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DROID Incredible 4G LTE Spotted at DroidDoes.com, Reveals Full Specs Ahead of Announcement

The official name of the next “DROID” on Verizon is the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE. The device made a brief appearance on DroidDoes.com this morning and is still sort of there if you want to check it out for yourself and see the final spec list. It’s exactly as our sources who gave us the first pictures of the device said, so you won’t be surprised. Well, there is a price point that needs to be addressed which we will get to. 

Official spec list:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor (likely the Snapdragon S4)
  • 1GB RAM
  • Sense 4.0
  • 4″Super LCD qHD display (so slightly different than the One S display)
  • 8MP rear camera; VGA front camera
  • Beats Audio
  • 1700mAh battery
  • 8GB internal storage (expandable to 32GB)
  • 4G LTE
  • Size:  2.4 x 4.8 x 0.46 inches
  • Weight:  4.66 ounces

Pricing showed up as being $299 on contract, but we get the feeling that this was a leftover that had not been switched from the RAZR MAXX’s page. If clicked, it redirected to the MAXX, which we know is one of Verizon’s few $299 devices. We don’t have official word on this, but would be surprised if the Incredible 4G came in at $299. This phone should be at $199 and not a penny more. We have been shocked in the past though, so don’t take our word for it.

Back shot of the phone:

Don’t forget to check out the first real pictures of the phone in the wild (more here) that we have courtesy of a DL reader.

The last we had heard, this phone could launch on April 26, which would be this week. I’d say with this site going semi-live, we may just end up seeing it Thursday after all.

Via:  DroidDog | DroidDoes

Cheers Neil!

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  • the battery life is going to suck 

  • TC Infantino

    I have to disagree with those who claim this phone will be a failure or that it isn’t a good phone due to the qHD screen.  The specs are very good and it is a good looking phone.  With the updated software and the good internals this phone easily hits the mid to upper tier of phones.  And I bet there are plenty of people who would want a fast, ICS, phone with a slightly smaller screen than the latest and greatest top tier phones. 

  • Jmanin

    How disappointing. I just had to trade up my original DInc which I loved and was so disappointed it died because there really isn’t a phone I want right now. I settled on the Droid Razr Maxx and it’s ok but I really wanted something nice from HTC on Verizon. I feel somewhat better now given these stats.  

  • 299 for a mid ranged phone is a joke

  • this phone isnt available on the droid does website yet

  • radiohead14

    looks like the page has been pulled. not seeing it now

  • Ok here’s what I’m wondering…..a lot of people say the Rezound is still better… I understand the obvious being the 720p display+screen size being a tad bigger, which is a given, but what else? I see everything else in the Incredible 4G being better. 

    IMO I think a 4″ qHD display will look rather good since the screen is big. It’s definitely no HD screen, but still. Battery life will also be pretty good on the Incredible 4G being that it’s not pushing 720p pixels worth around….

    I’m getting this phone as it’s more practical than the G-Nexus….

    • mustbepbs

      The specs are exactly the same, except the Rezound has a larger 720p screen. If this has the S4 SoC, it’ll be better than the Rezound (save the screen).

      • Rgbvrgvrtb

        and i can really care less about a vga front camera cuz i don’t really think its a big deal, but they downgraded it from the incredible 2 and they dropped one led flash

  • mustbepbs

    The ONLY redeeming quality of this device is the possibility of the S4 SoC. If it doesn’t have it, the Rezound is a much better option.

    • It has to have it….that’s the only way it’ll run Sense 4.0 along with the new camera ImageSense. If you check the Qualcomm S4 specs on their website, you’ll see the S4 supports it, the S3 doesn’t. it’ll definitely have the S4 processor…

  • frankandsimple

    aah.. a 4″ compact phone..plus LTE..Not like those asinine jumbo phones! Now you’re talking!

  • lye

    I actually like this. A 4G phone with 4″ screen. It’s what I’ve wanted. Also has beats… meh. It’s no Galaxy Nexus, but it will fit in my hand and will do for now.

  • Russ

    Will it be a world phone?

  • Jer85008

    And my Rezound remains the best phone on Verizon. What a dissapointment.

    • Kevin McDole

      I was telling my girlfriend to wait for this phone. Now we’ll just get her the Rezound for $50. Better phone. Better price.

    • Kevin

      Don’t delude yourself. The Rezound has a Snapdragon S3, not an S4. Totally different classes of phones. The Rezound uses the lowest-end dual core out there at all, while the Incredible will use the best dual core on the market (until Exynos).

  • I would like to see a side by side comparison with the HTC Resound. Not sure of any major differences.

  • I hope that $299 price tag changes

  • Calling it now, this will be Verizon’s retarded stepchild version of one of the HTC One devices.

    • r0lct

      Can’t see the SG3 version Verizon pulls off the short bus.

  • Bionicman

    $299 would be a horrible price for this phone. sorry but it is NOT high end to deserve a $299. granted it is pure speculation but id put it at the 150 – 199 range

    • Butters619

      I could see $199.99 based off the One S price (although I got my One X for $149.99), but I could also see Verizon doing a higher price just because.

  • NemaCystX

    Verizon seems to be focusing on mid range LTE handsets now that 2011 is over and the rollout to get 3G only owners to switch with lower cost handsets.  I wouldn’t count HTC out yet to have a very high end smartphone this year.

    • moozicmon

      Exactly. I don’t see many premium devices coming our way in the near future. The Droid Fighter aka RAZR (MAXX?) HD will probably be the only phone to get mildly excited about for some time. Unless of course Verizon surprises us all and carries the Galaxy III…. 

      HA HA HA HA HA HA. Yeah right.

    • Benjamin Landwehr

      If that’s the case, release the phone at 199.99.  Not 299 for a low/mid-range phone.

  • Me

    Well…good morning to you Kellex, mean while the rest of the android world has been up for hours reporting multiple stories….damn son you need to get up early!  I had to read my news at the other crappy sites!

    • Lacockanostra

      West coast baby

      • DJyoSNOW

        There was even posts over the weekend. Haters gonna hate..

    • I guess you’ve never heard of time zones?

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      • Me

        Wow what a crazy concept Hank…oh wait the other sites and news agencies some how get around these so called Time Zones…Look moron, stop defending other people and worry about yourself!  Bottom line is, droid life needs an earlier start, if that is the case…hire someone in another time zone!

  • adam

    if I was still on vzw i’d get this over the rezound & Gnex. 4inch screen is still the sweet spot for me. everything else is just too big. Glad at least some manufacturers are still making 4inch screens.

    (Went from OG droid, to nexus S to Evo3d, back to nexus S)

    • banjoonmyknee

      Not for $299 I don’t.

      • adam

         for $299 no…if it is $299, we can just wait a month and get it for a penny on amazon.

  • Dr_Buttballs

    $299 for another let down? No thanks. Verizon sure is letting their Droid brand sink further into the abyss of unimpressive phones.

  • Butters619

    I know they wanted an Incredible child, but man this phone is ugly.  Put this next to a One X/S and it will look even worse.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      Honestly, anything next to a One X looks bad in comparison. The One X is damn sexy.

      • Butters619

        Yeah it does.  I ordered this case http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MLVk5SYnao to try to add a little protection without covering up the sexy.  Not sure if I am actually going to use a case though.

        • Dr_Buttballs

          Nice looking case, very non-obstructive. 

          • Butters619

            Now I just need to figure out a way to protect the camera lens.  I have an older static type screen protector that I never used.  I’m going to try to cut a circle out of that and see if it works.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            That lens is the only issue I can find with the phone. Though, one would think HTC would of noticed a glaring drawback in that design and made the lens tougher than usual. We’ll just have to wait and see if it becomes a real issue for people.

  • I think I’ll pass on this one

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    This is embarrassing…..4inch QHD LCD…and 8GB internal and you want to charge $300????? . . . . FOR WHAT? ….

    That better be a mistake.

    • NemaCystX

      I believe the $299 price tag is an old placeholder. more recently LTE handsets launched at $199 this year

  • FortitudineVincimus

    No thanks… more of the same old same old. Nothing new to see here, move along.

    • NemaCystX

      Besides the new camera like on the One X/S and Sense 4.0

      There not going to best the Rezound’s specs until the holidays following the pattern they seem to be going by.

      Every April sees a mid range release by the name of DROID Incredible (the original was actually a very good spec for its release time frame, nowadays it isn’t) (they save the high end releases for Motorola it seems) I can almost guarantee they will use a Motorola phone as there high end release instead of the Galaxy SIII too

  • ddevito

    qHD + (capacitive) buttons + 2012 = fail.

    • S_T_R

      Using “Fail” as an adjective instead of a verb in 2012=annoying.

      • ddevito

        When reviews and sales are disappointing then it will “fail”, yes. HTC releases a phone with better display technology 4 months ago – no excuse to go backwards.

        So yes, FAIL.

        • zepfloyd

          The phone really isn’t a step backwards. It’s also not a sequel to the Rezound. The only thing the Rezound has over this is a bigger screen at HD resolution. There’s really no reason for a 4.0in (would be 367ppi) to be HD, so they went qHD SLD instead (275ppi). Still much better than Pentile. Every other spec is same or better. S4 is a pretty significant improvement over S3.

          • ddevito

            Agreed on the processor bump, but in the grand scheme qHD really doesn’t cut it in 2012. The display is perhaps just as important as any feature and to charge full price for NOT having an HD display seems silly.

            And lack of on-screen buttons is just strange. Now the menu soft button will appear like an on-screen cyclops. Silly, pure silly.

          • zepfloyd

            I’m not convinced at all $299 is going to be the price, if it is, that would be a big miss IMO, but that’s on hold till it’s out.

            I disagree on the screen. HD is more dependent on screen size and while 4.3+ seems like a must, under, things get small pretty quick. A 275ppi SLD screen will look just fine at 4.0in.

            Onscreen buttons is more of a pref at this point, and HTC is probably trying to keep broad compatibility for a non flagship device.

          • hkklife

            Onscreen buttons on a 4″ screen device would give you even LESS usable screen space for wrb browsing etc. Personally, I feel “cheated” by the GNex screen losing so much space to the virtual buttons.

            But the HTC One X looks absolutely ridiculous dedicating a whole row of black to the menu button. Developers are not gonna update their legacy apps for the most part.

            It’s time Google retgought the entire button/bezel dilemma, because 4.65″ screens only showing 4.3″ of content ain’t cuttng it in 2012. May I suggest the return of a *small* gesture area (ala WebOS) or a single side or top-mounted button? Click once to go back, press and hold to go home?

          • r0lct

            If you’re coming from a qHD phone to a 720p phone you’re still gaining pixels even with the on screen buttons.  So no one is losing anything they had before.

        • S_T_R

          You almost had it.

          “This phone will fail to sell”. Is a valid use of the word. The action is failing, which properly uses the word as a verb.

          “This phone is fail”. Uses “fail” as a attribute of the phone, an adjective, which is wrong and makes you sound like a six year old, and a poorly raised one at that.

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  • Lacockanostra

    $299! Haha

  • normmcgarry

    1700mAh battery…they’ll never learn.

    • chris125

      It’s a 4 inch screen and that paired with s4 should give it pretty good battery life

    • MooseCat

      I’ll be interested in seeing a test of the battery life especially now that it’s paired with the S4 chip that has the LTE modem baked in.

  • PRTaz3

    The phone is still up on their site…

  • thisismalhotra

    It has Sense 4.0 so it will be ICS

  • Inquizitor

    So, how is this any better than the Rezound?

    • Who said it was better than the rezound?

      • nicotinic

        It is better in regards to certain key specs, ie, cpu, rear cam, ICS, battery life (potentially)
        There are some short-comings: resolution(debatable), ff cam, screen size(debatable).

        I have a Rezound too.

    • Fry

      It’s basically the HTC One S, so likely a faster processor, faster/better camera, and ice cream sammich.

      • Inquizitor

        ICS is software, doesn’t matter. This phone has a worse screen but a better camera and possibly a somewhat better cpu? Does not sound like a good deal.

    • zepfloyd

      As a whole it’s not really…but S4 is much better than S3. The biggest advantage the Rezound has is the bigger HD screen. Other wise many internals are the same other than the next gen S4 instead of the S3. 

    • T4rd

      This is basically HTC’s ONE S variant for Verizon.  The One S isn’t a high-end phone, more of a mid-level phone.  It would be more of a side-grade from a Rezound.  The internal hardware is much faster than the Rezound, but it also has a lower res, pentile display and a lower res front facing camera.  I’d say the rear camera is a bit better though since it has that burst feature in Sense 4.0.  Not sure if that’s restricted to software or not though.

      • Butters619

        Super LCD != pentile.

        • T4rd

           I’m pretty sure the One S (Inc 4G in this case) does not have a SLCD.  It’s a SAMOLED.. with a pentile pixel arrangement.

          • Butters619

            The One S has a pentile SAMOLED.  But according to every website the Inc 4G will have a SLCD.

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    • Iny

       I’m guessing yes, judging by the buttons.

    • RezoundVsIncredible

      No 720p HD screen like the Rezound.  This is a major step down (as its Rezound’s best feature). Also, why are high end phones still shipping with VGA front cameras???  The Rezound’s 2mp front camera also does 720p HD video chatting- which is a nice feature.
      Not to mention the Rezound is only $50- the only hope for the new Incredible is ‘incredible’ battery life…

      • RezoundICS

        I agree- but where is our ICS update on the Rezound!?!

        • Sobr0801

          I have ICS on my rezound, with Sense 3.6.

          • Mark

            is it jail broken?

          • Joseph Pojunis

            You don’t jailbreak Android phones.

          • You don’t jailbreak Android phones. 

          • AE35

            No, but the people who are thinking of charging $330 for this phone should be sent to prison.

          • Benjamin Landwehr

            So true.  Forgot about that 30$ fee.  Ha!

          • Xeneize480

            lol this is not iphones …. wow some one is not reading

          • Sobr0801

            Its a simple mix up of terminology, if your coming from the iPhone it could be easy to confuse the words.

          • nicotinic

            I think he was kidding with Jailbreak. Trollin’.

          • Sobr0801

            Nope it is stock, they released a non-official official build. 

          • TC Infantino

            Actually, in the Android world we call it Rooting. And there is an unofficial-official leak of ICS that the Rezound can run.  You just flash the RUU and you are all set.  I decided to wait for the official OTA update because the leaked RUU had some problems with battery life and heat due to the kernel running both cpu cores full bore anytime the phone was awake.  Hopefully the official release will have fixed that and any other bugs.

      • ddevito

        I suspect VGA front facing camera is due to bandwidth limitations. The higher the resolution the more data you pump through the carriers’ pipes.

      • ZT

        VGA 1.3mp front facing camera is already higher than 720p resolution!

        • parkjam

          VGA != 1.3mp, VGA is 640×480

    • Kyle Fullmer

      I believe sense 4.0 is the ICS version

      • Sobr0801

        Sense 3.6 also is ICS