We’re pretty sure that Verizon is going to reveal the Samsung SCH-i520 among its first LTE smartphones tomorrow, but as is usually the case these days, this handset seems to have shown up a little early thanks to that leaky faucet of an etailer Offwire. Just days after tipping dozens of accessories for the upcoming Verizon iPhone 4, the company is back in the news with more cases for an unannounced device, this time giving us the first clear view of its face.
We have to say that we’re digging the physical buttons up front, as one of our main gripes with the Galaxy S models is their hard-to-find capacitive controls, especially in low-light. Otherwise we’ve got the now-standard-on-4G front-facing camera, along with what appears to be a Nexus S-like curve to the back (but not the front, to our naked eye). Now that we’ve seen the Thunderbolt, Revolution and i520 (though not learned its name), the only real surprise tomorrow would be some LTE hotness from Motorola.