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?