HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

As it was foretold, If you've been holding out for the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE on Verizon, this is the week, folks. It'll be available starting July 5 for $149.99 on contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

You'll no doubt remember this phone from our hands-on at CTIA in New Orleans, as well as our comparison to the HTC EVO 4G LTE, and it's important to remember that the D4GLTE, in additional to having a ridiculously long name, is not a member of the HTC One family. You'll find many of the same software improvements, including Beats audio and Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it's lacking the separate image processing of the HTC One line, and that's a big deal. But the Snapdragon S4 processor should still be snappy enough, and the shooter, despite not being HTC's best, is still 8 megapixels at f/2.2 with a 28 mm lens. So there's that.

DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC Available Beginning July 5 Exclusively On The Verizon Wireless Network

Power, Sophistication and Speed Come Together in the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by

HTC

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Announced earlier this year at the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 show, the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting July 5.  Customers who rely heavily on their mobile devices will find everything they need in the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.  Running the latest version of HTC Sense ® 4, HTC's branded user experience, integrated with Google's™ mobile operating system, Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, customers can take advantage of an enhanced mobile experience and enjoy the latest Android features, as well as the power of 4G LTE speeds.

Every aspiring shutterbug will have something to smile about when they experience the amazing 8-megapixel camera with quick activation from the home screen so customers never miss that perfect shot.  Additionally, HTC Video Pic™ allows customers to simultaneously shoot HD quality video and take pictures at the same time. Uploading photos or videos onto social networking sites or sharing through e-mail takes only seconds with 4G LTE speeds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 304 markets across the United States.  In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  When customers travel outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless' 3G network, where available, allowing customers to stay connected from coast to coast.

Lifestyle features:

Authentic Sound: Customers will benefit from Beats Audio™, an enhanced auto tuning technology that allows users to hear music the way the artist intended. Beats Audio is incorporated across the entire experience for richer, more authentic sound and whether watching a video or playing a game, customers are sure to be impressed with the sound quality.
Read Later: Active readers who are constantly on-the-go can use the Read Later feature to save online content, such as news articles and website pages, to view later, even when they are offline.
Android Beam™: Sharing YouTube videos, Google Maps locations and more with others is faster and easier than ever with Android Beam.  Android Beam is as simple as tapping two compatible phones together for users to instantly share information.

Additional features:

  • 4-inch super LCD qHD display
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Mobile Hotspot-capable to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card

Price and availability:

The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC will be available beginning July 5 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for 149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. 
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About HTC 

Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense ® , a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

 
There are 20 comments

Even though this phone isn't part of the One series, I will still happily buy it. It is still a big upgrade from my OG DInc, which I am still very happy with!

calvin35 says:

Don't be so sure about that.

If Verizon doesn't want to carry HTC products they should just say so. The abysmally high price point will guarantee a quick EOL. Then VZW will complain about lack of sales.

Rob White says:

Yeah that price is stupidly high. But I've come to expect that from Verizon.

gatorboi352 says:

I love my DINC2 and have never wished it did any more. This phone is definitely on my radar for being 4G and not having a screen bigger than 4 inches.

Can't wait for the inevitable Rezound vs DINC 4G LTE dogfight.

Yeah, it will be a good one. The DInc 4G LTE should win everything except for the screen.

Rob White says:

It won't be much of a dogfight unfortunately. Verizon abandoned the Rezound almost as soon as they launched. I'm happy I bought it none the less. But with the now obvious intention to promote this phone, & finally release ICS on the Rezound in the fall (my prediction at this point), the new Incredible will kill our Rezound in a head on match up (except for the screen).

I really am curious/envious of that S4 Processor. LOL

crazy_skier says:

$149 after a rebate? Come on it should be 49 or 99 tops after a rebate. I love my DINC2 but this phone won't be the replacement....

graymulligan says:

So only $149 after rebate, plus the 35 dollar "upgrade fee", and switching over to the shitty...er...okay, yeah, they're shitty new plan structure, you'll have this shiny new wonder in your pocket.

Sigh. I hate Verizon.

Loony2nz#AC says:

I'd get either this or the Rezound as a backup to my GNex. I know me and I will either lose my GNex or break it somehow. I have bad karma with phones :(

mkurz12 says:

Love HTC devices (not Sense) and love the 4" screen. After going from a DINC2 to Gnex, I miss the smaller device size as well as the feel of the HTC over Samsung. Aside from that it's got nothing for me.

Definitely keep my eye out for a decent price on a used one over the next couple months though. It would make a nice back up as long as it's solid.

calvin35 says:

Jerry, are you f*#!#! kidding! Why would you put HTC marketing propaganda in this article? " a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience"? This Site is officialy, for entertainment purposes only.

calvin35 says:

Disregard my above post. Apparently HTC has managed to get other sites to include their marketing spin in their articles as well and it is not specific to AC. How sad.

Yes, it's called a press release.

p.s. Welcome to Android Central (I say that because you must be new here if you haven't noticed that they always include the press release on ALL official announcements.)

Hand_O_Death says:

I hope your kidding, they always put the press release they received after there own article. Always.

Erievon says:

At this price point it's just not worth getting locked in for two years and forced to give up my unlimited data package. My dinc2 is getting a little long in the tooth, but I don't see this as a HUGE improvement. Maybe I'll watch for a used one of these in a few months. What I really want is a VZW variant of the One X. That I would use a upgrade on.

For most though SGIII is a far better deal for just a little more money. Personally I like the way HTC does their hardware more then how Samsung does theirs, but that's me.

jmarias says:

Does anyone know if we can preorder the Inc 4G today for a Thursday delivery?

ba_hamilton says:

This phone will be 49.99 in a couple of months, and cheaper on Wirefly. No rush to part with my Dinc2.