Samsung Stratosphere II has just started being sold in the US without too much promotion or media coverage. The handset is actually interesting because it has 4G LTE, midrange specs and a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a combo you don’t meet that often nowadays.
Anyhow, we’re dealing here with a 4 inch device, with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a Super AMOLED display on board. There’s also a 1.2 GHz processor on board, 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 5 megapixel rear camera with 720p video capture and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. There’s also LTE connectivity, a 1800 mAh battery and a 5 line sliding QWERTY keyboard.
The device runs Android 4.0 ICS with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and the most important aspect here, the price seems to be $129.99 on a 2 year contract. You can also get it free of contract for $449.99, which is pretty cool actually. The most promising aspect about this handset, if you ask me is the batter and seeing how it’s only 200 mAh away from the battery of monster HTC Droid DNA, it’s very solid.