This morning HTC and Verizon announced the Droid Incredible 2 (aka Incredible S) will be up for sale starting on April 28, this Thursday, for $200 with a 2-year contract. Internally the Droid Incredible 2 uses the same Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon SoC we've seen in other recent releases, including the HTC Thunderbolt. The 8655 combines a single Scorpion core running at 1GHz with an Adreno 205 GPU, all built on a 45nm process. The SoC has 768MB of LPDDR2 DRAM on-package.

 

The Incredible 2 is a world phone, hence the SIM slot underneath the 1450mAh battery:

We're working on our full review of the phone now but performance is pretty predictable given this isn't the first time we've seen a 1GHz Scorpion and an Adreno 205:

SunSpider Javascript Benchmark 0.9

GLBenchmark 2.0 - Egypt

Screen size has increased since the original Incredible, we're now up to 4-inches on the 480 x 800 Super LCD panel. Viewing angles are great as are peak brightness, black levels and contrast:

Display Brightness

Display Brightness

Display Contrast

Outdoor usability appears to be an issue despite the move away from AMOLED, the display is just very reflective.

The Droid Incredible 2 comes equipped with two cameras: 8MP rear facing and 1.3MP front facing. I've included a sample shot below:

We're running battery life tests now, expect to see our review next week!

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  • sigmatau - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    After using a friend's 4.3" Android phone, the iPhone's puny 3.5" screen feels so 2007. I hope a good Windows 7 phone comes out on AT&T with a large screen so I can finally dump my 3gs. Reply
  • steven75 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    The Atrix has a 4 in display at 960x540.
    The iPhone 4 has a 3.5 in display at 960x640.

    That's a much higher PPI for the iPhone. The question remains why isn't there even a single Android phone that competes in this one area? Seems odd considering the iPhone is almost a year old and new Android phones come out just about every week.
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  • duffman55 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    There are other equally, if not more important attributes to a display besides resolution. I'd rather screens got quicker response times, lower reflectivity, more natural colors, and deeper blacks before improving on the resolutions we see today.

    This is why I don't like the term "Retina Display", it only addresses one attribute.
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  • Davinchy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I see the year old iphone and year old ipad on the list of competitors. Can we see this years model on the list too or was there a problem getting the test results? Reply
  • Davinchy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    wow never mind. went and checked the scores and noticed that even the scores you have for the iphone 4 are with the older system version. Those numbers aren't even close to what the currently shipping iphone 4 gets with 4.3. I guess you just grabbed any random numbers you could find and threw them in that graphic.

    I hope for the actual review we get current numbers that are actually valid in todays market and not just this FUD.
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  • Hrel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Archos is releasing all new hardware this summer. PLEASE for the love of Tech get some reviews going on that stuff. I have a Gen 6 Archos 5 and I LOVE it. 200 bucks for a 4.8" screen with 16GB memory installed with a 32GB SD card in it? Can't beat that. Highly moddable with a massive community out there. Full Android support with some really nice Archos specific apps/features installed. The mp3 player for instance is AMAZING! Get on that! Reply
  • strikeback03 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Archos is actually making stuff that can be modified now? My Archos 5 IMT is famous for being locked Reply
  • phinn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Be fair Anandtech. The SunSpider scores on this Incredible 2 are excellent (some of the best i've seen) but at least test the iOS devices with 4.3.x. The new version of Safari has Nitro built-in and my 2 year old iPhone 3GS gets 5300ms, I would imagine the iPhone 4 and iPad is around 4,000ms.

    The benchmarks are better than I expected... Especially SunSpider, with the exception of 3D but I don't play games on my phone anyway (other than beating Final Fantasy 1 recently). Pretty sure this is my next phone, my 3GS is hitting 2 years old.
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