Three of the big four carriers already have or will have new mid-end Android smartphones with slide-out QWERTY keyboards and 4G network capabilities. We can see T-Mobile with its Sidekick 4G and Sprint with its upcoming Samsung Conquer 4G. As for the Verizon Wireless, rumors say that it will release a new mid-end Samsung Android smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the SCH-i405.
The upcoming Verizon’s Samsung SCH-i405 will be an upgraded version of the Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G from last year. Those upgrades include the Android 2.3.4 with Google Talk video chat, Super AMOLED Plus screen with WVGA resolution, Samsung’s Hummingbird processor, and 512 MB of RAM.
We can also say that the Samsung SCH-i405 is the Droid Charge with a slide out QWERTY keyboard. It is because there are many specs that are the same with the Droid Charge, except its battery and camera. If the Droid Charge is equipped with an 8 MP rear camera, the Samsung SCH-i405 will only be equipped with a 5 MP camera. Also, if the Droid Charge is supported by a 1600 mAh battery pack, the Samsung SCH-i405 will have a larger battery pack of 1800 mAh capacity.
Unfortunately, there is still no information about when the Samsung SCH-i405 will be released and what the official name of it will be.tags: 4G, Droid Charge, QWERTY, Samsung SCH-i405, verizon