The Samsung Galaxy Stellar could arrive on Verizon on September 6th, according to recent reports.
The device had been popping up in rumors since April, when it was believed to be called the Jasper or the SCH-I200. Since then, the device got certified by the Federal Communications Commission, then appeared in a leak bearing its supposed specifications and official photo. Most recently, the on-contract price of the smartphone on Verizon was revealed to be $99. Meanwhile, on Best Buy, the device was spotted with its specifications and a price of $499.99.
Despite these leaks, however, neither Verizon nor Samsung have mentioned anything about the device officially. Meanwhile, this latest report adds fuel to the Samsung Galaxy Stellar rumor by specifying a launch date for the device.
The Galaxy Stellar is believed to have a starter mode, which, according to a document published by Engadget, is an easy way to tweak settings and access the apps on the device. In other words, it appears to be Samsung or Verizon’s way of helping those new to smartphones adjust themselves to the gadget.
Its specifications reveal that the Stellar is targeted at the mid-range segment. It runs on a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, and has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system. It also features a WVGA display capacitive touchscreen display with a measurement of 4 inches and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and offers 4G LTE connectivity and Bluetooth. Moreover, it has 4 GB of storage capacity, a microSD card slot, 768 MB of RAM, a 3.15-megapixel main camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It also has a depth of 12.7 mm and weighs 133 grams. It furthermore has onboard a Lithium-Ion battery that will run for 9 hours on a single charge. Other features include a hands-free speakerphone, an music player, and vibration alert. It is expected to have a one-year warranty.