Have you been holding off on a Galaxy Nexus purchase because you can’t handle the responsibility of 32GB of storage? Reaching the end of your two-year contract on the original HTC DROID Incredible? Then we’ve got good news for you: according to leaked documents found by Droid-Life, a new version of the Incredible going by either the “Incredible 3”, “Incredible 4G” or (sigh) “Incredible 3 4G” will be released on April 26th. A 16GB Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be out on April the 5th.
The newest DROID Incredible would obviously include access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and may in fact be the device we saw about a month ago. If that’s the case, it’ll include HTC’s Sense 4.0 running over Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor and a screen somewhere in the 4.0-4.3 inch range. There’s no definitive evidence that this is the case – it could just be the DROID Incredible 2 with a new radio. But we’re pretty sure the mystery phone is the one in the leaked documents.
A Galaxy Nexus with half the storage capacity would certainly be priced lower than the currently $300 model, probably at $199, mirroring the cheaper Motorola DROID RAZR that comes without a MicroSD card. This cheaper model may or may not come in white, as had been previously rumored. Keep in mind that the Galaxy Nexus has no MicroSD card slot – if you go for the cheaper model with less storage, it’s all you’re going to get. Verizon has a bad habit of changing its release plans at the last minute: while we’d love to see both of these next month, nothing’s set in stone.
If the battery life on the next version of the Incredible (whatever the name is), I might have to put up my Nexus for sale. I’m tired of worrying about being away from an outlet. This Nexus is like a Ferrari with a 1gal tank. Fast and beautiful, but can’t go very far.