Verizon’s HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE might launch just after Independence Day in the U.S.
According to Droid Life, a leaked document from Verizon hints at a July 5 release date for the new Incredible phone. That means that the new smartphone could launch in time for Verizon’s new Share Everything plans, which launch later this week.
The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is very similar to the HTC One S, but with a number or changes. The phone has a similar 4-inch 960×540 display, 5MP camera, and Sense 4. Unfortunately, however, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE doesn’t have the same Image Sense chip and software as the One S so users don’t get the vastly improved camera app on the phone.
Verizon announced the Droid Incredible 4G LTE with a $199 price tag, though that seems too high at this point. The carrier might offer a $50 rebate on the phone, which will make it cheaper than the $199 Samsung Galaxy S III. Without the discount, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE really will be dead in the water. The phone likely can’t compete with the Galaxy S III, especially not if the two phones share a price.
The release date still isn’t set in stone, but it wouldn’t make much sense to push the phone back any longer. Verizon and HTC announced the phone about two months ago, which is a very long time to expect people to wait for a mid-range smartphone. The only reason we can see for a later release date now would be an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which Google will announce later this week.