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Samsung Stratosphere 2 and LG Spectrum 2 Also on the Way to Verizon

According to Verizon’s Equipment Guide, they are planning to introduce follow-ups to two of their late-2011, early-2012 devices. The Samsung Stratosphere, aka the first 4G LTE slider, will get a refresh and be released as the Stratosphere 2 (SCH-I415). We aren’t seeing much for specs that would impress, but are assuming it’ll sport a Snapdragon S4. What 4G LTE phone doesn’t these days, right? Otherwise, we know it’ll have a 4″ Super AMOLED display, and carry the exact same form factor as its predecessor. 

The LG Spectrum is the other device that apparently still has a refresh in the works, known as the Spectrum 2 (VS930). As with the Stratosphere 2, we know almost nothing other than the model number from this Equipment Guide shot. Thankfully, we have been tracking this phone on benchmark sites and in other leaks for months now and are pretty sure that this will be similar to the LG Optimus LTE2. It should sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, an HD display, and an 8MP camera. It should be a solid offering.

It’s starting to appear as if Verizon is 100% invested in the Snapdragon S4 processor as it is efficient enough to do wonders with LTE radios and battery life. All of last year’s phone running anything less are getting phased out. We know that Motorola has two devices on the way to replace the original RAZR and MAXX, both that run the S4, along with the LG Intuition. And as you all know already, the Galaxy S3 runs the S4.

Any takers?

  • The keyboard looks way better than the original Stratosphere. The Enter button is twice as big, backspace is where it belongs and the android buttons are gone from the sides. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve hit Back by accident while typing on my droid 2.

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    But why?

  • I just hope that the new Strat isn’t locked down like the GS3 was. I doubt it could attract attention like the GS3 did to get it unlocked. If its open, I will dump my D4 and be all over this.

  • It would be nice if they would bother to update the original Spectrum as promised before moving on to a newer model. When are they going to understand that repeat customers can make up a huge part of their sales on new phones? I am one customer that they have lost–I have no interest in the newer LG models if they will not be supported after they’ve made the sale. Beware, shoppers…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    OMG.. can we please get to CES

  • mustbepbs

    Two more phones that will be forgotten in time, forever stuck on ICS.

    • JoshGroff

      Please, they’ll be forgotten on release day.

      • Apostrafee

        The original Stratosphere is perfect for someone going from a basic phone or Blackberry and is really a great first smartphone. As many as I have sold I haven’t had a single person come back with an issue, it is a solid phone. Not anything anyone on this site would care about but it’s a huge seller.

        • JoshGroff

          For some reason I was thinking the Spectrum 2 and Intuition. Although, the Stratosphere was kind of forgotten. Heck, I don’t even recall seeing any advertisements for it.

          • Apostrafee

            Yeah it’s really not a popular one but I can say it’s a solid phone for a kid or old person

  • @Sammy you may want to rethink releasing that smartphone. The reason being is that they it’s rounded in shape and I think you might get sued. Just sayin’ !

    • Trevalyon

      Don’t forget it has Touch Wiz loaded up on it… Maybe they should just stick to AOSP, since at least when they got sued for the Nexus, Google swooped in and bailed them out 🙂

  • The S4 is a solid chip for CDMA/LTE phones. I hope there’s a CDMA/LTE Nexus this fall with an S4 onboard.

    • smwandrie93

      s4 pro would be better

      • T4rd

        Or the new Exynos dual core. Not sure if it will be better than the S4 Pro in the graphics department though.