Samsung Stratosphere to be Big Red’s first LTE QWERTY?


Samsung is continuing its never ending quest for mobile world dominance with the launch of their latest LTE QWERTY. The company has been continuously pushing out new devices and it seems that their quest is underway…no matter what Apple has to say about it. Verizon has voided their opportunity to pick up the new Galaxy S II device and most are assuming they are waiting on the Nexus Prime. But what if all they needed was an LTE version of the Epic 4G? Okay so maybe that’s a stretch, and big reds alternative is a bit better than this recently leaked Stratosphere, but it’s not all bad, right.

Samsung has teamed up with Verizon in the past with some pretty excellent LTE compatible devices. Currently the Revolution by LG, the Thunderbolt by HTC and the Droid Charge by Samsung are the only phones under the wings of big red’s LTE network. The three devices have one thing in common other than their data speeds. They all lack a full tactile QWERTY. The Samsung Stratosphere is here to change all that. The Samsung Stratosphere initially showed up in text form on a leaky internal Verizon road map back in august and has not really shown up since. The picture you are seeing above is a rendering of the device and was recently leaked by PocketNow, however as much as you blink, squint or shake your head its is not an Epic 4G…well not entirely. The Samsung Stratosphere’s given name at birth is SCH-I405 and its religious beliefs are QWERTY and LTE. This new Stratosphere is rumored to be released very soon, possibly this week and is will be the first Verizon LTE device that rocks a full QWERTY keypad. The continued rumors on this newly uncovered device state it should ship with an “awesome” Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera, a 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera, 2GB of internal storage and will all be run by the power of Android 2.3.4 skinned of course with the awesomeness of TouchWiz. While the rest of the specs on the Stratosphere are null and void at the moment, I’m going to go out on a limb here as say there most likely very similar to the Epic 4G, which for all intensive purposes looks almost identical to the Stratosphere. Albeit a few tweaks, this looks to be very similar.

So there you have it folks a full QWERTY LTE capable phone from Verizon, are you down? Big Red customers have you been waiting an LTE phone with a keypad? Sound off in the comments below and let us know, and as always, if you are in need of some excellent premium, OEM and original Samsung Accessories we got you covered.

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