Unknown HTC smartphone packing LTE and Ice Cream Sandwich emerges in leak

Htc-ice-cream-sandwichTwo of HTC's upcoming smartphones for this year, the Ville and Edge, have already been revealed in leaks. They would already make a pretty impressive lineup by themselves, at least if they were on multiple carriers. However, despite their resolution to focus on better quality with less hardware, HTC has managed to add at least one more new device to their plans.

What you see in the image to the left is the latest leaked HTC smartphone, which looks something like the Droid Incredible with thanks to a topographical battery cover. Its specs, however, are more in line with the HTC Ville. According to the leak, it brings to the table a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear and VGA front cameras, and an AMOLED display

Both the resolution and size of the display are unknown, but it appears to be at least a 4.3-inch panel, and I would hope that HTC includes at least a qHD resolution. 720p would obviously be preferred, but that would make this device very similar to the Rezound.

On the software side, this device is running HTC's custom Sense 4.0 UI on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As usual, Sense doesn't look particularly bad, but stock Ice Cream Sandwich would almost certainly have been better.

The source of the photos has supposedly confirmed that the device is headed to Verizon's 4G network, which would make its status as the Droid Incredible 3 even more likely. While it would have been nice to see a quad-core processor, if the unnamed device/Incredible 3 does end up with a 720p display, it could make a nice alternative to the Spectrum.

[phoneArena]
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