Verizon’s been the odd man out of HTC’s One family showing here in the US. While AT&T, The Now Network and T-Mobile have thier fun with the One X and One S respectively, Verizon is left to cradle its exclusive Gingerbread powered Rezound, now in severely reduced circumstances. But that may not be the case for long: we’ve heard tell of the HTC Fireball, now thought to be a codename for the (DROID?) Incredible 4G, an update to the DROID Incredible 2. Pocketnow got a look at a leaked render of the device and… well, it looks a lot like the HTC One S.

Stare at its blank beauty! Note the Verizon Red accents on the speaker grille! Marvel at three Ice Cream Sandwich-style capacitive navigation buttons! Hooray! Previously we saw the Incredible 4G/Fireball with a white plastic back. The render shows a decidedly black phone (though there’s no way to tell what materials are in play), so either there’s a major redesign at hand or the phone will be available in multiple colors. The previous leak did show some styling that echoes the non-symmetrical back of the Incredible family.

Leaked specs include a a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor (probably a Snapdragon S3, a step down from the One series’ S4) and a QHD display of unknown size and panel type, but I’m going to guess either 4.0 or 4.3 inches. When compared to the One S and modified to fit the same screen, the buttons line up at the same size ,but further down the body, implying considerably larger phone if the screens are the same. Naturally the phone will have a 4G LTE radio (which might account for a larger size), and given HTC’s latest offerings and the design of the phone, Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0 seem like no brainers. There’s no official price or launch date, naturally, but since it’s going on six months since the Rezound was released, “soon” would seem like an obvious choice.

Update: Android Police found some blurry shots of what looks like final hardware. IN context, the phone looks a lot like a blending of the Rezound and the Incredible 2. Also: the DROID branding seems to have been nixed.

  • NightxFall

    What are you talking about? This phone will almost definitely have the S4. It’s even been benchmarked already.

    • I agree. I don’t see the point if this comes out with the described specs. Verizon will have Rezound for $50 and Dinc4g for ??? Hardly seems like they should be on the same service. I guess maybe they just wanted to correct the Rezounds pink buttons?

  • Guest

    Tiny 4.0″ screen?  No thanks.

  • Guest

    > and T-Mobile have thier fun

    Are you guys EVER going to invest in a spell-checker?

  • demarcmj

    Whoever wrote this hasn’t been following the rumors at all… no way this has an S3. S4 is all but certain at this point.

    And while we’re at it, what is it about the screenshots that makes the author think “the DROID branding seems to have been nixed” ??? It’s not as if “DROID” was ever printed on the incredibles. I’m not sure what he expects to see when looking at the devices.

  • Mattj85

    Now y would you buy that when the rezound is 50.your stupid if u wait for that.I got ics and sense 3.6 for mine without root. and free ibeats. and a 1.5 dual core s3. Wow s4 a tad faster but every thing else is identicle. screen

  • MannyG

    There’s no sense in getting this phone if these specs are correct. The Rezound has a 1.5 dual core processor. What’s the point in making a newer phone with a 1.2Ghz processor? That’s the same as the Droid Razr, only difference is platform change to Ice Cream Sandwich. Disappointing :/ too bad Verizon didn’t get the One X, that phone is an effing beast!
    Oh well, let’s see what Verizon comes up with next!

  • Mattj85

    so much for quad core this quarter. for anybody.ya the 1.2s are running as fast as the 1.5 but less power. sense 4 is a nice upgrade from 3.6 but nothing a rom can’t fix. HTC unlocking all phones at madness HTC is on its way to the top..time for mad dev support. all ready an official ics update no root needed at android police. runs nice and smooth. battery. cpu. browser got turbo charged. a couple minor bugs but nothing any Joe smo would notice

  • drt054

    Good it is called the Incredible 4G rather than Rezound 2 or One series.  The Rezound has a 1.5 Dual Core Snapdragon 3 but the Incredible 4G is scaled down to 1.2ghz?  I will see it when I believe it but Verizon definitely deserves a HTC One X to add to its lineup.