HTC and Verizon announce the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE


Verizon and HTC have come together to officially announce what should be a beast of a phone for Big Red users. It’s none other than the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE. Inside are a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 and 1GB of RAMs. On the surface are a 4-inch qHD Super LCD display, an 8 megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording, 1,700 mAh battery, NFC,  and more. For software? HTC Sense 4.0 stitss on top of Android 4.0.

“In the coming weeks” was all that could be offered for both pricing and a release date. In the meantime, you know we’ll be out here at CTIA hunting down the goods for some personal time with it. Be sure to check back daily as we’ll provide you with a hands-on to see if this device is worthy of both the prestigious “DROID” and “Incredible” lineages that it’s now part of. Read on for full press details.



New DROID INCREDIBLE Offers Advanced Camera Capabilities, Beats Audio and 4G LTE Speeds from Verizon Wireless

NEW ORLEANS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – From International CTIA Wireless® 2012, Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced the new and exclusive DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. The new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE enhances the customer experience by offering high-quality photo and audio capabilities, combined with the power of 4G LTE speeds. Running the latest version of HTC Sense™ 4.0, HTC’s branded user experience integrated with Google’s™ mobile operating system, Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE brings a sophisticated, pocket-friendly device to America’s fastest 4G LTE network.

DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC features Beats Audio™ which is enabled across the entire experience for a rich and authentic sound whether customers watch a YouTube™ video, play a game, or stream music over 4G LTE. Beats Audio allows customers to listen to music the way the artist intended with thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs.

The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE captures life’s special moments with an advanced 8-megapixel camera with quick activation from the home screen so customers never miss that perfect shot. Additionally, there’s no longer a need to choose between shooting video or taking photos, HTC Video Pic™ allows users to shoot HD video and capture photos at the same time. With 4G LTE speeds, sharing photos and video via email, uploading to the cloud or posting to social networking sites is a breeze.

DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE is packed with features to make life easier and customizable. Customers can personalize and use lock screen shortcuts to quickly access their four favorite apps. Folders can easily be created on any home screen for additional customization and organization. A Read Later feature allows people short on time the ability to save browser content like news articles and websites that can be viewed later, even while offline. The smartphone is also NFC capable so customers can take advantage of Android Beam™ to quickly share Web pages, apps, contacts and YouTube™ videos with friends by simply tapping two compatible phones together.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 230 markets across the Unites States. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users 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, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.

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 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card
1,700 mAh lithium ion removable battery
The new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com in the coming weeks

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Verizon sucks. Is this a One S and will they get an X?

    Also this Disqus 2012 is a PITA to type in from mobile. GNex here.

    1. Android Central is reporting that HTC said this is an HTC One V phone, not S or X. I’d hope VZ would pick up one of the others as well.

      Also kind of strange that they’d brand it the “Incredible”. I thought the One V phones were successors to the Droid Eris / HTC Hero phones (low end Android phones). The Incredible phones were mid-range and so I’d assumed it’d be a One S variant.

      Edit 2:
      I might be reading the news wrong. Reading the same news on the Verge and Engadget, it seems that HTC wasn’t referring to the Incredible after all. Maybe just a coincidence that the Incredible is being announced at the same time as they discuss releasing variations on the One V. So, maybe it is a One S after all.

      1. Really can’t understand Verizon’s strategy here. It seems like they don’t want to sell the best phones. And even at that they seem to want rather ugly versions compared to the standard versions of the HTC One line. I think people wouldn’t mind the break from the Droid Inc look if it was for the new sleek HTC designs.

      2. The One V doesn’t have an S4 processor. The Incredible 4G is much closer to a One S (except with a slightly smaller display, and removable battery+storage).

      3. “The Incredible phones were mid-range”

        Damn, son. I want to see top spec phones in your world. The original Incredible was a spec-for-spec copy of the original Nexus. It was the Nexus that VZW never got. And the only thing that made the Incredible 2 “mid-range” was that they wasted the name on a world phone upgrade when specs were just beginning to outclass it. Both phones are still more than adequate for daily use to this day.

    2. Disqus is lag city on mobile.

      I’m sure they are fixing it though.

  2. Looks like a beast. If I feed my old Droid Incredible some Wheaties, will it grow into this phone? That’d be great.

    1. I got my brother to upgrade from the Inc to the Inc 2 last year, he might bemad now that third phone is being released.

      1. I’m still running on the original Droid Inc, that means I’ll be a happy camper when this thing drops!

  3. we pretty much already knew everything they told us. Everyone has been wondering about the price

  4. About time they announce this thing. Hopefully they won’t try and sell it for $300.

  5. Nice specs if u like a smaller screen. I still prefer the Rezound’s screen over this, but this has better software. I really love the Video Pic feature and I wish the Rezi had that.


    1. i know right lol

  7. qHD? Really?

    1. Is this a good really or a bad? There are so many different scrren types i can’t keep track of them all.

  8. Yawn….I love my Rezound.

  9. “and 1GB of RAMs”

    RAM is one of those already plural words.

  10. If it ends up having decent battery life and isn’t overpriced ($299 is too much) it might be worth upgrading from an Incredible 2. I like the 4.0″ screen size, so that’s not a negative for me at all.

  11. No thanks, I’ll stick to my Gnex until we get a One X or GS III

    1. i second that, lol i cant go from a 4.65 inch screen to a 4 inch, just cant

    2. @0db8ab1b861e9b9e94b03d3b86a9a1ca:disqus
      The Droid Incredible LTE is basically the One X (US variant at any rate) rebreanded with the “Droid” and “Incredible” names. It’s still got the same wicked camera inside and beats audio, not to mention ICS, Sense 4, NFC, etc. But it may even be superior to the other One X variants, such as the T-Mobile edition, because it’ll have something the others don’t; an SD Card slot and a removable battery.

  12. Hoping they’ll release some details on a large screen phone soon… Maybe a release date for their S3 variant, or details on the RAZR HD (which I’m expecting to be a disappointment most likely, as I have a hard time believing that the rumored OMAP 4470 processor keeping up with the S4 in anything but maybe gaming.

    My 4.3″ Droid X is the smallest I’ll ever consider… I’d love a S4 powered Galaxy Note… I may just have to save my upgrade for the fall-rumored HTC “Note” competitor with the quad core S4 processor. Although that rumor was from BGR, so it’s probably not true…

  13. Amazing! I wish they gave a date. 1,700 mAh batter! Best phone on Verizon, by far!

  14. 200 and VZW may have themselves a winner

  15. If this phone had a 4.3 inch screen instead of a 4 inch it would for sure be my upgrade from my OG inc. Kinda want at least a 4.3, then again a 4 inch screen, 1700 mah battery, and an S4 is gonna be a beast combination in terms of battery life (as far as LTE phones go). Put in there an extended battery and im thinking two days of life with moderate-heavy use.

  16. So they took the HTC One X (US version), rebranded it with the “Droid Incredible” badging, and added goodies like an SD Card slot, a removable battery, oh, and Verizon’s LTE inside….I’ll call that a huge win for Verizon customers!!

  17. Here are my thoughts on the differences between the Galaxy Nexus and the Incredible 4G LTE

    Incredible>GNex by a lot

    Incredible>GNex by a little

    Battery life:
    GNex>Incredible (arguably)
    Unknown; Incredible should be naturally be longer lasting (no proven results yet) however the GNex has a removable battery meaning you can increase the size of your battery or even carry a small spare battery in your purse (I have an extra!) essentially doubling your battery life

    Here the GNex takes an enormous leap ahead with longer life, more supporters, and no custom UI to screw up the Android system

    By quite a bit. The GNex screen is larger, has significantly more pixels, higher ppi, and arguably has more vivid colors and deeper blacks

    Physical Size
    Incredible should be decently smaller, but the GNex helps make up for it with all of its sexy curves

    Google Support – GNex>Incredible
    Nothing screams support from Google like the Nexus
    On Screen Buttons – GNex>Incredible
    This is the future and we need the buttons to be a part of the display to allow for customization and change
    Expandable Storage – Incredible>GNex
    Come on now, we need to be able to easily move our pictures around and keep them from device to device. Not to mention the obvious advantages of having more storage for you pictures, videos, apps, etc. (not music, thanks Google Music!)
    Branding – GNex>Incredible
    Other than the back, none of those disgusting logos littering the front
    Feel – Incredible>GNex
    Using that crazy new material and comparing it to the plastic of the GNex is vastly different. Feels much more luxurious

  18. Nothing to see here folks, this phone is last year’s [moderated] garbage! What a huge letdown…

  19. By far the biggest failure if this smartphone is this qhd display,…umm, WTF?!?!?!?!?!? 1280 x 720 resolution or out it in the dumpster!!!!!

  20. Priorities: My #1 priority in smartphones is a 5-row QWERTY KB, followed closely by my #2 priority of higher resolution larger displays. However, with the higher resolution larger displays from Samsung (5-inches +/-), the complete DROID line (4-inch displays) has tanked.

  21. blah…boring…..guess i’m getting jaded. anything less than 4.8″ just seems too small. looking for something great to upgrade from my Thunderbolt for. Come on Verizon where is the Samsung Note for us?

  22. Sad, it has the only One X removable battery but it’s the smallest at 1700mAh. Figures.

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