The Samsung Stratosphere II shows up in leaked image

The Samsung Stratosphere II shows up in leaked image
In October of last year, Verizon launched its first LTE enabled side-sliding QWERTY handset, the Samsung Stratosphere. Priced at $149.99 with a two-year contract, this phone was mid-range from the get go. Speculation about a sequel has been floating around for some time. Back in August, specs for the sequel leaked and revealed another mid-range device.

Now that we have an idea of what is inside the Samsung Stratosphere II, the serial leakers at evleaks have tweeted a picture of the handset right down to the side-sliding QWERTY. The screen might be a little larger, the processor might be faster and the camera sensor might be improved, but the device still screams mid-range.

We don't know when the device will be launched or what the price will be, but with current Samsung Stratosphere owners just a little more than half way through their current lock-up, Verizon might need to persuade a lot of new buyers that this is the phone for them.

source: evleaks via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy Stratosphere II
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I prefer the Droid 4's keyboard over the current Stratosphere.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hopefully there'll be a Droid 5 in the near future. if they do it right i might would trade my MAXX HD for one.

6. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Do you not like your Maxx hd?

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Like he said, if the Droid 5 is just right, he would be willing to ditch the DRMHD for the D5.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i won't get it until tomorrow. the MAXX HD is a very nice phone but i still long for my keyboard.

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Motorola really needs to hurry up with the Droid 5 already. I would have probably picked up that Motorola one that Sprint offers if it was on Verizon when I was still with them. I would LOVE to have a 4.3 inch color boost 720p display, 5 row moto slideout keyboard, quad core s4 pro processor, 2 gbs of ram, and with jellybean. Those specs I mentioned aren't going to happen anytime soon, maybe sometime in 2013 but we can dream can't we?

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i doubt the S4 Pro or the addition of an extra GB of RAM because i don't think Motorola would want to 1-Up their Flagship Razr HD devices with something like a Droid 5. the specs i would expect are... a 4.3"-4.5" Edge to Edge 720p Colorboost Display a regular 1.5GHz S4 1GB of RAM 5 Row Edge Lit Keyboard a battery size between 2000mAh & 2530mAh 8MP Camera Rear Camera & a 1.3MP FFC all being powered by at least Android 4.1.2 and the device will probably have a sleeker design. the design is probably the leverage they'll use with the Droid 5. i'd hope for more of course but this is along the lines of what i'll expect.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

or it may very well have an OMAP5. we'll just have to see. i'd imagine we'll see it at CES when Verizon typically does their after holiday device announcements.

23. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

But the touch screen is very accurate and stock keyboard is quite good, swift key a little better.

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it is. i've hit a Touch Screen Typing stride but i still prefer the physical touch.

18. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

the weather widget looks wierd in landscape

2. Droiddoes unregistered

"The screen might be a little larger, the processor might be faster and the camera sensor might be improved, but the device still screams mid-range." Quoted for truth. I cannot fathom why anyone would release a single core, much less an LTE single core device at this point. Although I have sold a sh*t ton of Stratospheres,

3. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

same hear for some reason thats all people want is the cheap keyboard phones and then turn around and never use the keyboard lol.

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hey, not bad for what it is. o:

9. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Basically the Sprint Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE from Samsung for Verizon. Although the Moto probably has a better keyboard.

17. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

And a larger display and higher screen resolution. The Q has a 4.3 inch qHD display at 4.3 inches.

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

a more accurate comparison would be to the Relay 4G for T-Mobile. i can about promise you Motorola's 5-Row Keyboards will blow the keyboard on this thing away.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This one is nice. u guys have no idea how much STRAOSPHERE we sell. I've sold lots of these

11. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

My younger sister has one, she hates it. For a mid-range phone it sucks. She has major battery drainage, heating issues, random reboots and call quality just failed. She is on her third one since we upgraded her in DEC '11. Plan to just speak to CS and get a different replacement, she doesnt want a keyboard anymore as its too bulky for her to carry around. Will try to get a RAZR for her at least.

13. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

if you are selling a lot of stratosphere's you must work for a reseller & not a corporate location, which means you don't have to deal w/the backlash of the multitude of issues w/this phone seen at the corporate outlets. stratosphere is not a good phone by any means...along w/the samsung stellar.

12. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

gross...there's enough issues w/Stratosphere I. why keep it coming?

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

im really considering the photon q if i some how dont get the nexus 4....

15. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

What the heck is the 4th touch button with the 3 dots? I've never seen that before.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

When Google got rid of the menu button with the release of ICS, some OEMs kept it & restyled it into the three dots.

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