By Stephen Schenck | January 14, 2013 12:39 PM
Samsung’s Galaxy Stratosphere II (above) only recently launched back in November, but could a follow-up already be in the works? We have at least some reason to think so, after seeing some benchmark results for an Android handset that seems like it could be the next-generation Stratosphere hardware.
While the Stratosphere was model SCH-I405, and the Stratosphere II SCH-I415, new benchmark data reveals a model SCH-I425, codename Godiva. The Strat II had some disappointing hardware when it arrived, like a seriously dated WVGA display, but if this is indeed the Strat III we’re looking at in this benchmark data, it could finally be time for the line to step up to a 720p screen.
The benchmarks also reveal the presence of Jelly Bean, and what seems to be a Snapdragon S4 SoC. The market for hardware QWERTY smartphones may be drying up, but if this phone is indeed what it seems to be, there could still be some life for them yet.