If you were looking for an inexpensive 4G LTE device from Verizon, equipped with a full slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard, the upcoming and unannounced Samsung Stratosphere handset will likely be one of your best options. The folks over DroidLife have got their hands on a couple of specs sheets comparing the device comparing the device against the other 4G LTE handsets in the form of the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution. There is also another handy comparison chart for Stratosphere handset comparing with other QWERTY sliding Android device of other manufacturers and carriers. While we don’t have pricing, but the handset’s specs are leading us to believe that it’s Verizon’s another affordable LTE handset along with the recently launched Pantech Breakout. Moreover, Verizon has mentioned the handset as “Appeals to anyone looking for a mid-tier option at an affordable price with fast web browsing and messaging capabilities”.
Samsung Stratosphere Features:
# Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top of it..
# 4-inch display (480 X 800).
# 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB RAM.
# 5MP rear camera with LED flash, Autofocus.
# 1.3MP front webcam to make video calls.
# 4GB eMMC, 4GB microSD card inserted with memory expansion support up to 32GB.
# 4G LTE speeds – 5 to 12 Mbps d/l speeds, 2 to 5 Mbps u/l speeds.
# 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot up to 8 devices.
As the Samsung Stratosphere handset is a mid-tier LTE smartphone, Verizon might be asking the buyers to pay $149.99 (or else it could be $99) on a two-year contract with the carrier.
Source: Droid Life