One of the models apparently on the docket for the CTIA tradeshow this week is the Samsung Stratosphere. This Android smartphone will have a sliding keyboard and a large Super AMOLED touchscreen.
It will be available from Verizon, and will reportedly be this carrier’s first 4G-enabled device with a physical keyboard, rather than an on-screen one. In addition, it will include a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display.
Although it has yet to be officially announced, a leaked spec sheet indicates that the Stratosphere is going to run Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) on a 1 GHz processor, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. It will have 4GB of internal storage and a 4GB microSD card.
This mid-range smartphone will supposedly have a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera plus a 1.3 MP front-facing one. In the wireless department, it is going to offer Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, and DLNA.
The Samsung Stratosphere will reportedly debut on Thursday, October 13. It will likely be unveiled a few days before that though, so Verizon can show it off at this week’s CTIA tradeshow.