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Samsung Jasper Appears in Press Photo, Adding to Verizon’s Mid-range Lineup

Mid-range phones certainly have their place in the world and the Samsung “Jasper” is one looking to join the party. With its WVGA resolution bundled with a Snapdragon S4, this phone isn’t going to blow anyone away. But again, no mid-range phone ever will. Well, the iPhone did. (Oh!) The “Jasper” (codename, people) will also hang out on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, run Ice Cream Sandwich with non-onscreen navigation keys that look like on-screen navigation keys, and will likely run well under the $100 mark. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise us to see this phone launch for free or at $50 with a mail-in-rebate.

Via:  Twitter | The Verge

  • This phone needs more widgets

    I want the “Favorite Contacts” widget for my S3

  • JazzoRenee

    This is a good phone for teenagers/older gens generally parents looking for a inexpensive phone. I mean I won’t ever buy a kid a $300 dollar device.

  • Droid Charge is the worst “Droid” phone ever made… one of the worst performing phones ive ever owned…the 1.5 gHz processor is intriguing though…

    • can’t argue that at all dude. Had one for 3 months, and had to run GO Launcher just to make it tolerable. I’ve never had worse call quality than on that phone, and I could not stand that version of TouchWiz. My 4 year old could have come up with a better skin. I even told my customers to avoid it like the plague, and told them to go Bionic instead. The Nexus renewed my faith somewhat after the .4 update, but battery life still blows. I’m getting a GS3 soon, and I’m hoping they’ve worked all those radio bugs out from previous models and actually got it right (and that S4 processor does indeed help with battery life), otherwise I’m going back to Moto and staying there.

  • It’s kind of amazing to me that dual core processors are in mid-range phones, when just over a year ago they were top dollar. Hooray, technology.

  • Greyhame

    i*hone Burn!!

    how can they get the hardware keys so right on this phone, but so wrong on the s3?

  • johnno

    Is the bootloader locked?


    LOL great iPhone comment.

  • Stinker

    Why do you post stories about phones you know absolutely none of your readers will be interested in?

    • Geoff

      b/c readers like us have children that this phone could appeal to. Aside from the lack of a camera flash, this is a reasonable 4G phone at a great price point.

    • Well for me personally, I sell for Verizon, so I like to hear about what’s coming down the pipeline, regardless of specs. Not everything needs to be a monster phone, you know. Like Geoff said, some readers here are older and have teenage kids, and a phone like this is perfect for them. So, easy there killer, I do see your point, but just try to see it from that perspective.

  • mustbepbs

    $10 says it won’t have a locked down bootloader.

    • Wouldn’t that be like putting a security system on a Yugo?

      • Damir


  • stang6790

    It will be interesting to see if this phone also has a locked bootloader since it will not be as popular with the modding community.

  • Midrange? The Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 that is in it is the same one that is in the Galaxy S3… this is an awesome phone (minus the screen, in my opinion)… great starter phone or phone for people who don’t like gigantic screens.

    • Damir

      That is what I was thinking, even if it is 4 inch screen (droid charge’s 4.3 does not look bad at all at the same resolution), and no flash… that phone is a little beast.

      • Yeah I’m a little puzzled at the lack of flash for the cam, but other than that, I think this will be a great addition to their lineup along with the Inc 4G. Glad to see VZW isn’t just throwing out flagship phones at $300 a pop anymore, and giving those with a bit less to spend some good options.

  • ddevito

    Will it blend?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Yawwwnnn… Not even a flash on the Camera?

    • Hah, I didn’t even realize that. They should beg customers to take this off their hands.

      • tomn1ce

        They should pay customers a monthly fee to pick up this phone 😛

  • Wolfgang71

    It looks like the Verizon Epic 4G LTE Droid Charge Touch.

    • John


  • SirSoloDolo

    Plastic Charge much?

    • Liderc

      Wasn’t the charge already plastic? =P

      • Diablo81588

        Of course. It’s a Samsung, can you expect anything else?

  • Liderc

    kill it with fire!