The Samsung Stealth, the unnamed Samsung 4G LTE phone seen at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this past Jan., has been caught in the wild. While at the show, Samsung had no name for its new 4G LTE phone, but as we learned in the past few days, it cleared the FCC with the name Samsung Stealth, passing the final regulatory hurdle before release.
A trusted anonymous tipster spoke with us at length about the device and provided some insight into what was known as the Samsung SCH-i510. Confirming that the name will indeed be the rumored “Samsung Stealth”, they sent along some photos that show this new phone in the wild as you can see to the right and in the gallery below.
Right now the handset is targeted for a mid-April release as opposed to the middle of the year we kept hearing about at CES. The phone in the pictures is running Android LauncherPro simply because the tipster likes the looks better, but the final release of the phone will have the usual Samsung TouchWiz interface. The phone will be upgradeable at some point in the future past 2.2 Froyo, but they had no information on when the first update would happen.
The most promising tidbit to come from our tipster is that it appears the phone will enjoy the same massive speeds we’ve seen from the Verizon 4G LTE data cards with no plans of throttling it on the phones. Meaning this phone is going to be insanely fast when you’re in a LTE area.
Speaking to the battery, a major concern on 4G LTE devices, the tipster said that the 1500 mAh battery was giving him a full day (8 – 10 hours) with no issues. Seeing as other phones have had huge battery issues when it came to 4G speeds, this is a vast improvement.
You can see more images in the gallery below, but this is definitely a sleek looking phone, and with LTE speeds, it’s just going to be blazing fast. The only potential drawback may be hitting your data limits in just a few days if you aren’t careful.
Samsung Stealth Tech Specs
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen (480 x 800)
- 1 GHz Hummingbird processor
- Android 2.2 Froyo, upgradeable
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Mobile hotspot up to 8 devices
- 8 megapixel rear camera, LED flash, auto-focus
- 1.3 megapixel front camera
- 828 MBs internal storage
- microSD memory card slot expandable up to 32GBs
- Bluetooth 3.0
- HDMI out, 720p HD
- 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- 1500 mAh LiIon battery
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