Verizon Samsung 4G Droid Stealth pre-orders start at Costco on March 24, launch may be on April 7
Remember the Samsung SCH-I510? Also known as Verizon’s Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone? Well, that was before it finally got an official name. This has been one of the weirder phone launches in recent US history, with the handset getting an official announcement (or at least an official mention) before it even had a name.
But it certainly has a name now. And it’s the Verizon Samsung 4G Droid Stealth, according to Costco. We’ve heard it mentioned as the Samsung Stealth before, yet it makes sense that this would be a Droid device. And the 4G is obviously there for a reason – this is an LTE-capable smartphone, after all, just like the HTC ThunderBolt.
Now a leaked internal document shows us that Costco will start taking pre-orders for the Droid Stealth on March 24, and the tentative release date as of now is April 7. Of course, that may change (let’s just remember how many times it did for the ThunderBolt), but it gives us an idea of the time frame for the Stealth’s release nevertheless.
While spec-wise the Droid Stealth will really be nothing spectacular, at least compared to some of its rivals both on Verizon and other carriers, it will be yet another 4G LTE-enabled smartphone. So if you’d like your phone to be able to connect to Verizon’s super high-speed network, that’s really good news.
The Droid Stealth will have a 4.3-inch AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, mobile hotspot support, 828 MB internal storage expandable via microSD card slot, HDMI out, and a 1500 mAh battery. The Samsung 4G Droid Stealth will run Android 2.2 Froyo at launch, with an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread promised for later.
Via Android Central