Dec 22 AT 5:10 PM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

Samsung also has a 4G LTE phone coming soon to Verizon

Verizon already confirmed they will have a half-dozen LTE devices at the upcoming CES and we have almost figured most of them out. Motorola will have a phone (Etna) and tablet (Everest), HTC will have at least one phone (Mecha and maybe Merge), and now we learn that Samsung will also product a 4G LTE phone.

A new picture posted at Gizmodo reveals an unknown Samsung phone (SCH-i520) that supports 4G LTE and features a front-facing camera. Verizon already carries two Galaxy S phones that are touch only (Fascinate and Continuum), so I suspect this new model might be their version of the Epic 4G.

There was no mention of a QWERTY keyboard, but HTC and Motorola will already offer touch only phones so someone needs to fill that void. Verizon’s CES media event takes place in just a couple of weeks and we will be there live, so check back soon for the full details.

Source: Gizmodo

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  • http://Website Ivan

    Why are they claiming that this is a Samsung phone? Remember LG uses the same UI as seen on the LG Optimus 2X. This could just be that phone.

    • http://Website darcy

      did u not see the model number sch-i520?

  • http://Website Micah

    If it is a samsung phone, it’s an instant no buy for me. The way I see it they already have 2 software outdated phones on verizon. Samsung can not be trusted!

    • http://Website ob

      Unless it’s the Nexus S.

  • http://Website Amy

    Model number is sch so…i think that means it’s a samsung. Hope this one will be less quirky than my fascinate!

  • http://Website Phil

    I believe that the model number follows Samsung’s numbering scheme, which is what makes them believe that it is a Samsung model.

  • http://Website Demetrios

    Because of the model number?

  • http://Website nate

    No one wants a Samsung phone.

  • RonWeez

    I bet this phone is beautiful but being that its samsung I wouldn’t go any where near it

  • http://Website Raptor

    Worst what Samsung has is its SuperAMOLED red and blue resolution which is only 400×240 dots which is quarter-VGA. Hard to read small fonts. And its not super-duper brightness of the order of 350 nits compared to 600+ for some others LCD screens (iP4 and BB Torch, some others) which explains why their screens lag others in direct day light. Other hardware is not as bad (can not say about GPS, i have no problem with it from day one). Even current 1-core GPU is within 15-25% of notorious Tegra2, see yesterday Anandtech. That gives us some indications that their dual-core Orion could beat Tegra2.

    As to OS updates, first, they are bad with that because can not make them flawless and hence do not want bad publicity. Then second reason is that there is no incentives to mess with older phones and hurt sales of new ones, specifically at Christmas time – everyone needs the new phone to be different then older one. Telcos also clearly do not want that right now. And third, they do not care. Everyone uses cells and 99 out of 100 people have no clue what 2.2 compared to 2.1 gives.

  • http://Website fascinated14

    It looks like it could be the fascinate2!!???!! Look at the model # SCH i520….. the fascinate is SCH i500. This is my bet

  • http://Website Gavin

    I own a fascinate. This will be my last Samsung phone ever. When you don’t take care of your customers, you lose them. As everyone has said a million times, we shouldn’t still be running 2.1 still.

  • Young Gardner

    Model number is sch so…i think that means it’s a samsung. Hope this one will be less quirky than my fascinate!

  • http://Website sladenoctis

    I blame carriers, not samsung since 2.2 been out since late summer on rooted phones. But I do blame samsung for quality build and there poor choice of os versions to place on their flagship devices.