Verizon Galaxy Stellar

Verizon Wireless just announced the Galaxy Stellar, its second Android smartphone of the day. The Galaxy Stellar supports the carrier’s 4G LTE network and is equipped with a 4-inch display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 3.2-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

The phone comes with two modes, including one that should be great for first-time smartphone users. Starter Mode has a “simplified homescreen” with pre-set widgets and quick access to settings. It also has a dialer icon for placing calls directly from the home screen. There are even tours, walkthroughs and tips for anyone who is just getting started with Android. Standard mode provides the regular Android experience.

It’s a relatively low-end device, at least compared to high-end smartphones such as the Galaxy S III, but it comes in at a budget-friendly price. The Galaxy Stellar will launch on Sept. 6 for free after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract.