Samsung Stratosphere SCH-i405

The Verizon Android leak train continues today with the Samsung Stratosphere, a QWERTY-equipped 4G LTE handset that looks an awful lot like Sprint's Epic 4G. The device has shown up as the SCH-i405 a a couple of times in the past, but today a pair of press shots of the device have been handed to the folks at Pocketnow, giving us a clear look at Verizon's upcoming slider. Rumored to be arriving alongside the Motorola DROID Bionic on September 8th, the Stratosphere is said to feature an 800x480 display, single-core 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel shooter around front, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 2.3.4.

In the past there was some confusion about whether the Samsung Stratosphere was this SCH-i405 device or Verizon's version of the Galaxy S II. Now that we know that Big Red won't be getting its own GSII, though, it seems like a pretty safe bet that this QWERTY slider will be dubbed Stratosphere when it lands. So now that we've finally gotten a good, hard look at the SCH-i405, are any of you QWERTY addicts out there thinking about snagging a Stratosphere?

Via Pocketnow

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Kenneth L. Jackson
Kenneth L. Jackson Yep. The HTC Vigor (coming out next month), which will be my next phone.
Felix Weber
Felix Weber VERY interested in the Stratosphere. I'm not bothered by the fact there's no Dual Core.. But LTE? I'm very enticed by that. The fact it's a slider, especially based on the Epic 4G? >:O SOLD.
Darrow Fields Jr.
Darrow Fields Jr. Bests service period....Love my Thunderbolt.
Patrick Purviance
Patrick Purviance Nope, cuz they're Verizon phones.
Mauka Side
Mauka Side I have the Charge but it is not as fast as I thought it would be. I lose the 4G lte connection and the phone freezes up. While texting either the cursor goes off on it's own or the texting app closes ad goes nack to the home page. I'm gonna give the Bionic a try and get rid of this Samsyng Charge.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline It's not extra of you already have unlimited data.
Edwin Brian Davis
Edwin Brian Davis I'd love to get Verizon I guess, but I just can't afford it. The extra $40 a month is NOT worth the coverage.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline It won't be better.
Karin Kroll Ross
Karin Kroll Ross Waiting for 2nd generation when battery life is better!
William Smith
William Smith First the EVO/ thunderbolt now epic 4g/ Wat ever use last year hardware and charge higher prices thanks Verizon !
Jeff Ritter
Jeff Ritter No I use AT&T and their LTE is crap to me. The standard 3G on AT&T with an iPhone 4 pulls in fast data. Who needs a fat phone with a service that doesn't work everywhere every time and probably sucks the battery power down too fast.
Trever Pitts
Trever Pitts All I want is the blackberry bold 9930
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Sprint sucks and they aren't getting the iphone.
Nicole Gunter
Nicole Gunter Well my Verizon iPhone that I just hot has made me a new proud verizon customer and I got a mifI 4g lTE mobile hotspur which is good
Michael Chapman
Michael Chapman I am saving too much money with Sprint
Brandon Worley
Brandon Worley All of them... my tbolt has ZERO battery issues those that do need to learn how to set their device up properly. I may or may not have played w the new 4g launching later this week & it may or may not be a beast...
Shawn Smallwood
Shawn Smallwood no verizon is to rich for my blood
Jordan Mosley
Jordan Mosley Not really, but I got one just to keep unlimited data (of course I got it before they said we could upgrade to 4g and keep unlimited -_-)
Dina Locklear Ball
Dina Locklear Ball Waiting on Droid Prime from Samsung!
Erman Guido
Erman Guido They have better 3G phones than 4G
Alexis Lara
Alexis Lara Maybe droid charge.
Kenneth Costello
Kenneth Costello Since I am sprint, I just got the photon which is the bionic equivalent.
Tim Miyashiro
Tim Miyashiro None, because I don't have Verizon.
George Mellen
George Mellen My Thunderbolt is crying for his Gingerbread!!!
Tom Shock
Tom Shock Ask that question when the Vigor comes out.. Then I will answer.
Timothy Parry Jr.
Timothy Parry Jr. Posting this from the lg revolution love the network speeds. Get about 22 down and 4 up. Tell me an iphone can currently do that.
Jd Davis
Jd Davis Bionic all the way. Can't wait for Thursday!
Tamaris Jones
Tamaris Jones Nope note til they have LTE window 7 phones
Bobby Ward
Bobby Ward Htc vigor is looking really nice right now and well probably replace my thunderbolt if all the specs hold up
Jason Young
Jason Young No. Sprint has the best 4G phones. Sprint is also getting the iPhone 5 in Octobeer with 4G. the other carriers can suck on a lemon.
Kristen Manego
Kristen Manego Bionic!
Eric Ver Linden
Eric Ver Linden If your waiting for a 4G iPhone then you'll be waiting awhile, since the new iPhone will only be 3G.
Eric Ver Linden
Eric Ver Linden Verizon sucks and is overpriced so no.
David Hilgendorf
David Hilgendorf DROID BIONIC!!!
Joshua Nathaniel Mackall
Joshua Nathaniel Mackall I have the thunderbolt and not thrilled, wish I could've gotten the incred2 or the Droid x2, no 4G in my area
Scott Bitters
Scott Bitters Well maybe the Droid Prime if it's 4g
Scott Bitters
Scott Bitters No I don't have 4g in my area yet.
Champai Am
Champai Am No. I like my iPhone 4 and Mifi 4G together.
Kevin Schomer
Kevin Schomer We will see what the bionic is like. No 4g in my area, but if I'm going to be stuck with a phone for two years, I'm upgrading to one with 4g capabilities.
Markus Fiveoonedon Vasquez
Markus Fiveoonedon Vasquez Bionic
Jean Maxime Pierre
Jean Maxime Pierre Nope
Greg Phifer
Greg Phifer Droid charge and the bionic
Matthew Dyer
Matthew Dyer I can't get coverage with AT&T when I'm in VA I just wish my contract ended already!!! :(
Mustafa Sidiqee
Mustafa Sidiqee No,they are just trying to over price last years technology with battery guzzling 4G
Jason Vanderhyde
Jason Vanderhyde Not til its better rolled out and chip gets smaller and plays better with battery... Oh and I'm AT&T all the way ;-)
Darryl Mouzone
Darryl Mouzone No. Until 4G LTE is available in my area, its not worth it.
Christian Sanchez
Christian Sanchez Not yet... Once 'Big Red' actually makes an attempt to get some LTE in my area, then we shall see.
Zmijewski Ginny
Zmijewski Ginny DROID Samsung Charge. I got it after many problems with DroidX and love it! So far. ;)
Joshua Sanchez
Joshua Sanchez Nope not yet
Andrew Hackett
Andrew Hackett no 4g lte :( att:)
Kong Yang
Kong Yang All of them. Can't decide!
Dana Tyler
Dana Tyler DROID bionic
Anthony Douglas
Anthony Douglas Look at the line of devices that other carriers have.....then take a look at Verizon's......nuff said
Chad Richter
Chad Richter You must be poor then, tito.
Tito H Dominguez
Tito H Dominguez I have never been attracted to Verizon... IDK... it's either sprint or t-mobile for me... t-mobile has always had a better selection on devices..
Luis Cortes
Luis Cortes Moto Droid Bionic!
Jacob Bessey
Jacob Bessey Nope
Ruben Perez
Ruben Perez HTC Vigor or the galaxy note if it has LTE
Daniel Lujan
Daniel Lujan If there was LTE in my area then yeah.
Dan Drzewicki
Dan Drzewicki Seriously just switch to Sprint
Tim Killian
Tim Killian Bionic!
Jaime Andrade
Jaime Andrade Samsung droid
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez No
Jordan Acosta
Jordan Acosta Sprint have better phones....
Chris Bellah
Chris Bellah Sprint > Verizon
Derek Blaney
Derek Blaney Waiting on the DROID prime preloaded with icecream sandwich in october.
Ben Broyles
Ben Broyles I'm rocking the kin 2. Suck it android and 4g!!!!!!
Javier Martinez
Javier Martinez no plans are to high$$$$$$$
Jonathan Jones
Jonathan Jones Cant wait to see the Bionic
Eric Kroh
Eric Kroh 1 more year=upgrade
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama No no no no no.
Gary Brown
Gary Brown The bionic does.
Chad Richter
Chad Richter If only the droid 3 was 4g...
Kyle James Sherman
Kyle James Sherman No. When does the Windows Phone Mango update come out?
Vicki Figueroa
Vicki Figueroa Recently got 4G in my area, so add that plus dual core on the Bionic & thats the phone for me! Just 2 more days & its mine :D
Steven Quintal
Steven Quintal Droid bionic does! :)
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez None.....
Clifton Foster
Clifton Foster Nope!!!
Richie Barrett Jr
Richie Barrett Jr Motorola droid bionic almost same as photon 4g but better than photon cause 4g faster than sprint hey sprint u too slow on 4g u wasting my $$$on 4g
Byktor Urvaes
Byktor Urvaes Maybe the droid bionic
Jason L Naylor
Jason L Naylor Sprints got the best phones!!!!!!
Jeremy Gross
Jeremy Gross i want to move up to a 4g phone i still have a messaging phone and it sucks i am waiting for a phone that i really like proboly droid prime if its true my phone is about to crash and explode
Anonymous NO
Robert Sabado
Robert Sabado Waiting for the 4G iPhone!
Steven Morris
Steven Morris waiting for the Droid Prime or the Iphone 5
Dre Day
Dre Day Motorola Droid Bionic.
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley There's no verizon in my country.
Rani Hinnawi
Rani Hinnawi Nope.
Ryan Mueller
Ryan Mueller No
Tony Drake
Tony Drake Yes phone dog I currently am on the tbolt and loving it minus the battery life. I will always use HTC for the sense interface. I watched your video before making my decision between the charge and the tbolt. The only thing I don't like is that they put the charger port on the wrong side
Isaiah Rodriguez
Isaiah Rodriguez At&t is better just saying...
Ivan Sencillo
Ivan Sencillo Hell NO!!!
Rebecca Raven
Rebecca Raven Nothing on Verizon is very appealing to me.
Dylan Vu Nguyen
Dylan Vu Nguyen definitely the Droid Bionic, too bad it didn't come out in time for me to buy it.. So far the Droid Charge has been okay, but its had a lot of issues
Tim Merrifield
Tim Merrifield Thunderbolt
Jesus Irene
Jesus Irene As of now, no. Ill wait and see for the bionic
Joel Rivera
Joel Rivera Droid Charge? Hell yes.
Michael Molyneux
Michael Molyneux What's 4G
Steve Moore
Steve Moore Nope! Battery life sucks on them all!
Luis Reich
Luis Reich Nope. I will keep tbolt until nexus prime
Dylan Velasco
Dylan Velasco Just the beasty thunderbolt
Andrew Welker
Andrew Welker I've got the Droid Charge and like it quite a bit. Still anxious to get a look at the Droid Prime.

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