The long awaited successor to the “smaller” Droid in Verizon’s lineup, the Droid Incredible, has finally arrived. Today, Verizon Wireless and HTC took the wraps off of their latest device. While it isn’t the top-tier device that HTC’s other phone (One X) is, it is a very important device for a large swath of smartphone users for one big reason — the display. Pretty much every high-end smartphone with a fast processor, LTE and high resolution display is at least 4.3″ in size. For many of use here at GS, we actually prefer screen sizes in the 3.5″-4″ range. Android manufacturers on the other hand have been running through a sort of “arms race” in terms of display sizes. Samsung currently holds the top spot with their 5.3″ Galaxy Note “phablet”.
Back on topic, the specs:
- Display: 4-inch qHD Super LCD display (960 x 540)
- Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) w/ HTC Sense 4<
- RAM: 1GB RAM
- Storage: 8GB internal storage
- Cameras: 8MP rear-camera with autofocus, LED flash, 1080p HD video recording + VGA front-facing camera
- Battery: 1700 mAh removable battery
- Availability: “in the coming weeks”/TBA
- **Pricing: $299 w/ 2-year contract
Let us just say we don’t expect the price to stick at $299. And if it does, HTC/Verizon is completely off base. The One X is their flagship device, and as such, a much better device on paper. The fact a lower tier device is priced higher just shows someone in the office needs to be fired.
All that said, is the Droid Incredible 4G LTE the device you’ve been waiting for — a more pocketable smartphone in an army of gigantor Android devices? Sound off in the comments below!
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