Official: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE launching July 5th at Verizon for $149

Verizon has finally come clean with an official launch date for HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE two months after unveiling the phone at CTIA in May. The phone will be available July 5th and is priced at $149.99 on a new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. As the name implies, the handset will be privy to Verizon’s high-speed LTE network and features a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4-inch qHD display, and Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4. While not officially a member of HTC’s One family, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE gets many of the same capabilities, including ImageSense and Beats Audio integration. Read on for Verizon’s full press release below. (Bonus: check out our first look from CTIA as a refresher)

DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE By HTC Available Beginning July 5 Exclusively On The Verizon Wireless Network

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Announced earlier this year at the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 show, the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting July 5. Customers who rely heavily on their mobile devices will find everything they need in the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. Running the latest version HTC Sense® 4, HTC’s branded user experience, integrated with Google’s™ mobile operating system, Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, customers can take advantage of an enhanced mobile experience and enjoy the latest Android features, as well as the power of 4G LTE speeds.

Every aspiring shutterbug will have something to smile about when they experience the amazing 8-megapixel camera with quick activation from the home screen so customers never miss that perfect shot. Additionally, HTC Video Pic allows customers to simultaneously shoot HD quality video and take pictures at the same time. Uploading photos or videos onto social networking sites or sharing through e-mail takes only seconds with 4G LTE speeds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 304 markets across the United States. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, where available, allowing customers to stay connected from coast to coast.

Lifestyle features:

  • Authentic Sound: Customers will benefit from Beats Audio™, an enhanced auto tuning technology that allows users to hear music the way the artist intended. Beats Audio is incorporated across the entire experience for richer, more authentic sound and whether watching a video or playing a game, customers are sure to be impressed with the sound quality.
  • Read Later: Active readers who are constantly on-the-go can use the Read Later feature to save online content, such as news articles and website pages, to view later, even when they are offline.
  • Android Beam™: Sharing YouTube videos, Google Maps locations and more with others is faster and easier than ever with Android Beam. Android Beam is as simple as tapping two compatible phones together for users to instantly share information.

Additional features:

4-inch super LCD qHD display

  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Mobile Hotspot-capable to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card

Price and availability:

The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC will be available beginning July 5 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for 149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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  • TzuDohNihm

    Am I missing something in the press release where ImageSense has been confirmed?

    • NightAngel79

      Yea, I thought we were relatively sure it wasn’t getting ImageSense??

  • Tim242

    What a disgrace.

    • dreadnatty08

      Not necessarily a disgrace but I wish VZW would get a One X/LTEVO clone.

      • Tim242

        Exactly. Why would they pass up those, for this? I have a Verizon Nexus, and love it. But, it is no One X, or EVO LTE. I work at a Sprint Store. I get so excited every time I activate an EVO : ). It is the best feeling phone I’ve ever held. If only Sprint had LTE here. I may get one anyway, but I’m trying to resist the urge of having 2 phones. But, I could use my wifi tether on my Nexus to give my EVO some LTE goodness haha

  • Wetworx

    I can’t believe that this is hitting the shelves before the Galaxy S3…Ugh!

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      It’s been leaked since 2011, they have prepared this phone long before SGS3, but also in a small quantity, the GS3 will be sold in mass, which is why logistics take a long time

  • KOLIO

    Sounds like an excellent phone to me,especially w/a removable battery & SD Card slot.

    This could be the perfect phone for someone on VZW who wants something high-end that falls right between the iPhone & RAZR/MAXX, as screen size is concerned.

  • King

    Announce a non-flagship, scaled down device as if it matters and then let all competitors beat you at the flagship device…smells like Verizon.

  • effApple

    HTC.. prepare for another lawsuit from apple.. not only is it rectangular with rounded edges.. but its a 4″ screen which i’m sure Apple must have a patent for already pending the iphone 5 release… smh