Smartphones go through many names - from the codename in development, to the name given by the manufacturer, and finally to the name given by the carrier. There are usually quite a few leaked names in between, and there are various number models. The SCH-i510 may have a different name than expected.
Naming of smartphones is important for branding so that the customer knows what phone to buy. The Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone, announced at CES, has gone through all sorts of name changes, and it looks like it's coming in the near future to the Verizon 4G network.
The Samsung Stealth Droid-whateveryoucallit is the toughest competitor to the well-reviewed HTC ThunderBolt that now holds the top smartphone position at Verizon Wireless. The most common name given to the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone with a Super AMOLED touchscreen was the Samsung Stealth.
Yesterday, leaked documents suggested that the name of the Samsung Droid Stealth (Charge) would be the Samsung Droid Charge, which sounded more like a football player to us. Then we see that Costco has a smartphone in its system named "Samsung 4G Droid Stealth" with a tentative release/launch date of April 7. Live demo units will be delivered to Costco stores on March 24 (tomorrow).
What we do like about the smartphone is that it has Super AMOLED clarity of the Samsung Galaxy line of phones and as much power of the Droid line of smartphones with 4G LTE speeds.
We compared the Samsung Stealth Droid 4G Charge to the HTC ThunderBolt and discovered that the features it has over the HTC ThunderBolt are the Super AMOLED touchscreen, HDMI port, and 1500mAH battery. The original announcement said it had Skype.
Remember that 4G LTE really drains battery life, so even though the 1500mAH is 100mAh more than the HTC ThunderBolt, it may add only a small amount of usage.
Powered by an Android 2.2 operating system, the Samsung 4G LTE Droid Charge has
a 1GHz processor, rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, and
front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for Skype video chat. Other features include 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus (800 x 480) touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Many of these smartphones appear in our list of top Android an' Droid phones now and later.