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Samsung SCH-I425 "Godiva" appears on photos, lacks QWERTY keyboard

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Jan 2013, 07:48

The mysterious Samsung SCH-I425, also known by its "Godiva" codename, appeared on the GLBenchmark database earlier this week. And judging by its model number, we were quick to assume that it was a successor to the Samsung Stratosphere II (model SCH-I415) QWERTY slider from Verizon. However, the smartphone in question has now been leaked on the web, and a QWERTY keyboard is nowhere to be seen...

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 07:55 4

1. MeoCao (unregistered)

why just sell GS3 instead? An excuse to reduce the price? the phone looks much worse than GS3

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 07:58 3

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

God, and samsung has the nerve to talk about apple having the same boring design over and over!

well at least apples design is "pretty" and repetitive, cant say the same for samsung.....yuck

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 08:09 1

3. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

So its the Galaxy Stellar 2!!!!!! oh boy!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 08:21 4

4. supersammyfans (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

Multiple choice good, but giving too much choice wasn't a good idea, it seems like every month Samsung keep releasing a new phone... Personally i think this a little bit too much.....

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 08:30 3

5. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

gs2 with the body of a gs3 for Verizon.. hey verizon you got your gs2 finally lol

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:24

6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4746; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Actually by what I can see out of the pics it's not a gs3 body, but rather a Stratosphere with updated internals, jellybean, and no keyboard. But I agree it seems pointless to release, unless you like everything about the gs3 but the screen size. Or you like the Stratosphere but wish it didn't have a keyboard.

Like I said in the first article on this phone, they putting out to many throw away phones. They need to focus on a few models and make sure that those don't get EOL for at least 2 years so they will last the contract.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 13:05

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

this has more in common with the Galaxy Stellar tbh.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 12:07

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

This will be one of those phones that people complain about when it never gets a software update.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 13:06

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i don't see why considering it has the exact same specs as the SIII and it's running UX.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 13:03

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

being that this is so similar to the SIII i think that this will be Droid Branded as maybe a Droid Charge II. o:

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 13:10

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

also doesn't it look like on the back cover that it supports wireless charging?
a pretty nice feature for anything that Samsung or Verizon is going to let sit in the SIII's shadow. money is definitely on it being Droid Branded so Verizon can sprinkle it with their marketing magic.

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