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.
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.