

  • Seems all the carriers will be getting a new HTC phone again, and so soon.  

    Sprint – HTC Kingdom aka EVO Design 4G or whatever they plan on calling it…
    AT&T – HTC Holiday, the phone that has a massive 4.5″ qHD display that was found with a vanity plate
    T-Mob – HTC Ruby, another HTC Sensation basically but this time without Sense
    Verizon – HTC Vigor, so far out of the 4 the most powerful and most full of features we know of.

  • Anonymous

    Looking good if that is the design

    • You think?? I just hope they build it better…Where the black and grey meet at the bottom always is a problem for HTC just like the thunderbolt it probably will have light leakage problems which I hate about the thunderbolt…

      • Anonymous

        I agree they need to work on sealing the phones better I had light leakage bad on my one tb then got a replacement and it wasn’t as bad

        • Either of you guys tried sliding the screen up or down to get rid of the light leak? I can actually do that just enough to make a gap between the bezel where the digitizer meets the frame at the top by the earpiece.  The ThunderBolt was rushed after it was refitted for LTE, everyone knows that, and Verizon and HTC knew it wouldn’t sell well if it didn’t have a good marketing campaign because of those specs.  To kick off the LTE network for smartphones they did just that, and now were being treated to our next generation LTE phone by HTC.  Hopefully it means better battery life.

          • Anonymous

            The one I had problems with there was a like quarter inch gap between the housing and screen so I had to send that one back. Haven’t had issues with this replacement tho.

          • you must have a second revision one then,  yeah mine has that annoying gap, I don’t care about it though since i have another upgrade thats been up to use towards either the Galaxy S2 or the Vigor,  depending on the Galaxy S2 specs is whether or not I get the Vigor, along with the release date too lol  I will very much miss the kickstand though, hopefully since were seeing an increase in kickstands maybe more case manufacturers will make it the norm

          • Anonymous

            I have an upgrade also just waiting to see if the rumors of Oct pan out and then decide what I want.

  • thats the exact picture shape I knew was the Vigor when that image on XDA got leaked out,  sweet.

    The design almost looks like an Xperia phone mixed with a dash of Desire Z style cues

  • Anonymous

    It’s not on my list because I only want Nexus devices.

  • Anonymous

    If thats real, ewww…I mean the look, as the specs are great. 

    I think I will wait for the Prime. 

    • Yeah I agree that look does not look that good to me looks strange but who knows until we have real pictures

      • Exactly, images like this don’t show what it really looks like.  the press images for the ThunderBolt are actually crap compared to the device in person, not much better though.  I just wish it were black and not dark silverish metallic grey….

        The Vigor looks very promising so far though,  August 29th better have a Galaxy S2 that isn’t screwed up by Verizon or Vigor for me,  I really want that SAMOLED+ screen… I miss using my Incredible with the AMOLED… 

      • Anonymous

        That’s because you said multiple times you want the bionic so you are just telling yourself it is ugly so you aren’t upset when you get the bionic and a month later this is out.

        • Well I got two upgrades bionic isn’t definite either I have to play with it first….and I am in no way associated with one brand I don’t care if its Samsung, HTC, or Motorola as long as it has what I want and that is including looks

  • krkelly

    Maybe this is me just trying to be too much of a Sherlock Holmes, but the Dutch don’t use English units.  They use the metric system.  Why would a listing designed for Dutch customers use inches to detail the screen size?  Certainly adds some suspicion to the validity for me, but it’s really just a thought.

    • That’s actually a really good observation. After I read your comment, I went to the site and it looks like their other phones are listed in inches as well. 

      • krkelly

        Yea, my amateur detective work wasn’t very extensive.  Thought I might crack the case, but it looks like I fell short, haha. Oh well.

  • krkelly

    Maybe this is me just trying to be too much of a Sherlock Holmes, but the Dutch don’t use English units.  They use the metric system.  Why would a listing designed for Dutch customers use inches to detail the screen size?  Certainly adds some suspicion to the validity for me, but it’s really just a thought.

  • Anonymous

    GREAT specs! it looks ugly!

  • I really hope that is just a placeholder image. This phone looks like something out of 2009. 

    • 2008 🙂

    • looks better than the bionic, and thats the next phone coming out

  • babadush

    Looks are not the only part of a phone. Most of the commenters here sound like they belong at cosmopolitan

    • looks are one of the main parts of the phone if you dont like the way it looks then why would you buy it? Seems silly especially if you have to have it for 2 years might as well look good…Right??

      • babadush

        You have a lot of good things to say on these forums Brian. Personally I’d have to disagree. Looks are part of the phone. User experience, fluidness, UI, hardware, customability, and screen are what are important to me. Looks are more of “oh cool and it looks good” kind of thing.

        • Thanks I appreciate your feed back..I like android and that include HTC, Samsung, Motorola I love all no company will take my money unless they work for it..but on topic looks are all opinions so if you like it and its for you then get it

      • nope. would you rather have a phone that looks good and is ok at performance, or a phone that is awesome at performance and looks ok? plus, thinking that a phone is ugly or pretty is a matter of opinion and personal preference.

  • Interstellarmind

    not gonna lie, but it’s not that good looking a phone. but, i’m still going to make it my next phone. HTC FTW.

    P.S. kinda bummed it’s not 4.5″ and that there’s no kickstand.

    P.P.S. this is all assuming, of course, that it was NOT a fake posting.

  • Dreas Dance

    Aesthetics are disappointing

  • Looks pretty much like any HTC phone.


    I like the beats and specs, but that looks fugly. Im pretty sure Verizon wouldn’t bring that ugly pos into their line-up…

    • you’re wrong then, cause it’s slated for october

  • Aaron Runkle

    I’m going with the BIONIC. OMAP Cortex A9 should have much better battery life than the Qualcom Cortex A8 series.

  • Marlo

    Beats by washed up old man = O-VERRR-RAAA-TEDDD

  • PowersUSA

    Any change this will get the same camera that is in the “My Touch 4G” ?

  • Mikey v

    That’s one ugly ass phone !!!

  • J Dub

    I’m sorry, but HTC and LG both just make ugly phones. IMHO, there is not one HTC phone out there that looks decent.

    • Anonymous

      Opinions vary. I think both Incredibles are a couple of the best looking phones out there. The Sensation is pretty nice too… much better than a plain black back. But, it’s hard to judge the Vigor based on rumor and speculation…

  • Nex

    All i want to know is how is the battery life, cause if its like the thunderbolt.  YUK!

    • Juscozimme

      Battery Life, Thurderbolt and the Charge’s battery life sucks.  My experience with the Tbolt’s battery life was solved with the extended battery, but the reboot issue occurred continuously and I didn’t receive the update to solve the issue.  Couldn’t get a case for the Tbolt with the extended battery so I used the rubber case with its’ cousin (HTC Inspire) worked perfectly, but reboot issues and  2 swaps later, same issue. 

      Made want to holler, maybe I should have rooted, but I didn’t want t to void the warranty. End result Verizon replaced Tbolt with the  Droid Charge, love the phone, but the battery overheated in the first hour, went to Verizon, 2nd replacement discharged within 2 hours, not even using the phone.  Beep, Beep, Beep.  Frustrated, yes, but still patient.  I received new battery and new docking station that charged the 2nd battery. Disabled 4g until I need it and the Phone still will not stay charged for longer than four hours. 

      Therefore, I am in the process of advising Verizion regarding their phone/4G LTE issues.  Now compare my back up phone, Sony Xperia play, read the reviews, got a deal on ebay, no problem, no issues, and I have my old psone and ps2 games.  The battery lasts all day with talk, gaming and web surfing.

      Sorry about the long reply, but I feel a little better now getting this mess off my chest.  The Bionic, hmm………….Xoom still not 4G ( Sold That) and a week later, ready to upgrade. I think I’ll wait for a while.  We are dealing with dual core processors, what is 2012’s flagship phone going to be better yet, what’s up with Christmas? 

  • Eric

    Hope its not it cuz its FUGLY!

  • im usually positive on new phone leaks but im gonna go ahead and call BS on this one. nothing agaisnt droid-life its whoever released these. Ever since the hype on the tbolt and those “really awesome” specs that ended up being fake i take stuff with a grain of salt. 

  • Joe

    Whats the expected release date? I’m due for a new phone as of today

  • seems like bs.  beats are already integrated?

  • Anonymous

    The specs are great, but I’m not sure how i feel about the look of it.

    • DroidRules

      Any mention of a kickstand???

      • Mike Mike

        No kick stand is what I’ve read. I really love my kick stand and as dumb as it sounds, the fact that this doesn’t have one is a fail, IMO

        • Anonymous

          Not a dealbreaker (it’s not like the bionic has one), but certainly a disappointment. Will definitely weaken the arguments I’ll eventually have w/ my Tbolt-toting friend.

        • Anonymous

          Is the kickstand really that nice? I’ve never used one so I’m just curious why you like it so much? 

    • Anonymous

      I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
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  • Murphy

    FAKE! Just in case I’m right… 🙂

  • lamo camers with a k… 

    • El El Kool J

      its a dutch website.. not american..

  • Looks uglier than I thought it would.

    Bring on the Nexus Prime!