Leaked Doc Reveals HTC Vigor Launching As The Droid Incredible HD On Oct 13th

If the above image is to be believed, the HTC Vigor that we’ve been following for weeks now, could be rebranded the DROID Incredible HD when it hits Verizon on October 13th. The leaked image goes on to show the specs of the phone aside from one glaring typo: a “4.3-inch WVGA display?” While, I wouldn’t call shenanigans on that alone, (seeing how it correctly lists the device’s resolution in the next line) I’m sure it will raise a few eyebrows. Leaked pics of the device (and more recently the leaked press shot) reveal the Vigor as taking some major styling cues from the Incredible line so the change in name seems very plausible.

The rest of the specs are spot on with what we’ve been hearing on the HTC Vigor. 4G LTE enabled,  720p HD screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, 8MP rear/2MP font facing camera, and Beats by Dr. Dre earbuds. Oh- and as an added bonus, a 32GB class 10 microSD will come inside the device to compliment the already 16GB of onboard storage (sounds fishy). If this device isn’t HTC’s next flagship, I don’t know what is. HTC is throwing their very best into this device and it looks like HTC will be first-to-market with an HD 1280×720 screen. Once again, this leaves other Android OEM’s to play catch-up. Definitely excited to see what comes of this device, how ’bout you?

[Via Droid-Life]

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  • http://www.twitter.com/90sRememberer NB

    1620mAh for dual core, LTE, and 720p?

    Good luck getting half a day out of this. Good lord.

    • chris125

      Dual core should help some with battery and maybe they figured something out with the screen to add to some battery life.

      • http://www.twitter.com/90sRememberer NB

        I like HTC, but their biggest weakness has always been battery life. I don’t have high hopes.

        • chris125

          Me either but if it can atleast make it 7-8 hours on 4g I will be happy. Hopefully they make some slim extended batteries so you dont have the huge hump like on the tb.

          • AnGeLFaCe77

            charger at home. car and at work problem solved

          • chris125

            Not really I shouldn’t have to charge it multiple times a day.

        • AnGeLFaCe77

          why they dont add bigger battery on this devices

          • chris125

            This is much larger battery than on the tb.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Dual-cores actually use LESS battery… o.O

      I would imagine LTE and the screen trying to push 1280×720 pixels would be killer though =/

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602761196 Dario Sucic

        No it doesn’t use less battery, it uses way more, but it tries to complete tasks faster so it can sleep more, resulting it better battery

        • Guest

          The Qualcomm Scorpion Cores in this phone set clock speed and voltage asynchronously, and on-demand. From a power management standpoint, this chipset will do better with battery life than a standard A9.

        • NightAngel79

          completely wrong:(

          • Guest

            **EDIT Sorry NightAngel79, I misread your response and thought it was to my post above. Carry on :)

          • NightAngel79

            No worries player:)

  • chris125

    I hope this is true and it has better battery life than the tb. If so it will be my next phone

  • Mapekz

    So they found a use for the name DInc HD without wasting it on the subpar Mecha. Only took a year. I’ll take it.

    Still can’t beat the Prime though. :/

    • chris125

      p3droid said the prime wont be stock.

      • Mapekz

        That’s not confirmed. Also, this one is coming with Sense, so yeah. :/

        The Prime hardware specs are going to be disgusting, all of which are basically confirmed from multiple reports.

        • chris125

          He is usually pretty good knowing things. If you want the prime get it. Me personally I will get the vigor because most likely the prime will be a let down since the nexus are never cutting edge spec wise. Both will be good phones I’m sure.

  • Rafa

    From the OG Dinc too this!!!! Yessssssssssssss

  • BIGshane123456

    tempting… i have the incredible now and think that I would rather give Samsung a spin. I always liked the look of their displays. But will the prime come out in October like the rumors suggest?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Most likely late November..

      • zeroprotagonist

        It’s Verizon guys, come on!

        Most likely December.

  • Justin g

    Interested to see what soc chipset will be used on this phone.
    Also wonder if this is just exclusive to Verizon only.
    HD screen sounds very impressive, way to go HTC :)

    • http://www.twitter.com/90sRememberer NB

      HTC has been using Snapdragon chips forever so

    • Guest

      Since it’s a dual-core 1.5GHz, and KRAIT is not out yet, it has to be the S3, MSM8660. This beast will rock. Here’s a rundown of the specs:


      • AnGeLFaCe77

        it will not be s3 that chip will be out 2012. It will have the same chip that the sensation and evo 3d have

        • Guest

          You are wrong. The S3 is out, and has been out for a while. It’s the S4 (Krait / MSM8960) that is not available yet.

          The S3 is the only dual-core chip currently available from Qualcomm, and is also the only currently available Qualcomm chip that is capable of being clocked at 1.5GHz. Plus, if you recall, the benchmark posted for the Vigor (DincHD) on Nenamark in July noted the Adreno 220 GPU. That GPU is part of the S3 chip set, and is not available with the S1 or S2. Again, see the above link. Also see here:


          And, FYI, Evo 3d and Sensation are also S3. They are just clocked at a slower speed. Here’s a couple of links:

          http://www.htc.com/us/products/sensation4g-tmobile#tech-specs (MSM8260); and

          http://www.htc.com/us/products/evo3d-sprint#tech-specs (MSM8660)

    • AnGeLFaCe77

      this device it is very tempting, but i do not feel it will take the throne way from the bionic because it has the A8 cortex instead of the A9. Maybe the prime will be king if it is not plastic cheap plastic lol. HTC’s devices have nice plastic on their devices.

  • K P

    These specs are looking really good. As much as I dislike the 4.3″ screen and the fact that it is still on gingerbread I think I would go with this instead of the bionic.

    The sad part is 6 months ago I couldn’t wait for my upgrade, but I bought an incredible off of ebay and I’m not in such a hurry anymore.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      ICS isn’t even out yet. I dunno what you’d expect. This is as top of the line as it gets.

  • PhishyKris

    What?! no Kickstand? Come on HTC, thats the best thing about the TBolt:)

    • chris125

      I’d take a larger battery over a kickstand anyday. Plenty of cases have the kickstand

  • Adam bolian

    That’s my next phone. Beats tech,dual core, and 1gb of memory. I only fear they would include a QHD pentile display. I don’t care how much it is, I will have one.

    • HalfwayCrook

      You’re afraid it migh be qhd when the phone is called the Droid HD….. k

  • Justin

    This will be my next phone.. still rocking the original incredible. I will get major shit though without a kickstand from all my tb owning friends..

    • J Dub

      You have 2. They are called hands. They hold things.

  • Justin

    By definition a qHD display cannot be 720P. *qHD = Quarter High Definition* As for pentile matrix I hope to hell not. Although at 720P it might not look bad. In any case I thought it was supposed to have a 4.5 or 4.6 inch screen?

  • ArmageddonX

    This phone has everything. ::Everything!:: This is the phone I wish I had waited for. I love my Evo 3D but this phone tops the Evo3D in every way except the 3D screen (which I don’t use very often anymore) For that matter, this phone tops *every* other smartphone coming out. Including the SGS2, any Android, & any iPhone on the market.

    • AnGeLFaCe77

      if it has the A9 chipset it will defeat the bionic, but then the prime will beat the vigor :)

      • Guest

        Actually, it’s not a standard A9. It’s a Qualcomm processor with a custom design running modified ARM instructions. It competes with the A9, but substantially outperforms it while having better power management.

  • dan4patriots

    people hating on the bionic saying the vigor is better, psst this only has a 500 Mhz bump and a resolution bump

    • cknight91

      Only a 500 mhz bump? That’s huge, especially when they are releasing 1 month apart. Just more evidence that the Bionic launched too late.

      • AnGeLFaCe77

        yea but this device will have not the s3 it will still use the s2 a8 cortex :) Bionic is using the best there is omap 430 ddr2 and more features than this device, bigger battery life as well. Like i have said before if the prime is not plastic and it has the omap 460 1.5 mhz, it will king

        • Guest

          Wrong again. Try doing some research before you post fantasy as fact. The chip set in the DincHD / Vigor will outperform the OMAP 4460 too- there is no change in architecture from the 4430 to 4460, just a higher clock speed.

          That said, the Bionic is indeed a nice phone; raw power only makes up part of the user experience. If you like the Bionic and are happy with it- great. That’s your choice and opinion. For you, that’s all that should matter because you are the one who uses your phone every day, not anyone else.

    • Guest

      Not quite. Compare the chipset in the IncHD to the OMAP in the Bionic (see my earlier post for a link to the tech specs). The differences are far greater than a 500MHz clock speed increase and a resolution bump.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

      What else is there then? Stop trying to defend spending $300 on outdated technology. Cryonic users knew all too well it was a mid-range phone when it came out.

      • AnGeLFaCe77

        outdated technology lol. You just showed us that you do not know anything about technology.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

          4G LTE is already out. Nothing new there.
          qHD – old technology with old pentile
          Dual-core? Maybe, but at the lowest possible speed

          Tell me something new and higher end this phone has?

          • Scott Ross

            I’ve noticed you all over this chain and you sure are vehement about your point of view but it remains that… your point of view, ie: your opinion. You speak of things you have no possible insight into like Verizon’s marketing plan and posit your opinions as irrefutable facts. The Bionic is mixed in right next to the Charge and the other 4G phones in my area but don’t bother yourself with that fact.. it doesn’t mix in well with your assumptions.

            It’s ok that you think the Bionic is crap and that it was outdated upon release, etc… you’re entitled to your OPINION.

            Now that I’ve seen so many of your posts I wonder, who are you trying to convince?

            The “pure and simple” facts here are that the Bionic is an excellent phone and was a major upgrade for many people. It didn’t work for you, obviously, but it does work for many. Some people really like small cars while others prefer bigger.

          • CalypsoArt

            Amen Scott. A thoughtful response. The type that is getting quite rare here where childish “brand X sucks!” is the most common refrain.

            Personally,I lean toward Moto products as my first choice, HTC second, and pretty much dislike Samsung. (My tastes) Samsung would have to produce something truly incredible (pardon the pun) to sway me.

      • http://twitter.com/wingdo Doug

        I am not sure who you are trying to convince. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but at the end of the day it is just that, your opinion. Your opinion may or may not jive with the needs of anyone but you. I currently have an HTC thunderbolt and I am giving it to my girlfriend so I can buy the Bionic.

        I will never buy another HTC phone. I am going back to Moto.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          Don’t judge HTC by the thunderbolt. Both my Evo and Evo 3D are phenomenal products. The Thunderbolt was a fluke imo.

    • AnGeLFaCe77

      The bionic will blow this device way. Moto did a good job leaving it at 1 ghz to conserve battery :) They also added the ddr2 that is the best one to this date. HDMI mirror zumocast webdock etc. Moto is on a class of its own when it comes to features, speaker, call quality, build quality and hardware :) samsung comes second

      • Guest

        Lol. Not even close. Compare the chip sets in these two phones with one another. Compare the Nenamark results that the Bionic reviewers are getting vs. those posted by the DincHD (Vigor) in July. The DincHD scored almost 10 points higher while driving 2.5x the pixels of the Bionic.

        And by the way, the DincHD has DDR2 memory as well…

  • http://Phandroid Pnutt

    Wow, I feel sorry for the people who jumped on the Bionic. Bet its the same price!

  • JulianZHuang

    is it really that hard for them to spend some money on battery research? i mean hire a group of engineers and order them to invent a new type of battery.

  • http://www.phandroid.com Prince

    I don’t think this 720p can match up with the prime and I will take Samsung hardware over HTC anyday. Lets see how the battery holds on this one and super amoled plus is still in a class of its own.

    • AnGeLFaCe77

      Moto has the best hardware then samsung

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

    News Flash: verizonwireless.com just announced that they will eliminate the 14 day return policy. The reason is there are too many Bionic owners crying that they over paid for a phone that was not as good as what came out months ago. They are pissed off that the phone was sold at a premium, outdated when it came out, and unable to compete with what is out 4 weeks later.

    Sorry Cryonic owners.

    • AnGeLFaCe77

      You seem hurt lol

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

        Hurt, no. I am a realist. The Bionic was a great phone if released in June. Releasing it in September with these subpar specs was stupid. Then to charge $300 for it?

        The biggest disappointment of the phone is the display. qHD and pentile suck, pure and simple. Every VZW store by me has the marketing machine in place. They do not have the Bionic next to any other device. The reason is they do not want people to be able to compare the screens side-by-side. Why is that? Because the screen is horrible and outdated.

        • https://plus.google.com/104038709432067945998/posts Wyatt Beougher

          Dude, what are you talking about? I’ve been to three Verizon stores in Connecticut (where I work) and two in Pennsylvania (where I live) and all five have the Bionic right there with the other 4G phones.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWEAYKN4MNEFHIHU5GOBYIDQ3Q Lisa

          I went to one in AZ here and they had it with the other 4g phones as well and that was exactly the reason why I didn’t buy it. The screen completely disappointed me! next to the other phones it looked horrible!!!! soo glad I didn’t waste my money on it as I was ready to but it till that point. Can’t wait to get my hands on the HTC!!!!

  • Ryan chandler

    returning my bionic that I got yesterday. phone is good, dont get me wrong, but theres a few hardware problems I can def. live without, especially that annoying as hell earbud squeal (http://www.minyanville.com/dailyfeed/2011/09/13/the-biggest-droid-bionic-glitch/)

  • http://twitter.com/BeefIsForDinner Pucilowski, Jason

    Yes Please.

  • extreme sadie

    First time actually reading the comments………hmmm.

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    I am so ready to get this phone… I loved the Droid Incredible and if this gets re-branded the Incredible HD, I will be thrilled and it will be on my hip as soon as possible.

  • charliestheman

    I’m getting about 34 hours with Sense 3 overclocked to 1.4 ghz on my thunderbolt with verizon extended 2750, about 16 with the stock battery. I think this combination on the vigor will have killer battery life.

  • Dave

    How much does the Ram not being DDR2 hurt it. How will this run comapered to the Bionic which features high speed computer grade memory? The freaking Runnymeade/Bass features DDR2 with a 1.5 single core, with a 4.7 screen. I’m not a computer genius….let me know.

  • Dave

    Why does the Bass/Runnymeade have a 1.5ghz with DDR3 ram? And a 4.7″ screen. How much does performace computer grade memory help?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    Crap. Now I have to sell my EVO 3D!