Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II Now Official at Verizon

It will arrive in the coming weeks with a dual-core CPU, 4G LTE capabilities

On Monday, mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless officially announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II on its network.

The handset will become available for purchase with a side-sliding design, boasting both a full QWERTY keyboard and a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display.

Moreover, the new smartphone will hit shelves with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor packed inside, as well as with support for the carrier’s 4G LTE network.

On the downside, the new handset is powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, though it might get a taste of a newer platform release in the not too distant future.

“The Stratosphere II offers a number of entertainment features,” the wireless services provider notes in the official announcement on this device.

“Users can rent or purchase movies from the Samsung Media Hub that they then can watch right on the Stratosphere II’s 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display for high quality video entertainment.”

Furthermore, the smartphone arrives on shelves with S Beam capabilities, which take advantage of the included near-field communications (NFC), enabling customers to easily share photos and videos with other compatible devices.

At the same time, the new mobile phone packs a series of business features that could easily make it a great option for corporate users, Verizon notes.

“On the business side, the smartphone is Global Ready with the ability to call and email from over 200 countries, has built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity when on the road, and supports multi-vendor Mobile Device Management (MDM),” the carrier says.

“With numerous security features like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and on-device AES 256-bit encryption, the Stratosphere II aims to protect personal and professional information.”

According to Verizon, the new Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is set to become available for purchase on its network in the coming weeks. It will sport a price tag of $129.99 with the signing of a two-year contract agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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