Apr 12 AT 9:15 AM Nick Gray 27 Comments

HTC Incredible 4G images reveal new details and specifications


Verizon is the only major U.S. carrier yet to announce a new HTC phone for this year. But that could change in a few short weeks. New details and pictures of the upcoming HTC Incredible 4G (also known as the HTC Fireball) have shown up, giving us a closer look at the device and shedding some new light on its specifications and possible release date.

As we’ve mentioned before, the design of the HTC Incredible 4G is reminiscent of the previous HTC phones offered by Verizon. The contoured back panel resembles the HTC Incredible and Incredible 2 while the dark glossy finish around the front of the device looks to be lifted directly from the HTC Rezound.

Specifications on the HTC Incredible 4G include a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor paired with an Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 4-inch qHD display, 8 megapixel camera (presumable paired with HTC ImageSense and a dedicated image chip) front-facing VGA camera, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, NFC, MHL and Bluetooth 4.0. The HTC Incredible 4G will run on Android 4.0.3 with HTC Sense 4.0.

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An exact launch date for the HTC Incredible 4G is anyone’s guess at this time, but PocketNow seems to think that Verizon may be able to get the phone into the hands of consumers before the end of April.

While Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint may all have their own variants of HTC flagship One series, it’s extremely hard to line them up and say which one if the best. All four phones will offer the same software and camera experience with HTC ImageSense, but the hardware designs and internal components have subtle differences which is hard for consumers to pick out which one is the best.

If the HTC One X, One SEVO 4G LTE and Incredible 4G were all offered on the same service provider, which One would you choose?

Source: Android Police

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Alan Reboli

    I would stick with the Inc4G. Verizon’s 4G is unrivaled and the specs are pretty nice.

    • Jake Gall

      Get the rezound, ics is on the way its got a faster CPU and a bigger screen, and I comes with a pair of beats. The inc4G looks like a dumbed down Rezound.

      • redraider133

        this has s4 which runs circles around the rezound processor.

        • Jake Gall

          I still liked the way this phone looked before it got a Rezound look alike makeover. It looked a lot like the rest of the One series with its original look.

    • Jake Gall

      Also the rezound is only $50

    • mattcoz

      I think the idea was to take the carrier out of the question and just compare the phones. So if they were all on Verizon’s 4G, which would you pick?

  • redraider133

    I am interested to see how this performs and how the s4 helps with battery life since it has lte on the chip. Really looks like a nice phone with good specs and the 4″ screen IMO is the sweet spot

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I’ve never been a fan of super large screen and the 4-inch screen on the DROID Incredible 2 was the perfect size for me. Since I’m on T-Mobile I’ll be getting the One S, but I just wish the device was a little smaller.

      • redraider133

        I agree. Everyone seems to have the bigger is better mentality but I hope the 4″ holds true and they decided to downsize the one s screen and keep everything else the same. I think this will really perform especially with how well the s4 has been benchmarking and performing in the one s/x

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Personally, I love the very large phones. I was actually pretty excited about this phone hoping it would be a One X (or at least a One S) equivalent. At 4.0″ though, I’m in no way interested in replacing my GNex with this. An HTC One X (even if dual core with a S4) might have convinced me to retire the GNex in favor of it. But not no more…

  • spazby

    gotta go with Verizon’s offering – the combo of this phone and Verizon speeds is difficult to beat right now

  • SGB101

    One X all the way….

    i am bias tho, as i got an X, its sooooooo fricken coooooooooooooollllll………………. my hand has frostbite

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  • JoJo

    8GB? qHD? How exactly does this phone distinguish itself from the pack?

    The original Incredible was a significant release. I think this phone will be labeled as “decent” and soon forgotten much like the Incredible 2 and the Rezound. Meanwhile reviews are gushing over the HTC One X. Why didn’t you pick that one up Verizon?

    Then maybe that $30 activation fee wouldn’t be such an insult. Hmmm, Naah, it’s still a humiliating kick in the crotch.

  • Jake Gall

    I’ll stick with my better Rezound. I think Verizon dropped the ball with this phone, imo the Rezound should have been named the incredible, it does look like it fits with that product line.

  • thekaz

    I have to agree with some of the others — with specs so close, I gotta go to carrier to make a decision, and I would stick with Verizon.. Then again, like someone else said, I’m not trading in my GNex for this…

    My wife, on the other hand, is due for an upgrade… 5 days after the $30 upgrade fee goes into effect!

  • Jeremy Shankman

    It looks like a rezound knockoff with watered down specs. Rezound had a 2 mp ffc and this only had vga? 1.2ghz as opposed to 1.5ghz?! It forsnt makr sense really unless the are pushing the dedicated imaging chip as the major selling point.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Keep in mind that the 1.2GHz chip is a S4 SoC compared to the S3 SoC on the Rezound. It may be clocked slower, but that is still more powerful and should give the phone significantly better battery life.

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    It’s disappointing how HTC’s “One” Series was supposed to be an offering of devices across a wide variety of carriers and reduce the amount of phones they release, yet it’s looking like there’s a bunch of carriers getting their own “exclusive” versions. We already have 5 HTC phones being released within a few months time! How many more will we see by next year?

  • Nathan D.

    I will be getting the HTC One S since I’m on t-mobile if I had to pick one of the variant of the devices.

  • tn38

    (presumable paired with HTC ImageSense and a dedicated image chip)

    Pretty sure ImageSense *is* the dedicated image chip

  • rauelius

    The ONE for me is the Euro One X. I love the Tegra3 (and it’s accompanying exclusive games) in my Prime and the One X Euro is basically a pocket-able Prime.

  • Lisa Schmidt

    I have the original Incredible. I really do like it, OTHER than the battery life. I almost got the Incredible 2, but havn’t pulled the trigger yet. I was so excited to hear there was going to be an “Incredible 3″. I’m extremely upset to see that it will only have a VGA ffc. I’m now depressed.

  • thekaz