With the original Samsung Stratosphere reaching the ripe age of 1 year old on Verizon, it’s about time for Big Red to release a refreshed model of the slider. Just so happens, the Stratosphere 2 is one of two new phones that are listed on Verizon’s equipment guide for the second half of the year.
The Samsung Stratosphere 2 (i415) first came to our attention last week, but save for the name, we had zero information on the device. The new listing of the phone provides a first visual glimpse of the Stratosphere 2, as well as a tiny bit information of specs.
By that, we mean that we only know of the phone’s 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5-row QWERTY keyboard, and 4G LTE connectivity. To make an educated guess, it’ll probably come with a Snapdragon S4 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The second new offering that Verizon is prepping is the LG Spectrum 2. The original Spectrum was based on Optimus LTE, so it would make sense for the successor to be based on the Optimus LTE 2. Just like the Stratosphere, we may see the phone sporting a Snapdragon S4 chip. We expect the Spectrum 2 to feature an HD display and 8MP rear camera.
Which out of two grab your attention the most, the Samsung Stratosphere 2 or the LG Spectrum 2? Let’s not forget that a couple of Droid Razr phones and the phablet LG Intuition will also be introduced soon by Verizon.