By Stephen Schenck | September 6, 2011 4:35 PM
Yesterday we took a look at some of the nicest pics we’ve yet seen of the Samsung Stratosphere QWERTY slider headed to Verizon and its LTE network. At the time, we mentioned that the Stratosphere’s release could be nearly upon us, ready to drop almost any day now. You can’t very well launch a smartphone in the US without it passing FCC testing, and as of then we were still waiting for the Stratosphere to put in an appearance with the agency. Right on cue, the FCC has published its documentation for the Samsung SCH-I405 Stratosphere, showing off its compatibility with Verizon LTE.
Just as expected, alongside the Verizon CDMA and EV-DO bands, is the carrier’s LTE band 13, setting the Stratosphere up for some high-speed data access. In addition those cellular modes, the phone also supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi.
While that sorts out the Stratosphere’s radio, we’re still lacking some important information on the rest of the phone’s hardware specs. It’s supposed to be an upper-mid-tier device, but details on its processor and memory are still unavailable. If the phone’s launch really is almost upon us, we might hope to see that data leak out from somewhere or other in the very near future.