HTC Droid Incredible 4G Benchmarks Offer Hardware Insight
Back near the start of February, we looked at an unknown HTC Android with a very Incredible-looking design; at the time, we wondered if the phone might arrive as the Droid Incredible 4G on Verizon. This month, the name showed-up in a leaked Verizon roadmap, claiming the phone will arrive on April 26. Beyond those stories of the handset’s release plans, we’ve heard a bit about its potential hardware. Supposedly, the Incredible 4G will have a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon, a gig of RAM, and feature an AMOLED display. That leaves the question of the screen’s resolution open, but a newly-found benchmark result hopes to possibly shed some light on that issue.
The phone in question is identified as model ADR6410LVW on Verizon, a number that’s been associated with the Incredible 4G since we knew it as the Fireball, running a 1.2GHz processor with a Qualcomm Adreno 225 GPU. That’s an interesting combination, since the 225 is featured in new S4 Krait Snapdragons (like on some HTC One-series phones), but we haven’t heard any confirmed reports of those being clocked any lower than 1.5GHz.
The one other bit of information disclosed by this benchmark is the phone’s display resolution, and it might not be great news. In a time when 720p screens are starting to become the standard, the Incredible 4G will apparently have to make-do with a qHD display. That’s hardly the end of the world, though, and is keeping in line with some other current HTC models; with any luck, the decision to go qHD will help keep prices down.