Leaks and tidbits of information about Verizon’s upcoming Samsung Stratosphere have been popping up here and there since August. But now it looks like these suspicions were accurate, as an image sent over to Droid-Life has shown that the Stratosphere will be launching on October 13th.
The new Samsung phone is a new “mid range” Android device that will try to attract more customers to try Verizon’s faster Long Term Evolution. Here’s no mention of pricing in the leak, but we do get another confirmation of the handset’s specs, which include a 4-inch 800×480 Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel Autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 480p video capture, 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, and Verizon 4G LTE connectivity. The Samsung Stratosphere also featuring 4 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support (a 4 GB card being preinstalled), 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a full physical side-sliding QWERTY keyboard. It will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Stratosphere will hit Verizon shelves this week at an unknown price, but with mid-range specs, the Stratosphere could very well go for $99 or $149 on a two-year contract.