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While the original Stratosphere is in line to get a kinda-sorta ICS-esque update, it looks like its successor is already in the pipeline for VZW. Unoriginally dubbed the Stratosphere 2, the device carries the same slide-out QWERTY and 4" Super AMOLED display as its predecessor; other than that, details are pretty non-existent. We probably wouldn't be too off base to assume it'll have some sort of dual-core processor and around 1GB of RAM, but past that, it's hard to say.

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The Stratosphere isn't the only mid-range device getting an upcoming re-hash, either. The LG Spectrum 2 also landed in Verizon's equipment guide, but this one's even more mysterious than the Strat 2. It doesn't even have a picture!

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According to Droid Life, the Spectrum 2 should be packing a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, an "HD" display, and 8MP rear shooter.

So here we are - two new follow-ups to a couple of last year's mid-rangers. I hate to say it, but it just hard to get excited about any mid-range device these days.

[Droid Life]

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  • Guest

    I would hardly call the Spectrum 2 mid-range. It has everything the S3 has except half the RAM, assuming those specs are correct. If the display isn't worthless, this may be an above average phone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      but whats the pt unless its actually better than the S3? Half the RAM is a big deal

  • JeffDenver

    The Spectrum 1 has a better display than the Galaxy S3...better pixel density and color reproduction (and it is IPS). And no Pentile screen-door artifacts. It is a true HD display...The GS3 is only HD on the green channel. Also...the Spectrum 1 was hardly mid-range...it has specs analogous to the Galaxy Nexus and Rezound and better than the Razr. And those were the best phones out at the time.