The FCC sure has plenty of fun, checking out up and coming devices all the time, and the Samsung Stratosphere is no different, being subject to rigorous testing by the FCC before they deem it to be ready to rock and roll for the masses. Also known as the SCH-I405, this particular handset will be arriving at Verizon Wireless, so it is just a matter of “how soon” before the Stratosphere will fall into the hands of many a reviewer (and user).
Just as expected, the 4G LTE band 13 that is onboard might just make this the cheapest Verizon LTE handset to date. Apart from LTE, it will also come with Verizon CDMA and EV-DO bands support, playing nice with 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz Wi-Fi just in case you are at your local Starbucks and want to use their connection instead.
Normally, it takes around six weeks to two months after going through the FCC for a device to hit retail status. Anyone looking out for the Samsung Stratosphere?