The Droid Incredible, one of the more popular Android devices on Verizon, is about to get an update. A leaked roadmap from March had already confirmed the Incredible 2's release in late April and some specifications snuck out earlier this month, but this latest glimpse of the upcoming phone gives us even more detail.
The Incredible 2 has a number of notable added features, including dual cameras (8 and 1.3MP) and DLNA connectivity (no mini-HDMI or MHL port). Unlike its predecessor, the device will be a world phone with both GSM and CDMA radios. It also loses the AMOLED screen of the previous model, opting instead for a larger 4-inch WVGA TFT display. Other internals include a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 768 MB of RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi b/g/n, and a 1450 mAh battery.
The one noteworthy feature it appears to lack is 4G. Since there has been no mention of the advanced connectivity radio in any of the leaks, it seems safe to assume the device does not have it. Although somewhat disappointing, the omission may be a symptom of the fact that the Incredible 2 is a world phone with a GSM radio. Another interesting bit of information is the possible mobile hotspot charge. Users have always been able to use their phones as hotspots for free by rooting, but those who prefer to keep their devices under warranty may now be able to get 20GB of tethering data for only $20. This would be great pricing, so hopefully this portion of the rumor is true.
Phones like the HTC Thunderbolt will likely draw users who want cutting-edge hardware on Verizon, but the Droid Incredible 2 should still be a solid upgrade to the original and a great choice for customers who want a world phone.[Android Central]