The HTC Droid Incredible 4G is pretty much a done deal at this point; all we really want to know is when Verizon will release it and for how much. But there’s at least one surprise left for the mid-range LTE phone, and Reddit user Krimit04 found it when talking to a surreptitious Verizon rep. When he popped off the battery cover, he spotted the unmistakable electrical ribbons coming out of an NFC chip. Just don’t expect Google Wallet to come pre-loaded on the Verizon device.

He then tested out Ice Cream Sandwich’s Android Beam feature, and found that it works without a hitch. Other details noted by the Verizon representative were a QHD screen and an available extended battery, which will launch with the DROID Incredible 4G. The HTC MediaLink was also on display, with a rough release date of “May” – that could mean we’ll see the latest Incredible next month.

The DROID Incredible 4G is shaping up to be a modified version of the HTC One S, with (from what we can tell) a similar Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.0-inch screen, and Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0. Some of the changes include a plastic body with a removable battery, a smaller 8GB capacity plus an empty SD card slot, and of course access to Verizon’s LTE network. These changes have made the design considerably chunkier than the One S at 11.6 millimeters.

[via Phandroid]

  • Captain_Doug

    Doesn’t it have a 4″ screen? And do we not know the standard battery capacity?

    • demarcmj

      Yes it does, and yes we do.

  • Sense

    It’s already outdated before its even released good job. It’s a rezound but with ics and sense 4.0. I want an HTC one s or one x period. Verizon shouldn’t be releasing any other HTC phone.

    • demarcmj

      It is a One S, just with a smaller screen, a removable battery, a microSD slot, and NFC

      (and FYI, there are a lot more differences between this and the Rezound than the operating system)

  • demarcmj
  • unlimit_yourself

    stop comparing it to the Rezound…seriously.

    Its got more than ICS 4.0, qHD display and 4g….its on the newest chipsets.. S4. 
    It’ll blow the Rezound’s crappy battery life and overheating problems out of the water….OUT of THE BOX.
    It beats the HTC S in removable battery, sd slot and 4g LTE. 

    Go ahead…buy an HTC S/X and be stuck with permanent memory limit storage and crappy 4G…your money, spend it on limited usability.