Verizon’s HTC Droid Incredible X passes through Global Certification Forum

Does the HTC6435LVW sound familiar? Perhaps you know it better as the 5-inch Android device designed to compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Maybe you recognize it as the HTC DROID Incredible X, the name rumored to be attached to that handset. No matter what you call it, it looks like the phone has just passed through the Global Certification Forum sporting LTE compatibility with Verizon’s 4G network.

There are some rumors that the Droid Incredible X might form the basis for one of several Nexus variants to launch this fall. While there are still some questions about the existence of that particular phone, the Incredible X seems poised to launch in time for the holiday shopping season.

[via GottaBeMobile]

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  • bos

    This could have been huge if they hadn’t skimped on key features. Good luck competing against Note2 w/o removable batteries and storage and 2GB ram. It’s a shame since otherwise it’s exactly what I wanted.

    • Marsg

      We still don’t know the features those are just the “rumored” features, the only thing that’s a solid fact is the non removable battery, But most people use external battery’s to recharge their phone, they cost about the same as a phone battery but you can get 2-3 full charges from it. http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Dynamo-On–RP-PB03-External-flashlight/dp/B006ZTMEZ4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1349821134&sr=8-2&keywords=external+batteries

      • eclipsenyou

        “most people use external batteries”? Says who? I don’t know anyone that uses one. Anything to justify no removable battery I guess. Every Android phone in this day and age should have a removable battery, it’s just good common sense. And besides, this ain’t crApple!

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      That, and the screen on the Note 2 is superior.

      • NYCHitman1

        By who’s standards? I would take a SuperLCD 2 screen over SAMOLED any day. Natural over saturated :-)

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          Personal preference I guess, I made the jump from LCD to OLED last year, and cannot stand how dull LCD looks now. You may say saturated, but to me it’s vibrant.

          • Aslan Bollin

            I call it oversaturated myself, but as you said its a preference.
            I hate how whites have that blue tint to it. Its not too noticeable until you see it side by side but its one of those “once you see it, it can never be unseen” instances.

            Blacks are superior on SAMOLED tho.

          • Mark dizz

            Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I jump around from phone to phone and it isn’t until you handle some different screen technologies for some time that you fully realize the differences.

          • Butters619

            SAMOLED looks great, until you plop a SLCD2 right next to it. Then you will always notice the differences.

          • NYCHitman1

            There’s no doubt that last gen LCD’s were/are terrible, but the new displays like on the EVO LTE are amazing.

        • Mark dizz

          I used to be an AMOLED whore but I got the One X with it’s SLCD2 and thought it was ok at first because I was coming from an AMOLED, then I picked up a Sony Xperia S and that LCD kind of sucked. When I went back to the One X realized how much better my screen was! Now I have an HTC One S and feel the oversaturation that I didn’t notice before. A year ago I would have said AMOLED but at this point I do prefer SLCD for color reproduction but yes the blacks cannot be beaten on AMOLED though.

        • eclipsenyou

          Really guys? Who the heck cares about how black black is? Come on, come up with something better than that!

          • NYCHitman1

            I never said anything about blacks. I said I like natural and vivid colors over saturated and pixelated images.

    • Zach

      I couldn’t agree more. If it really doesn’t have an sd card slot there’s NO WAY I’m getting it. I MIGHT be able to get over the lack of a removable battery if it’s got a nice warranty or some other way to guarantee the thing doesn’t fail to hold a decent charge after a few years. No point in having a beastly phone if it only lasts an hour or two. It really sucks, because like you said, it’s exactly what I wanted otherwise.

  • phinn

    Just make it an upgraded HTC One S and make it pure and supported AOSP Nexus for all carriers and I’ll buy it.

  • http://twitter.com/revs1227 T-pumper WPK

    been htc since g1 , countless htc phones , been waiting for this but with no expandable storage and removeable batt its A NO GO!
    here i come samsung ill miss u sense !

  • Robert Manser

    Where are people coming up with these specs?? It’s all hearsay that’s it, get your panties out of bunch and quit dogging every device that is released.

  • Mark dizz

    Yeah, I’ve been pro HTC for a long time and I never thought I’d switch to Samsung but their newer builds don’t feel as cheap as they used to so now I’m thinking of making the switch over to the Note II. I’ve had the One X, great phone! But I didn’t realize how badly not having an SD card slot hindered the phone. What’s the use of the 4.7 screen on the One X if you can’t put but 1 full movie on there for long trips(maybe 2 if you don’t have anything else on your phone but that is too many maybes for me). I can put 6 movies + all kinds of music on my existing 32GB card which I will gladly slip into my Note II. HTC just lost me if they continue their trend of believing in cloud storage with this phone. They should fire the guy who had them move in that direction. If you’re not going to give me an SD slot you had better give me 64GB storage, nothing less. I cannot believe in 2012 they’d make a 16GB phone and I fell for it.

    • Zach

      I can’t believe they’d do it twice. They really need to rethink the lack of an sd card slot. If I had 4g everywhere on the continent, above and below ground, then the whole cloud storage thing would be somewhat plausible. But when I’m tearing up the slopes god knows where and there’s no coverage so I can’t access my tunes, I’ll be glad I didn’t buy this garbage. Put in an sd card slot, and a removable battery, and I’ll be so happy to buy it, I’ll pay just about any price. Neglect those two features (especially the sd card slot), and you can kiss your future as a smartphone manufacturer goodbye.

  • Aslan Bollin

    They really Really shouldve went with a different name.
    “Ohh what phone is that?”
    “Nice right? It my Dix….”

  • C-Law

    It seems to me that it’s too small to compete with the note 2.it would be a much closer competitor in size to the s3

  • toomuchgame441

    HTC needs to release their 5″ variant on all carriers… Tired of this exclusive crap

  • oneillperson

    Droid Incredible
    Droid X
    Droid Incredible 2
    Droid X2
    Droid Incredible 4g
    Droid Incredible X

    What the…
    They really need to get more creative with the names.

    • http://www.impulsivestudios.com/ Justin Myers

      Well you have

      Motorola:
      DROID
      DROID 2
      DROID 3
      DROID 4
      DROID X
      DROID X2
      DROID Pro
      DROID RAZR
      DROID RAZR MAXX
      DROID RAZR M

      Samsung:
      DROID Charge

      HTC:
      HTC DROID Incredible
      HTC DROID Incredible 2
      HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE
      HTC DROID Incredible X

      I think that is them all… lol But yeah, not very creative.

      • Matthew Merrick

        you forgot HTC Droid Eris :P

        • http://www.impulsivestudios.com/ Justin Myers

          You know, that was the phone that I was going to list first…. lol. Fail.

      • xmichaelx

        Droid Bionic (still without ICS…)

        • http://www.impulsivestudios.com/ Justin Myers

          It does now. ;P

  • MrSpoiler15

    SWEET! I want it! Had an OG Droid and I loved it.

  • EasyEEE

    Was just gonna say, the naming conventions, or lack there of, is getting confusing.

    Gimmie a name, followed by a 1, 2, 3 etc.

  • AMbro86

    I’m really excited for this phone! I hope it delivers when it finally gets announced. This, along with the Razr HD devices, and whatever Nexus offerings are going to be out are at the top of my list. And for all the Note 2 love going around the web I think I’d actually prefer the somewhat smaller 5 inch screen. The Note and Note 2 are just way too huge for my comfort.