Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen and heard about Verizon’s Samsung Stratosphere quite a few times. The Stratosphere is going to be an Android-powered smartphone with a physical side-sliding QWERTY keyboard. There have been a few rumors out about its specs, but until today there was no conclusive leak regarding the innards of the device.
So here we have a full spec list for the Stratosphere, leaked to Droid Life. We also get a neat comparison sheet which tells us how the Stratosphere’s specs fare against other phones.
The Samsung Stratosphere will have 4G LTE support, a 1 GHz single-core processor, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 480p video capture, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage and a 4 GB microSD card preinstalled, and a 4-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreen.
So the Stratosphere is basically a close relative of Sprint’s Epoc 4G of yesteryear. It’s nice to see Verizon get into the physical QWERTY game with its Android smartphones lately, after having largely ignored the segment of the population who needs a keyboard so far.
The Stratosphere will be a midrange device, even Big Red itself acknowledges that, so the pricing should be in tune with that positioning. As for a release date, last we’ve heard it was supposed to be October 6. But stay tuned and we’ll let you know for sure.
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