Samsung Galaxy Stellar (formerly known as Jasper) hits Best Buy

The Samsung SCH-i200 Jasper was first brought up in the middle of the summer as a mid-range phone hitting Verizon. It has now sneakily made its way into Best Buy Mobile under the name of the Galaxy Stellar. Strange thing is, both Verizon and Samsung failed to mention this in any announcement. Besides the secretive launch of the device, it carries some decent specs for a youngster looking to get its feet wet in the world of smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy Stellar is packaged with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and it sports a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, LTE connectivity, a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, with a TouchWiz user interface and a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back. There’s no word on RAM or storage. These specs won’t set the world on fire, but it is the perfect handset to dangle in front of tweens or teens during this back-to-school season.

That said, the Galaxy Stellar will only set customers back $99.99 on a fresh two-year contract agreement, and only $449.99 for those of you who hate contracts. If you happen to be a smartphone beginner, Samsung has you covered. The Stellar is said to carry some feature called “Starter Mode,” that’ll walk noobs through on learning their way around a smartphone. What’s also interesting about the Samsung Galaxy Stellar is the fact that it supposedly offers availability of Amazon apps. Don’t know why, but it’s noteworthy nevertheless.

Would you guys consider buying a cheap Android phone running Verizon LTE and ICS?

[via Android Police]




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