Verizon may be the largest mobile carrier in the United States right now, but some of its customers might start feeling a bit let down by Big Red. Neither the One X, nor the One S will ever come to Verizon, if we are to trust existing rumors, and the network’s flagship HTC device will be the Droid Incredible 4G LTE. Unfortunately, the Incredible simply doesn't look as impressive as the other two high-end Taiwanese phones.
While we knew for a while that it was set to hit the market and we had a good idea of what it will bring to the table, the Incredible 4G LTE has only been officially unveiled today. With a 4-inch super LCD qHD display (540 x 960 pixels resolution), the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (what a horribly long name, by the way) will be powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and will be released in the “coming weeks”.
The display and the chipset are both pretty decent and might satisfy a user that is not looking for the best raw performance on the market. However, we have to stress out that, at least in theory, the Incredible 4G LTE will not come near the One X and S in terms of speed and image reproduction.
The One X sports a full HD 1280 x 720 display and is powered by either a quad-core Tegra 3 chipset or a dual-core 1.5 GHz S4 proc (depending on the version), while the One S comes with a more modest screen (practically identical with the Incredible’s), but with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
The rest of the new Incredible’s features announced by Verizon include an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, a front-facing camera (probably VGA), a 1,700 mAh removable battery, 4G LTE connectivity, and a microSD card slot for expanding the internal memory with up to 32 GB.
In terms of software, the Incredible will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI on top, while Beats Audio technology should provide a dreamy sound on your device. The RAM and on-board memory weren’t mentioned in the press release issued by HTC and Verizon, but it’s safe to assume that the phone will come with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.
The pricing is kept under wraps and will be announced “in the coming weeks”, like the phone’s availability, and, as far as I’m concerned, this is the detail that will make or break the device. If the Incredible 4G LTE will go for $299 with a two-year contract, as we heard a while back, I can’t see anyone in their right mind picking it up over the One XL from AT&T or Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE, both set to cost a hundred bucks less and featuring better tech specs.
Do you agree that the Incredible 4G LTE is a bit of a letdown? Are you seriously considering buying the phone once it will be released? And if so, what would be the right price to smoothen the deal?