Snapdragon Blog

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Lands on Verizon

Jul 25, 2012

Qualcomm products mentioned within this post are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.


Verizon users who felt a little left out after HTC launched a One Series on every carrier except their own can now rest easy. The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE may go by a different name than its siblings, but everything under the hood says it’s as powerful and feature-packed.

As with the HTC One™ S, One X (AT&T), and EVO™ 4G LTE, the part responsible for generating all this buzz around the Droid Incredible is the Snapdragon™ S4 processor. In terms of design, the Droid Incredible 4G is very similar to the HTC One S on T-Mobile. It’s got a 4-inch screen with a qHD resolution (540-by-960), an 8 Megapixel rear-facing camera, and Beats Audio™ for a complete multimedia experience.

In addition to its 8GB of internal storage, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE has a built in MicroSD slot that can add an additional 32GB worth of storage, a feature that makes it stand out from the One pack. LTE integration is yet another desirable feature that many Verizon users have been anxiously waiting for. What makes the Snapdragon S4 special is that the LTE modem is integrated into the same chip as the other core components (CPU, GPU, etc). Fewer chips in your phone mean better power efficiency and longer battery life. If the current HTC One X and One S are any indication, the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE will easily go the distance with its battery.

Performance expectations will also be high given what the HTC One phones have done from a benchmarking standpoint. You should expect no less from the Droid Incredible 4G, as it’s bound to handle any task with ease.

The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is currently available at Verizon stores and online and will cost $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract and data plan.

Francisco Cheng

Director, Technical Marketing

More articles from this author

About this author

Related News


Snapdragon Wear 2100 powers high-end fashion smartwatches at Baselworld

Silicon Valley met Switzerland at this year’s Baselworld, the world’s premier event for the watch and jewelry industry, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. Several impressive smartwatches made their debut, all touting the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Platform and all powered by Android Wear 2.0. With this reliable platform and OS developed specifically for wearables, it’s no wonder high-end brands are looking beyond basic wearable functions, and combining style with technology to develop chic smartwatches fit for any lifestyle.

The superior SoC for smartwatches, Snapdragon Wear 2100, is an integrated, ultra-low power sensor hub. It’s 30 percent smaller than previous-generation wearable SoCs, allowing OEMs the freedom to develop thinner, sleeker product designs. And because it uses 25 percent less power than its older sibling (the Snapdragon 400), watchmakers can offer even more features and better designs.

The Snapdragon Wear 2100 comes in both tethered (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi) and connected (3G and 4G LTE) versions. The latter allows wearers to do more with their wearables, from streaming music to sending messages to calling a cab, in tandem with — or even without — having to bring their smartphones along.

Each of the touchscreen smartwatches included in this roundup run Android Wear 2.0, Google’s latest wearable operating system, and can pair with both iOS and Android phones. With Android Wear 2.0, users can personalize their watch faces with chronometer-style complications and create shortcuts to their favorite applications. In addition to the pre-installed Google Fit and calendar apps, more apps can be downloaded directly through the on-watch Google Play store, so wearers can customize their device to their lifestyle.

Android Wear 2.0 brings the Google Assistant to your wrist. Find answers and get things done even when your hands are full. Reply to a friend, set a reminder, or ask for directions. Just hold the power button or say “OK Google”.

Check out the some of Snapdragon Wear powered smartwatches that made a splash at this year’s Baselworld:

Apr 18, 2017

Qualcomm builds momentum in China with Oppo licensing agreement

When it comes to how we connect, Qualcomm is committed to bringing the future forward faster, particularly through wireless connectivity. On the heels of recent agreements with Chinese electronic giants like Lenovo, Xiaomi and Haier, we are pleased to have reached a new patent licensing agreement with Oppo.

The agreement enables Oppo to develop and manufacture mobile devices with 3G and 4G LTE capabilities in China. Currently, more than 100 Chinese companies have signed license agreements with Qualcomm that are consistent with terms of the rectification plan submitted by Qualcomm to, and accepted by the NDRC.

The new agreement provides another step forward for Qualcomm to expand its licensing business in China—and to continue developing the connectivity fabric of everything on a global scale.

“Qualcomm is very pleased to sign a license agreement with OPPO,” said Alex Rogers, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Technology Licensing. “As an R&D engine for the industry, we are excited to see companies such as OPPO build on our patented technologies to drive further development and innovation and create compelling products."

According to IDC (July 2016), Oppo is the 2nd largest manufacturer of mobile electronic devices in China for the first half of 2016 and a top-10 global electronics player.

Aug 1, 2016