Verizon has been rumored to introduce a new DROID Incredible by the name of “DIX” or “DLX” (typeface confusion) for quite a bit of time now. We thought it might be a variant of the HTC One X with the DROID branding slapped on, but after HTC’s official unveiling of the HTC J Butterfly it appears we’re about to get a lot more than that.
Evleaks has apparently found evidence that “DLX” would actually be the abbreviated name of this device, and that it would stand for “Deluxe.” This name actually matches up to murmurs we’ve heard from our own sources. We’d be remiss not to mention what our source told us to expect from this supposed quad-core beast from big red.
The device is said to line up quite similarly to the J Butterfly with either a 4.7 inch or 5 inch display (it’s hard to tell without anything to reference), a 13 megapixel camera recording at 1080p compared to the J Butterfly’s 8MP camera, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor (it would seem to be the S4 Pro that’s in the J Butterfly, but our source wasn’t able to confirm), and looks to be a tad thinner than the HTC One X. Conflicting reports say the Incredible Deluxe will have the same 8 megapixel sensor from the J Butterfly so keep that in mind before jumping for joy.
We also learned Verizon might have a 6 month period of exclusivity on this. We imagine this means no other carriers in the US will be able to offer direct disciples of the J Butterfly, but there’s a possibility that HTC could work around this to bring comparable devices to other carriers.
If it’s hard to believe HTC would agree to a period of exclusivity, remember that Samsung and Google held the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon for over four months before it went to Sprint.
It was never confirmed that this was due to exclusivity (and we imagine it never will be confirmed), but you can imagine that was the case considering Sprint tends to be one of the faster carriers in terms of getting devices on store shelves.
Other than that, we’ve learned that Verizon will definitely be offering the black with red accents color configuration that we’ve seen in the very first leak and that you see in the leak above, though no other color options can be confirmed at this time.
For what it’s worth, the J Butterfly will have black, red, and white configurations, though this doesn’t mean Verizon will offer all three themselves. Regardless, the black with red option does look very nice and fits in quite well with the DROID Incredible line.
In any case, with what’s been going on in the Android blogosphere over the past couple of weeks it’s always imperative for us to remind you that rumors are rumors — none of it is fact until it’s official, so don’t take this as gospel.
Still, we’d be very surprised to see the next DROID Incredible device come to market with a drastically different loadout than what the J Butterfly will endow us with in other parts of the world. [via Android Central, Engadget]