Verizon is launching the new Samsung Galaxy Stellar (model SCH-I200) smartphone with support for 4G LTE high-speed data network. Supporting Verzion’s LTE 4G network, users of Stellar can enjoy download speeds of 5-12Mbps and 2-5Mbps upload speed in 4G coverage area. The newest Galaxy handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor and 1GB of RAM.
Samsung’s Stellar sports a 4-inch 800×480 touchscreen display, a 3.2 Megapixel main camera and a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB of internal storage and a microSD/SDHC card slot. It includes Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi connectivity, and supports CDMA EVDO mobile network alongside LTE 4G. With SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) approval, the handset features on-device AES 256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.
Running Android 4.0, the Galaxy Stellar features Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and offers Start Mode and Standard Mode dual interface options. The former has a simplified home screen display with preset widgets such as Favorite Apps, Favorite Contacts, Favorite Settings and a quick dialer icon for users to make calls directly from the homescreen, while the Standard mode will offer a more conventinal layout and Android experience. The phone comes with a suite of Amazon apps, including Kindle, Shopping, MP3, Zappos…etc.
Samsung Galaxy Stellar will hit Verizon Wireless on 9 September for free after a $50 mail-in rebate and a 2-year contract.