The HTC ThunderBolt is the perhaps best-known smartphone that will offer support for Verizon's 4G LTE network, but it's not the only one. The Samsung Stealth is another cutting-edge model that's headed for this carrier, and new details on this upcoming device have emerged.
Neither Samsung nor Verizon have revealed any additional information on this model, but TechnoBuffalo got access to a prototype unit.
Also new is a possible release window: Verizon will supposedly release this product in mid-April.
An Overview of the Samsung Stealth
Although Verizon wasn't willing to give out the official name for this 4G model when it was unveiled at the CES tradeshow in January, the carrier did reveal quite a few of the specifications.
One of the Stealth's more notable features will be a 4.3-inch super AMOLED Plus touchscreen.
It will run Google Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) on a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface layered on top. An upgrade to OS 2.3 or beyond is already in development.
Like all smartphones running Google's operating system, this model is going to have an HTML 5 Web browser and come with a host of applications, including Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail.
Because it will support Verizon's LT network, the Stealth will offer data transfer speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps for downloads and 2 to 5 Mbps upload speeds under real world conditions.
In addition, this device is going to include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and aGPS, plus it will be able to act as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Stealth will include a rear-facing 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video conferencing.
It won't have a significant amount of internal storage, but will instead depend on a microSD memory card slot. Whether Verizon will bundle this device with a high-capacity card is not yet known.
This Samsung smartphone will also include an HDMA (720p) video-out port and a 1500 mAh battery.
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