Android 4.0 Slide Phone: Samsung Stratosphere II — Upgrade Version of Stratosphere

Posted by ETrade Supply on September 29th, 2012

Last month, news has it that Verizon is planning to introduce the follow-up of Samsung Stratosphere(SCH-i405), which was very popular and sold well, in the late 2012 and will be released as Samsung Stratosphere II (SCH-i415), another slide phone with android 4.0 .

Although the phone is not released yet, some parts about this phone have already been leaked. Today we have got the LCD and Digitizer Assembly of Samsung Stratosphere II. And below are some comparisons between Stratosphere II and Stratosphere.

First of all, the shape and size of the two screens is almost the same, 4” screen. The only slight difference is that the edge of i415 looks a little bit curve and round while the i405 looks flat and straight.

As to the design, from the top of the front side, the sensor hole on the right changes its shape and position. And one more sensor hole is added on the left corner. Moving to the bottom, since the i415 is equipped with Android 4.0 OS, the three navigation keys on the left are the same as those Android 4.0 phones. However, another function key is added into the right corner. What is this key for? What kind of innovation will this phone bring us? Perhaps we need to wait until the announcement of the phone.

From the back side, we can see at the first sight that the version number of LCD is changed from GE35 to GE78. That is to say the LCD flex cable ribbon is re-designed. The size of the i415 is larger than that of i405. On the left part, two sockets are added, which are considered to be moved from the logic board. And the socket for navigation flex cable ribbon is also re-designed, from 6 pin to 9 pin. On the right part, the position of LCD socket also slightly changes.

Moving to the digitizer flex cable ribbon on the right corner, both are shown “GE35”, and the data shown on the surface are almost the same. So we guess that the function of i415 digitizer will probably remain the same as the i405.

From below information of the device, we can see that the i415 is mainly upgraded in the hardware, which can be perfectly support the upgraded Android 4.0.4 OS performance. Will this new device hit the market? Let’s wait and see.

Brief Specification View:

Samsung SCH-i415 Samsung SCH-i405
OS Android 4.0.4 Android 2.3.4
CPU 1512 MHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 1000 MHz, Samsung S5PC111 Exynos 3110
Display Type Super AMOLED 16M Colors Super AMOLED 16M Colors
Size 4.0″ 4.0″
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Positioning Device: Multi-touch screen Multi-touch screen
Networks CDMA800, CDMA1900 CDMA800 , CDMA1900

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iPhone 5—New Features, Follow up

As expected, today Apple officially announced the iPhone 5 on the event in San Francisco. There are many new features of iPhone 5. One of the most noticeable new features is its display, which measures 4 inches in size (up from the 3.5-inch display of previous models), just as the prediction from ETrade Supply, an online phone replacement parts store. The iPhone 5’s display also features a touch sensor built directly into it. When it comes to the body of the device, the iPhone 5 measures 7.6mm thick and weighs in at 122 grams, which is thinner and lighter than iPhone 4S. Buried inside the iPhone 5’s body is Apple’s new A6 processor. The new chip said to be twice as fast as Apple’s A5 processor and offers double the graphics performance. It’s also worth noting that the iPhone 5 uses nano-SIM cards, which are smaller than the micro-SIM card used by the iPhone 4S. Its battery has longer stand-by time with 225 hours. Besides, the new features include 8-pin connector port, supporting 4G LTE, new design EarPods, etc.

However, it seems that iPhone 5 is just improved from the former one, which didn’t surprise us too much. Perhaps it’s because that we had too much expectation of it before.

iPhone 5 or the new iPhone parts are being sold?

Are you excited? The new iPhone is coming. On Sept. 12, Apple is expected to finally announce the next iPhone according its invitation, from which we can predict that the new iPhone may be named iPhone 5. It’s said Apple will release the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21. However, new rumors showed that Apple may begin accepting pre-order for its new iPhone or iPhone 5 on Friday, Sept. 14. There are so many rumors about the parts of the next iPhone, iPhone 5: bigger screen, slimmer, 9-pin connector, NFC chip, bigger battery, etc. The unbelievable thing is that iPhone 5 or the new iPhone parts are even being sold on a phone repair parts store,, who always releases the latest news about the next iPhone or iPhone 5. This website has released a video about iPhone 5 parts leak with metal back and new dock connector as early as June, 2012. Recently, it’s also posted many parts of the new iPhone, iPhone 5. However, rumor is rumor. Whether they are true or not, all the iPhone 5 rumors and speculation will finally be coming to an end in less than 24 hours. Just waiting patiently…