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Samsung Stratosphere Might Be Next Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone



Toss this one into the rumor mill for the time being but Droid-Life presents a pretty convincing case here. It seems that Verizon and Samsung are preparing a device called the Samsung Stratosphere that may or may not be the carrier’s next 4G LTE device. According to their sources, the device is in fact a 4G LTE device and Samsung is hoping to make a big splash with it. Unfortunately, the details other than the name of the device are still under wraps.

It’s certainly possible that it could be the Verizon-bound 4G slider that we saw a few weeks back but it’s also possible that the Stratosphere is some kind of Galaxy S II device. If I had to bet, I’d bet on the former but hey, let’s stay optimistic here guys. That being said, as the report notes, if this is in fact a LTE Galaxy S II device, it probably won’t launch in August.

Samsung Stratosphere

Wait, there’s more. Proof of this device’s existence in fact. A support page for the Samsung Stratosphere exists over on Verizon’s website which is something that Big Red creates for all of its new devices. It currently shows a Not Found page but it’s definitely there sans information. So, what gives? Well, the redirect means that it’s a page in the works rather than a page that doesn’t exist.

A page that doesn’t exist on Verizon’s website brings you to an entirely different page without any redirect. Of course, this could all be just coincidence but it’s looking like more than just that.

So folks, it’s possible that this could be a 4G LTE Epic 4G which means that it could launch this month as a sort of place holder for the Motorola Droid Bionic’s launch which won’t be happening until sometime in September. If we’re lucky though, the Samsung Stratosphere could be something much bigger. Galaxy S II big.



  1. Anonymous

    08/03/2011 at 3:41 am

    Samsung Stratosphere seems like a fitting name for the Samsung Galaxy S 2.  Samsung had sent a Samsung Galaxy S2 box to some techie’s, publishers and bloggers but when these guys opened the box expecting to see a preview of the U.S. version of the Galaxy S II what was in it was a small – mini telescope  and a note in the box stating:  “Keep watch for the next generation Galaxy S.”     ——-  If you think about it a telescope is used to see beyond the “stratosphere” To see the box and the card that was in it sent by Samsung go to for more pictures of the un-boxing by a publisher at a tech site :

  2. dunndada

    08/03/2011 at 8:10 pm

    Hercules is a constellation, maybe has something to do with the 4.5 version.

  3. Min Ju Lee

    08/04/2011 at 7:14 pm

    Ah. As exciting as a 4G LTE Galaxy sounds, I was really hoping to get my hands on one -4G or not- this August!

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