Leak reveals Samsung's first Android slider for Verizon

Leak reveals Samsung's first Android slider for Verizon
PocketNow obtained a couple of leaked photographs of a Samsung device that is apparently the SCH-i405. For the Korean based manufacturer, it will be its first Android flavored device with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard for Verizon, and has a resemblance to the Samsung Epic 4G that currently resides at Sprint.

The SCH-i405 model number puts the handset right after the Samsung Continuum which means that the specs, when released, probably won't blow your mind. The phone did receive Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certification but has yet to meet the august members of the FCC. That gives us about 6-8 weeks before a possible launch on Verizon. Of course, most of the carrier's customers have their heart and mind set on a different Samsung model, the Galaxy S II, so don't be too surprised if no one is jumping up and down about this leak.

source: PocketNow via UnwiredView

The Samsung SCH-i405 is the manufacturer's first Android model for Verizon with a side-sliding QWERTY
The Samsung SCH-i405 is the manufacturer's first Android model for Verizon with a side-sliding QWERTY

The Samsung SCH-i405 is the manufacturer's first Android model for Verizon with a side-sliding QWERTY


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18 Comments

1. dudemanrod

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

release the droid 3 already...

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

maybe it'll be a low-end LTE offering. o:

3. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

could be. wouldnt surprise me one bit.. the million dollar question is when can we finally get out and buy it.. seems like they take forever to release anything.

16. PhoneFanatic92

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 31, 2011

Because economy and market.why put out new phones when some people do not have the money.

4. coasterfanryan

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 05, 2008

From this side it lookes like the Epic 4G!

5. optimistic unregistered

i hope its the samsung galaxy s ii version for verizon... if so im definately getting it.... lol

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Or maybe this is Verizon's version of the GS2, but just with a look of the Epic. If it isn't, then it would be Verizons version of the Epic but will have LTE instead of WiMax.

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I wouldn't be surprised if all the carriers released the SGS2 very much unchanged from the GSM unlocked version.

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

ohey! you're a sharp guy Rory! o: that's what i'm thinking. i wouldn't have it any other way, the Galaxy S II's design is one of it's selling points with me.

9. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Other then the middle home button the phone is pretty much flawless and even if they kept it I wouldn't complain. Its razor thin, has a nice back cover. Its super amoled plus with a large screen. Its the fastest smoothest device I have ever seen. Nothing comes close.

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah, i'm totally with you about the home button, just give me some well lit capacitive buttons with good haptic feedback and i'll be completely happy with it. btw i used a Galaxy Tab 10.1 today, doesn't feel nearly as bad as i thought it would being made out of plastic as opposed to the XOOM (which was right next to it so of course a proper comparison was made) and in fact i can't believe i'm saying this but the Samsung felt better in more important ways than the Motorola. o:

11. Allday28

Posts: 318; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

I notice the icons dont have the blocky look. Touchwiz 4.0??

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

most likely. o:

13. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea that pretty much means touchwiz 4.0 I don't mind the phones being made of plastic as long as the back cover has a nice texture to it and doesn't show off fingerprints like crazy. Samsung uses the Gglass on their touch screens so thats the main thing I always worry about breaking.

14. Allday28

Posts: 318; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

I actually prefer a phone made out of good plastics. They are alot more durable.My og Droid is scratched up and being how its made of metal thje paint has rubbed off.

15. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I can already tell this device is not going to be LTE. Look how thin it is, it's probably the same thinness as the Epic. As we all know, LTE phones are bricks. Look at the Thunderbolt, Revolution, and even the Droid Charge is pretty thick. I'm guessing it will be a 1.2ghz 2nd generation hummerbird processor(same one found on the samsung infuse) with 2.3 ginderbread touchwiz 4.0 Still not a bad device, hopefully that means it gets a decent price.

17. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i think Samsung is a little more ergonomic with their phones than most manufacturers, the Epic stayed pretty thin for a slider WiMAX phone and the Droid Charge IS the thinnest LTE phone on Verizon, i think they could pull off getting an LTE radio in that.

18. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i agree with those specs though.

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