When Verizon made the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2 official, it didn’t leave behind any mention of a release date. Well, the smartphone is now available for purchase through the carrier at $129.99 and what’s interesting is that Radio Shack seems to have put the phone on sale as well, for free through.
The handset first made its appearance through a leak with the LG Spectrum 2. The device is the successor to the 4G LTE Stratosphere which made its debut around a year back. And similar to its forerunner, this one is equipped with a 5-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. A 1.2GHz dual core processor gets things operational and the Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform runs the show here through the 4-inch Super AMOLED 800 x 480p touchscreen. The phone has a 5MP rear camera for image capture and video recording, as well as a front-facing 1.3MP snapper. It can deliver up to 15 hours talktime or around 6 days of standby.
The guys over at Android Authority are reporting based on details provided by a source that Radio Shack has put the Galaxy Stratosphere 2 up on display and for those wanting to upgrade, it is offering the smartphone for free. Well, the phone’s cost with a new 2-year contract hasn’t been disclosed as yet and Verizon’s rate is the same for both options. What’s worth a mention here is that Radio Shack appears to have it in stores only as the company’s website renders no search results for the device in question.
Potential buyers looking forward to owning the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2 handset can head over to Verizon and purchase the phone for a price of $129.99. And if the report holds true, it should be available for free through Radio Shack for existing customers looking to update. Another noteworthy deal is through Best Buy that has listed the gadget at a lower rate of $99.99 with a new 2-year contract agreement or $549.99 off-contract.
Here are the key specifications and features:
– OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UI
– Memory: 8GB internal, microSD card support up to 32GB
– Connectivity: 3G, 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Mobile Hotspot
– Dimensions: 4.97 x 2.58 x 0.53 inches
– Weight: 5.43 ounces