Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III has been officially announced for all the big carriers in the US, Verizon included, the big question is – what other smartphones does Samsung have in the pipeline for Big Red?
Well, one of those is almost certainly the device codenamed Jasper, which bears the model number SCH-i200. This handset was first leaked in April, when it got Bluetooth certified but was also spotted by PocketNow in a benchmark.
A couple of months have passed, and the Jasper has also visited the FCC for a short while, getting the necessary approvals from there too, while revealing that it’s got 4G LTE support.
The i200′s FCC trip means that its release is getting closer and closer. And it also means that we should expect a lot more leaks about it in the near future.
What we know about the Samsung Jasper so far is that it has a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, so it’s definitely going to have the innards to match today’s top contenders in the Android smartphone space. The screen resolution will be just 480×800 though, so no HD here. Although we have no information on that yet, this could of course mean that the Jasper will come with a smaller screen than today’s flagships, perhaps appealing to those consumers for whom a 4.8-inch touchscreen is just too much.
The SCH-i200 will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And that sounds very good today, yet it’s almost certain that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will get announced (and maybe even released) before this device hits the streets, so buying it will basically ensure a waiting period until you’ll be able to run the latest version of the operating system.
Keep that in mind, and we’ll let you know the instant we find out more about this phone.
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