First leaked in a Bluetooth SIG filing in April and then again in an FCC appearance in June, the Samsung Jasper (SCH-I200) is clearly getting close to a release on Verizon’s LTE network.
An image leaked on Twitter by @evleaks gives up some clues about this new mid-ranger from Samsung. Besides the conspicuous Verizon branding, we can see that the Jasper forgoes the traditional search soft button, for an ICS-inspired “three-dot” menu key. Speaking of which, the SCH-I200 will clearly come with Ice Cream Sandwich on board, treated with Samsung’s customary TouchWiz overlay.
The leak also gives away some of the key specs of the new Jasper, and let’s say it’s a mixed bag. The upcoming phone will be powered by a Snapdragon S4 chip (just like the bestsellers HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3), but the resolution of the display leaves much to be wanted. It’s an 800 x 400, which, to put in perspective, is the resolution of the display of the 2010 Nexus One.
The specs leaked today are in line with the details we learned from the FCC filing from June, so we can just about take them for granted. Expect an announcement from Verizon any day now.
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