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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
 
There are 10 comments

ilongbored says:

That is an interesting capacitive button choice. Menu AND Recent Apps?

DWR_31 says:

Same configuration as the Verizon Vu...

Justadye4 says:

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!!!

dave04045 says:

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?

glazedfaith says:

You apparently missed the point of the post.

MERCDROID says:

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.

glazedfaith says:

Does this look like a slightly more round-edged Droid Charge to anybody else?

camiller says:

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.

gagdude says:

Photon or photon q is she wants a qwerty keyboard

mgsfoxhound2 says:

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