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More Pictures of the HTC Incredible 4G Emerge, NFC and Beam Onboard

A Reddit user was able to go hands-on with the upcoming DROID Incredible 4G yesterday thanks to a recent meeting with an HTC rep. During the encounter, he was able to snap a couple of pictures and also confirm some of the specs that have been floating around the web thanks to the leak on the DroidDoes page. The Inc 4G will have NFC capabilities and feature the Android Beam, which Galaxy Nexus users have been toying with for a few months now. As we already know, it will feature Verizon’s 4G LTE (naturally) and be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chip. The display will be a qHD at 960×540 resolution to “help improve battery life.”

As far as when we can expect a launch, the rep had nothing but a guesstimation for May, so we’re here waiting to get the official word from Big Red. This device still perking your interest?

Via: Reddit | Phandroid

  • MrSteve920

    Finally, NFC is showing up on more than just two or three phones…

    • Mike

      There are a few more than that: http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list/

  • Oh no, Please don’t have a shiny plastic back.

    •  That’s the HTC Media Link, not the back of the phone.

      • Oh, whew! Thanks for that, didn’t realize it. …still wishing VZW was getting the bigger one X, not this one; not that i’m up for renewal anyway. I just like to see HTC do well and I know a shiny black plastic back would be terrible for sales and forum commenters!

  • Eazy E Dlf

    This is why HTC is fading into obsolescence…all their phones look the same

  • sylent101

    This is cool, I think the incredible line is meant to be midrange. But still they could’ve done better on the specs.

    • michael arazan

      agreed, the one s looks way better than this, need a verizon variant

      • demarcmj

        this is the verizon variant

  • lye

    I hope they can delay it some more.

  • AndroidFan2

    Looks like it will be a solid phone and a pretty good addition to the Incredible line, but I’m definitely not looking for a phone with a smaller screen and I’m not a big fan of the hardware design either. I’m sure some people will love it though.

  • Youllreachus

    No way I’ll ever downgrade my screen from my resound. that’s bad news for HTC as they can’t seem to make a great screen with decent battery life and are saying dumb things like users prefer thinness over battery (yeah, that razr maxx is a total flop). this means that I will well have to jump ship to Samsung, and if Verizon is dumb enough to pass on this galaxy aswell, I’ll be going to a new carrier.

  • Zebra

    Everyone is complaining about the qHD screen, but honestly what major benefit/difference do you get from having 720p? The 720p devices have their LCD Density value higher so that everything is the same size anyways. Sure rooted users can lower it and get more screen real estate, but when the text is that small it’s barely usable. I don’t watch HD movies on my phone so I don’t know the visual/quality difference between qHD and 720p, but other than PPI bragging rights, what real world benefit is there?

    • wilsonnancy710

      what Louis answered I can’t believe that a person able to earn $9928 in a few weeks on the internet. have you read this web site ^^^ http://getyouralldesires.blogspot.com

    • jeesung

      +1. on phone sized screens 720p doesn’t add much, if anything.

      • AE35

        It’s like a shot of brandy on a cold night. You may not actually be warmer but you feel much better.

        • jeesung

          so with a cheaper screen, i can drink more shots of brandy and feel better about my inferior tech!! genius!!

  • Captain_Doug

    Saw a side picture of this and it looked a little chunky but apparently it’s a little thinner than the Dinc2 which wasn’t very thick at all. I’ve loved my Dinc and Dinc2, I’ll probably go with the Dinc4G because it has the things my phone doesn’t, dual core procesor and 4G. A higher definition display is nice and of course the big selling point, it’s made by HTC. I love the build quality and their attitude towards boot-loaders. I know the S3 is supposed to be a big deal and all but I just don’t like Samsungs build quality. If they do end up using different materials (like the rumored ceramic) then I’ll take another look. Besides the S3, or my favorite (Huawei Ascend D Quad XL which is definitely not coming to Verizon), there’s just not much else to look at. At least for Verizon.

  • PyroHoltz

    Besides gaming and “3D” animation being more demanding at high res…when does a lower res help battery life?

    • Tony Allen

      Because the device is constantly working harder because of the resolution, even sitting idle on a homescreen.

    • chris125

       Less pixels for the cpu/gpu to push

    • TheOiulkj

       You pretty much answered your own question. It’s more demanding when idle, for the same reasons it’s more demanding during gaming. Just on a smaller scale.

  • LiterofCola


  • One X or GTFO. 

  • picaso86


  • ddevito


    • LiterofCola

      I know, I seriously hope this isn’t true.

      • Tim seems to believe it is.

        • LiterofCola

          If Verizon ends up getting shafted by receiving a downgraded dual-core device, then I’ll politely pass.  There’s always next year.

          • Droid800

            The S4 is not a downgrade.

    • bakdroid

      No one should be surprised by this.  Qual and TI hold all the cards when it comes to LTE.

    • zepfloyd


      Still hope.

    • Liderc

      rofl, owned. 

    • Andrew Akker

       According these benchmarks, the Exynos 4212 is only a *little* bit better than the Tegra 3…which is sad because the S4 Snapdragon (even though it’s a dual-core) is a *lot* better than the Tegra 3. Try putting your blind hate for the Snapdragon line behind you and pay attention to the new stuff they have bringing out.

      • demarcmj

        but it has more coressssss!