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The Samsung SCH-i200 Jasper had been teased earlier this summer as a mid-range phone due for Verizon. It has now slipped its way quietly into Best Buy Mobile as the Galaxy Stellar with nary a peep from Verizon nor Samsung.
 
The Samsung Galaxy Stellar boasts a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, LTE connectivity, a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, and a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back. While those specs hardly conjure up the descriptor of "stellar", it is back-to-school season, and there are plenty of kids looking for something with LTE and a forgiving pricetag. 
 
Anyhoo, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar is available over here for $449.99 without a contract. Other leaks suggest that it'll be available for $99.99 with a two-year agreement on Verizon. That leak also says there's going to be some kind of "Starter Mode", presumably to help new folks learn their way around a smartphone, and pimps out availability of Amazon apps for some reason. Anyone looking for a cheap phone with LTE and ICS?
 
Source: Best Buy; via Android Police
 

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Samsung Galaxy Stellar shows its mid-range face at Best Buy

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Does anyone else find it insane/crazy/awesome what we refer to as "Mid-range" nowadays? This thing has more power (dual 1.2ghz processor) than some of the netbooks that were coming out last year! I love technology!!!

When we have quad core processors, 2 GB of RAM, and 720p displays in high end phones, how could we consider this anything but midrange?

Ok, so the only interesting aspect about this phone is the recent apps capacitative button. Other than that, what incentive is there to purchase this phone? Also for $99 at Verizon, you could get the Droid Razr, Droid 4, or Galaxy Nexus, just saying. This phone has no place in the market.

Anything similar on Sprint? My daughter is getting close to renewal time (November) on her current phone and has said flat out she doesn't want a screen as big as the GS3.

right now you can get samsung galaxy S 2 from sprint on boost for $370 no contract or T mobile version of galaxy S 2 on walmarts strait talk for $300 no contract!!!

weren't theis the best phones just last year