Back in September, we heard about a leaked Verizon roadmap that outlined the carrier’s plans to release a number of smartphones over the weeks that followed. One of the models on that list was Samsung’s Stratosphere II, which at the time looked like it might arrive before October even rolled around. Well, not only didn’t we get the phone in September, but now October’s passed as well, with no Stratosphere II in sight. While we’re still waiting for full launch details, a render of the phone has just leaked, giving us a nice look at the hardware.
Smartphones with hardware keyboards can be a scarce commodity nowadays, especially if you want one with some decent specs. From what we’ve heard about the Stratosphere II, while it won’t be a strictly high-end handset, it does look to have nonetheless solid specs. Those include a Snapdragon S4 SoC, four-inch Super AMOLED display, and an eight-megapixel main camera. Altogether, that’s a recipe for a decent, relatively modern QWERTY Android.
Now that this render has broken cover, we can’t imagine it will be much longer before the Stratosphere II finally launches.