The Samsung Stratosphere comes to us as no surprise today. We've seen countless leaks of this mid-range QWERTY slider in the past. Spotted on some Verizon roadmaps, cleared the FCC last month, and full press shots have leaked a few times too. Verizon's 4G LTE device range is about to get one more added soon, that being the Samsung Stratosphere.
While pricing and details have not been released, we now know the Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE QWERTY Slider will hit Verizon Wireless on October 13th and should make for another great mid-range LTE option just like the Pantech Breakout we recently reviewed.
For those unfamiliar, the Stratosphere is basically a last generation Samsung Galaxy S (not a II). It features a 4.0" AMOLED Display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1.0 Ghz single-core Samsung processor, 5 MP camera on the rear and the usual specs we've come to know from the Galaxy S line. The Stratosphere is basically the Samsung DROID Charge with a smaller display and a hardware keyboard, that should sum it up quite nicely.
The Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE smartphone is no DROID Bionic, or the upcoming Nexus Prime, but it will be an awesome low priced mid-range smartphone for those wanting to jump into the LTE market. Stay tuned for official pricing and more.