Since many weeks, we’ve been seen the leaked images, leaked specs of the Android OS powered Samsung Stratosphere handset. These leaks have confirmed its presence in Verizon’s database, but they didn’t really give us any new information on the launch date and the price info. Finally, we are officially hearing about the Stratosphere handset from the carrier itself. Verizon has announced that the Samsung Stratosphere handset will will become available in Verizon retail stores beginning October 13th for just $149.99 on a new two-year contract agreement after $50 mail-in-rebate. Note that this is the first LTE capable QWERTY Android phone from Verizon.
Powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor, Samsung Stratosphere has got a 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA display, five-row QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel main camera with autofocus & LED flash to record 480p HD videos, 1.3-megapixel front-facer to make video calls. The Stratosphere has 4GB of internal flash, augmented by a 4GB microSD card with support for memory expansion up to 32GB, 5 to 12 Mbps download speeds & upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0, Samsung Media Hub, AllShare, Android Market and much more. Stratosphere shipping with the 2.3 build of Android Gingerbread.
While you wait for the Stratosphere to hit the markets, feel free to check out its comparison with other LTE phones, which leaked previously.
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