We recently posted some pictures of an early HTC Incredible prototype and now a newer, more final design has appeared. The bright red battery cover is now a matte black, but the insides have retained the red coloring (see pic below). We saw HTC do this for the HD Mini (yellow insides) so this looks like a new trend for HTC.
The specs have also been refreshed since we last saw the device. The Snapdragon processor has been underclocked to 768 MHz (presumably to save battery), but the RAM has doubled to 512 MB (just like the N1). Also getting a bump is the camera which now features 8 megapixels instead of 5.
No other sites have reported this, but I’ve been told we should expect to see the Incredible on another CDMA carrier besides Verizon. The phone is expected to be announced during CTIA and be released sometime before summer.
Update: The good thing about posting rumors is someone always calls you out on your mistakes. Apparently the Incredible is very near to release and several production models are floating around. You can still consider this a “rumor” but I’ve been told the RAM and ROM both received a significant boost. Early prototypes included only 256 MB RAM, but the latest revision has 1 GB RAM (just like the rumored Supersonic). I’ve also been told the CPU will do 1 GHz, but it throttles up and down just like every other Android phone.
Update 2: The original iPhone shipped with 4/8 GB of internal memory, but the second an Android phone has that kind of storage everyone goes crazy and instantly tries to discredit it. I don’t know how much internal phone storage the Incredible will ship with, but I do know that Android phones need more than the 512 MB ROM we normally get.
Android hacker Stericson tweeted the following screen grab he claims came from the Incredible. It shows a device that has an internal storage greater than 6 GB and memory around 1 GB. These figures are close to the numbers I was emailed earlier, so I will let you guys decide what to believe. I don’t think it is out of the question for an upcoming Android phone to have 1, 8, 16, or 32 GB of internal storage.
Rumored specs of the HTC Incredible include:
- 768 MHz 1 GHz Snapdragon processor QSD8650
- 3.7 inch AMOLED screen WVGA resolution
- 512 MB ROM 6 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM 1 GB RAM
- 8 MP camera with dual LED flash and AF
- Android 2.1 with Sense UI
- Optical track pad
- 1300 mAh battery
- Shipping with 8GB MicroSDHC card
- FM Tuner
- Dimensions: 117.5 mm (L) x 58.5 mm (w) x 11.9 mm (T)