Samsung Stratosphere

Astute Android Central readers will recall the phone you see above as the Samsung SCH-i405, which we first brought you a full picture of way back in July, looking very much like an LTE version of Sprint's Epic 4G. And now it's back in a clearer render form, pretty much looking how we last left it, only now going by its "Stratosphere" name.

Pantech BreakoutNo real change in specs, so far as we unofficially know. You're likely still looking at a 4-inch(ish) slider with what our original tipster believed may be a Super AMOLED Plus screen (or maybe it's just the shine of a qHD resolution), with about 2GB of storage, a 5MP camera on the back and 1.3MP shooter on the rear. Plus it's got 4G LTE data. Huzzah.

Then there's there's the Pantech Breakout, seen here at right. That's another one we broke the news on a week or so ago. It's got a 4-inch display at the usual 480x800 res, with a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 390 MB of internal storage and an 8GB microSD card. It's got a 5MP shooter on the back and a VGA camera up front. It's also a 4G LTE device, serving as a mobile hotspot for up to 10 devices. It's rocking a custom skin atop Android 2.3.

Still no official word on when either of these could be launched.

Source: Pocketnow 1, 2


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Mysterious Samsung Slider now going by 'Stratosphere;' Pantech Breakout also gets another look


If its anything like the Epic, the very nice hardware keyboard will be useless because of keyboard lag and missed key presses. Worked pretty good early on till Sammy broke it.

I still have my Samsung Impression from ATT in a draw. Seeing this makes me wonder...when are they(Samsung) gona let this design go.?

One day Verizon will release something that isnt already outdated on Sprints line up. The Thunderbolt is basically an Evo...and by the time they released that Sprint already had the Evo 3D. This Samsung looks awfully like an Epic and the Epic will soon be moved off Sprints shelves when the GS2 hits Sprints shelves. Of course we dont know the specs on this device yet so we cant say much...but its looking very similar to the EPic.

this is some kind of sick joke. Where is this phone that everybody is saying will be better that sgsII. As a verizon customer I feel let down once again. This phone is more than ugly

Wow, why even bother releasing an Epic on Verizon with LTE? I think you really have to want a keyboard if you're going to buy this device when the Droid Bionic will be out.

Fart joke (pantech) coming out aggainst a joke (droid bionic) I wont be laughing and will not enjoy the stinky skidmarks they will leave