By Stephen Schenck | August 24, 2012 2:54 PM
One month ago, a leaked Verizon doc mentioned a Samsung Galaxy-series device we hadn’t heard of before, the Galaxy Stellar. We had a lot of questions about just what that device might end up being, and now we see it mentioned again in a brand-new leak which just brings more questions to the table.
Back then, we were wondering if the Stellar might be one of the several Samsung Verizon models we had learned about thanks to FCC filings and the like, which all looked to be relatively low-to-mid-range devices. That sort of placement in Verizon’s lineup is reinforced today with a $99-after-rebate on-contract price.
This new info doesn’t help us narrow-down just what hardware the Stellar will feature, and instead gets us curious about its software. For one thing, Verizon makes a conspicuous reference to the phone’s collection of Amazon apps. That’s an odd thing to promote, and has raised some questions if the Android might be trying to distance itself from Google. There’s also mention of a “starter mode” for new users; could this be similar to the “easy mode” for setting-up your home screen that we’ve heard about for Jelly Bean on the GS3?
Perhaps the IFA will bring some answers; with all the mystery surrounding this model by now, we’re just hoping we don’t emerge from the event with even more questions.