Details on several upcoming Samsung Galaxy-branded smartphones leakAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
We've seen a number of different unannounced Samsung smartphones surface in recent months, such as the Jasper for Verizon and the SPH-L300 for Sprint. That string of leaks marches on today, as The Verge has been been handed some information on five different Samsung-made Android phones that have yet to be made official. Here's what to expect from these upcoming handsets:
- Galaxy Admire 4G, MetroPCS: Successor to the Admire, this model is said to feature 4G LTE and Android 2.3. In terms of design, the Admire 4G will reportedly feature a look that resembles the original Galaxy S.
- Galaxy Discover, Tracfone: Said to be packing Android 4.0 and "ample" storage, along with an external memory slot. Also described as Galaxy S-like, though the Discover could feature three capacitive navigation keys on its face.
- Galaxy Stellar, Verizon: This one is the aforementioned SCH-I200 Jasper. Specs are said to include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0, 4G LTE connectivity and a 2,100mAh battery. This is the second time that the "Galaxy Stellar" name has popped up.
- Galaxy Stratosphere 2, Verizon: The original Stratosphere is starting to get a little long in the tooth, so it's no surprise to hear that a Galaxy-branded sequel is coming. Expect features like global roaming support, S Beam, S Voice and a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
- Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, Sprint: This one's said to be the SPH-L300 that's popped up a couple of times in the past. When it comes to the Victory's spec list, we're told to expect a WVGA display, 5-megapixel camera, NFC, Android 4.0 and 4G LTE support.
There may not be any T-Mobile-bound handsets in that list, but Magenta folk shouldn't fret, as more images of the Galaxy S Relay 4G have surfaced. This time we've got Samsung itself to thank, as the company's site has both confirmed the slider's name and shared more renders of the handset. While the images don't reveal any shocking new details of the device, it's always nice to get another peek at unannounced hardware. You can check out the Relay 4G's front and rear below.
While none of these devices are going to feature earth-shattering specs that'll dethrone the Galaxy S III from its spot atop Samsung's roster, they will help their respective carriers to fill out their mid-range lineups. And with physical QWERTY-equipped smartphones becoming more of a rarity, I'm sure that there are some T-Mobile and Verizon folk glad to see that more sliders are headed their way. As usual, you can bet that we'll pass along more details (like any kind of launch information) on these phones as soon as we get 'em. Any of these leaked devices pique your interest?