Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II officially introduced for Verizon, price set at $129.99Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
A little over a year after the launch of its successor, the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II has been made officially official today by Verizon. Like the Stratosphere before it, the new Galaxy Stratosphere II touts a landscape-sliding keyboard, which should please any QWERTY addicts on Verizon that've been longing for a new device. Also included on the Stratosphere II is a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, NFC, 4G LTE connectivity and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II will be priced at $129.99 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate, but Verizon isn't quite ready to divulge an exact launch date. The big red carrier does say that the Galaxy Stratosphere II will be launching both in stores and online "in the coming weeks," though, so any Verizon subscribers longing for a new set of keys to place under their thumbs likely won't have long to wait before they can snap one of these things up. We'll give you a shout once we get more details on the Stratosphere II's release. In the mean time, get those thumbs ready.
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II Coming Soon to Verizon Wireless
The latest Android smartphone from Samsung.
November 12, 2012
by Albert Aydin
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.0, aims to balance business and a rich multimedia experience.
The Stratosphere II offers a number of entertainment features. Users can rent or purchase movies from the Samsung Media Hub that they then can watch right on the Stratosphere II’s 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display for high quality video entertainment. S Beam uses near-field communications (NFC) to easily share photos and videos with other compatible devices.
On the business side, the smartphone is Global Ready with the ability to call and email from over 200 countries, has built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity when on the road, and supports multi-vendor Mobile Device Management (MDM). With numerous security features like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and on-device AES 256-bit encryption, the Stratosphere II aims to protect personal and professional information.
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores in the coming weeks for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.