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Those looking for a a Samsung equivalent to the Droid Incredible 4G LTE may soon be in luck -- the image above has surfaced via the @evleaks Twitter account, along with a purported list of specifications. Supposedly the device in the image is the Samsung "Jasper" (likely a codename), a phone with the product number SCH-i200. Inside it's said to be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, with a WVGA screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the new Samsung TouchWiz Nature UX. As you'll be able to tell from the branding on the back, it's a Verizon 4G LTE device.

Design-wise, it's definitely channeling some of the Galaxy S III, and it shares its curvaceous chassis and other design cues with Samsung's current flagship. The button setup is also of interest -- as we've seen on some LG phones, "Jasper" sports four capacitive keys, including a dedicated multitasking key.

There's no complete spec list available just yet, nor is there any info on pricing or availability, but we'll keep you posted as further details of this mid-range beast emerge.

Source: @evleaks; via The Verge

 

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Samsung SCH-i200 'Jasper' spotted wearing Verizon branding

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Thank God the Galaxy S3 doesn't look like this. This says a lot that Samsung won't allow any more of it's flagship handsets have that useless front carrier branding. This device is not a flagship product.

More like Droid Charge II than stratosphere. same shape with the sharp chin, placement of speaker, and shape of rear camera. touch buttons instead of physical ones.

I was just about to say the same thing. A more slender Droid Charge with capacitive buttons. You would hope that whenever it's released, it will get some support. It doesn't look like the type of phone that will get an update after it's released.

Any guesses to the screen size, or are there any physical dimensions listed? I'm one of those people who doesn't want a phone with a 5 inch display.

This may not be "flagship" but I'm glad they are still making (a few) phones for people who don't have orangutan hands. There was once a push to make tech smaller and smaller... now we've got the Galaxy Note. Maybe we could do with a little "human-sized" tech for once.

well by looks I would say a 3.5" screen I mean it looks like a 4G Samsung Illusion with most probably never even heard of but look it up looks almost identical in design. Only has a better processor and ICS and 4G

Probably will have at least a 4" screen. Like stated above, looks like a revision to the Charge. I can't see going below a 4" screen size.
*edit* just found specs listing the resolution at 800*480.

I love the button setup. Wish my S3 had those 4 capacitive buttons. The button configuration is one of the few things I don't like about the S3.

What, because you don't like it? I was actually going to say the same thing. Smartest button setup yet. No On Screen buttons, ICS buttons, and still has a menu button (which way to many apps still use).

I did not say I did not like it, I was just making an observation. Most people that you read who have the s3 love the physical button set up. I do not own a s3, my current phone (Inspire 4g) has the 4 capacitive button and I like it.

As others have said, definitely a follow-up to the Charge I used to have. But it appears to lose the flash, and have what appears to be a worse camera overall. However, with the S4, it definitely shouldn't suffer from the annoying lag and constant data drops that my Charge had. I don't see it touching my GS3, at with that phone launching at $199 on contract, I don't see this one being too popular with the development community.

However, the fact that it to has an S4 SoC suggests that we're finally reaching the point where the margins between high and low-end SoC's is close enough that even cheap phones can run on a good chip. This will be a great thing if it keeps up, as having the same chip across the board will greatly reduce the fragmentation issues and poor performance that typically plagues the cheaper devices, leading less-informed users to have a poor opinion of Android. Having the option to cheap out on the screen while still having good performance will do alot to improve the overall perception of the platform and drive repeat sales to the uninformed masses, who are less likely to experience Android on the type of top-tier devices that us enthusiasts consider the standard.