Nov 12th, 2012 publishUpdated   Nov 28th, 2012, 6:17 pm

The Samsung Stratosphere 2 (which we’re now learning is known as the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2) has been rumored for quite some time, and we’ve had about all the leaks and rumors we care to handle at this point. Samsung has gone ahead and made it official, though, as the OEM has announced its existence.

The Stratosphere is headed straight for the big, red shores of Verizon and will pack some pretty respectable specs inside a slide-out keyboard package. You’re getting a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE, NFC, global capabilities and Android 4.0,  and we TouchWiz will be on board to give it that unique Samsung flare.

Those wondering when they might be able to get their hands on this will have to wait a little while longer as Samsung and Verizon are not willing to provide availability details just yet. It’s coming, though, so if this is the one device you’ve been holding out for this holiday season then you shouldn’t have to wait much longer. Set aside $130 (that’s if you plan to sign another two years of your wireless freedom away in a legal binding contract) and read on for full press details.

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II Coming Soon to Verizon Wireless


The Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere® II, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.0, aims to balance business and a rich multimedia experience.

The Stratosphere II offers a number of entertainment features. Users can rent or purchase movies from the Samsung Media Hub™ that they can watch right on the Stratosphere II’s 4-inch Super AMOLED™ touchscreen display for high quality video entertainment. S-Beam™ uses NFC to easily share photos, and videos to other compatible devices.

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). 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.

The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores in the coming weeks for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.