Verizon decided to finally unveil the Samsung Stratosphere II that has been leaking since August. This is obviously the successor to the original Stratosphere that was launched in October last year. The phone has also picked up the Galaxy brand in the meantime, and the sequel is now officially called Galaxy Stratosphere II.
It comes with a side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard, which will undoubtedly be its main selling point. It also has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen (resolution isn’t mentioned, but it’s probably 480×800), 4G LTE support, and NFC. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Previously leaked specs also mention an 8 MP rear camera, and a 1.9 MP front-facing camera, but Verizon hasn’t confirmed either just yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II will cost $129.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate), with a new two-year customer agreement of course. It will become available “in the coming weeks” – sadly nothing more specific at this point.
Since QWERTY sliders seem to be a dying breed for some reason, the Stratosphere II should do pretty well in terms of sales – in part because those who like this form factor don’t have a lot to choose from.
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