Samsung SCH-I200 is Verizon-bound with a Snapdragon S4 chipset

Recently uncovered Bluetooth SIG and GLBenchmark reports are shedding some light on a new Samsung smartphone headed to Verzion. The Samsung SCH-I200, known by the codename “Jasper,” looks to be an Ice Cream Sandwich handset running on the impressive dual-core Snapdragon S4 platform from Qualcomm. The 1.5GHz CPU was recently coupled with an LTE radio for the AT&T version of the HTC One X, and given the SCH-I200′s destination we would guess the same will apply here.

The model number suggests that the phone will fall into the mid-range category as a followup to the likes of the Samsung Gem and Illusion. This may seem surprising considering the device’s powerful processor, but not so much when we take the 854×480 display into account. 720p resolution is quickly becoming standard for high-end fare. Perhaps the unveiling of the Galaxy S III will provide a better perspective on the phone called Jasper.

[via PocketNow]

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kam.w.siu Kam Siu

    these companies need to stop making anything bellow their flag ship smartphone. yesterday’s flagship should be enough for this year’s mid-range smartphones provided that they get updates.

    • chris125

      Funny thing is this will smoke most high end phones from last year for half the price

  • ryan rochford

    my ns4g has a 1ghz single core and a similar screen to that of the jasper (WVGA) and i consider mine right around mid range today. the gem is a 100% POS and the illusion is not much better. i dont think anything with the best LTE capible processor (to date) could be considered “mid range”. 2nd tier due to the screen perhaps, but mid range is a spap in the face. 

    • malcmilli

      perhaps they expect their new exynos to be a full fledged level above that of s4?  we shall see.

  • chris125

    I will check this out if the price is right. S4 plus most likely a smaller screen will probably be really smooth

  • 91firebirder

    UHhhhhhh, when is VZW gonna get a “top of the line phone” (new) that I can blow my money on… more and more tempted to get the EVO4GLTE everyday.

    • Butters619

      The specs on the EVOLTE look pretty good, but the phone itself looks pretty ugly IMO.

      • 91firebirder

        Yea, the phone doesn’t look the best, but that is the least important factor to me.  Honestly, I think most look the same, just small(ish) blocks.  Plus, I through cases on my phones, so

        • Butters619

          Yeah if you are going to case it then it doesn’t really matter.

  • Larizard

    … meanwhile, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint gets the Galaxy S3…

  • wtpanos

    Was going for a Verizon note :-(

  • Mungus

    Note. Journal. Plz

  • Barry Denton

    no thanks

  • bluevoodo

    Maybe Samsung felt it didnt piss on enough customers, that it went ahead and released the Droid Charge 2. 

  • Jayshmay

    Oh guys, we all know the S3 isn’t coming to Vzn for at least 6-8 more months! I just good it will get Jellybean early next year!