Earlier this week we learned that Verizon Wireless and Samsung have the Galaxy Stellar smartphone in the works, a successor to last year's Droid Charge. Now Droid-Life has obtained a leaked slide that claims the upcoming device will have a special "Starter Mode" and may come pre-loaded with Amazon's apps. Additionally, the leaked slide pegs the Stellar's price at $99.99 on-contract — just about what we would expect for a mid-range Android smartphone.
Starter Mode and Amazon apps on-board
Interestingly, while the Droid Charge was considered a high-end model in its day (and carried an appropriately high-end price tag), the Stellar appears to be positioned more for the entry-level smartphone buyer. The Starter Mode is expected to make the device easier to use for first-time buyers, and the phone is said to also include on-device help guides. Also of note is the claim that it will come pre-loaded with Amazon's apps, though we really can't imagine that it wouldn't also have access to Google's own Play Store, as well.
The Stellar is said to have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 2,100 mAh battery, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and the obligatory support for Verizon's 4G LTE network. For better or worse, Samsung has decided to give the Stellar the controversial 'pointy-chin' look that we initially saw on the Charge. There is still no word as to when the phone will hit Verizon's shelves, but we expect to see an official unveiling of it in the not too distant future.