Samsung’s 4G LTE slider SCH-i405 (now known as Samsung Stratosphere) was originally rumored to be Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S II. The phone also made a few appearances in leaked pictures. Now, Samsung Stratosphere has finally visited the feds which means it’s not far from its launch now.
The FCC filing indicate that the device will support LTE as well as CDMA/EVDO. On top of the specs sheet is Android 2.3, full QWERTY slide-out keyboard, 5MP rear snapper, 1.3MP secondary camera and a WVGA display.
Verizon is yet to throw some official love at the Samsung Stratosphere. Some speculations also suggest that this could be the Nexus Prime. We’ll keep you posted.
Samsung introduced a new 5.3″ device at the IFA 2011 Exhibition, dubbed Samsung Galaxy Note. Call it a big smartphone or a small tablet, it actually is both. Samsung however projects the larger screen as ideal for better browsing and has also included a digital pen for note taking.
Samsung Galaxy Note packs 1280×800 pixels in the 5.3″ Super AMOLED with a high pixel density of 285 PPI. The fact that this device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (not Honeycomb) and has voice capabilities confirms that Galaxy Note is a large Smartphones, rather than a small tablet.
It is powered by a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. Its 8MP rear camera records 1080p videos at 24-30 fps, while the front video calling camera is 2MP. The connectivity options include the usual host : WiFi, Bluetooth, aGPS and HSPA+ radio frequencies. It comes in flavors of 16GB and 32GB, with microSD memory extension support.
Would Samsung be able to create a new niche here with this large Smartphone / small tablet? Tell us why you would (or won’t) buy the Samsung Galaxy Note in the comments below. Also, check the official info clip after the jump. Read more
After Samsung taking its own sweet time to bring the Galaxy S II to the US, now nature delays its launch by another day. And Hurricane Irene, the tropical cyclone currently on way to the US coast, is to be blamed. Galaxy S II, aka the Attain, Hercules and Epic 4G Touch was to launch on August 29th with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint respectively, which would now be launched on August 30th.
We guess the Galaxy S II fans in US have already waited long for the phone and a delay of another day wouldn’t make much a difference. Would it? Tell us in the comments below. You can also share your views on twitter and comment on our Facebook Page.