A Sprint smartphone known as the Galaxy Reverb has been spotted on Twitter. According to the Twitter feed of @evleaks the device is believed to make way to Sprint. The image above is believed to be of the device itself, and as you can see it’s no high end smartphone. Samsung is holding an event on August 15, where this could be unveiled along with T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note. Take all this with a pinch of salt though, as we’ve not heard from Sprint or Samsung about this. The device is said to feature a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) display, a 5MP camera on the back with a 1.3MP front facing snapper. The chipset on board is said to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM8655 clocked at 1.4 GHz (single core).The device will apparently pack 768MB of RAM as well.
So there’s nothing fancy in the hardware department, which makes us believe it would be one of those mid-range droids from Samsung. The device is shown to have three capacitive keys instead of Samsung’s typical home button or the onscreen keys, which we see so much of. A device similar to this one called the Jasper appeared a few weeks ago on Verizon. The device made the rounds throughout the internet, but as with this leak, there were no additional details available. However, last week’s leak of the Jasper mentioned that the device will feature a Snapdragon S4 chip and LTE on board, so that pretty much gave away the surprise.
Looks like Samsung has a lot on its plate right now, with the recent arrival of the Galaxy S III on major networks and the forthcoming announcement of the Galaxy Note 2 at IFA 2012. The August 15 event will apparently reveal a new Galaxy device. Many peg it to be the Galaxy Note 10.1 which was postponed after its announcement back in February due to trouble related to hardware.
With the barrage of high end smartphones hitting the markets, we often overlook the budget/mid-ranged smartphones. What we consider mid-ranged smartphones were actually high end devices a couple of years ago, which is quite strange. However, these phones still have a market in the U.S and the addition of a new Samsung/Sprint smartphone shouldn’t hurt. We look forward to an announcement of the Galaxy Reverb, along with Verizon’s Samsung Jasper hopefully at the August 15 event.
The Twitter page or the feed where the Galaxy Reverb first appeared, doesn’t seem to exist anymore, which makes us think if it was removed fearing a takedown.