Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon shown off in new press image leakAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
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?