Verizon Samsung Galaxy Stellar brings 4G LTE on a budget

Verizon has revealed a new budget Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, delivering Ice Cream Sandwich and 4G LTE for free on contract. Packing a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen and 1.2GHz dualcore Snapdragon processor, the Galaxy Stellar is also one of Samsung's SAFE approved devices, targeted at enterprise users with added security and other business-friendly tech.

SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) – which we saw several months back on a Galaxy S III version - includes 256-bit AES on-device encryption, enhanced Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support, and a range of VPN and Mobile Device Management systems. The Stellar also has a pair of interface options to choose between, with with a Standard Mode for those familiar with smartphones, and a Starter Mode which pares the UI back for those fresh from their featurephone.

On the back there's a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, while a 1.3-megapixel camera sits above the 800 x 480 screen for video calls. Connectivity includes 4G and WiFi a/b/g/n, along with a microSD card slot content with up to 32GB of extra storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Stellar will arrive in Verizon stores on September 6, priced at free after a $50 mail-in rebate and assuming a new, two-year agreement is signed.