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Samsung Galaxy Premier reaches the FCC

Samsung always keeps on launching new Android devices under the Galaxy trademark and one device which Samsung will be launching very soon is Samsung Galaxy Premier.

We have seen a few leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy Premier. The device was even benchmarked on AnTuTu. The Samsung Galaxy Premier was benchmarked with model name GT-I9260, and the results did reveal some critical hardware specs. According to the leak, the smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, has a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, and an 8 megapixels camera on the rear. According to the AnTuTu website, the device returned 7736 points.

Soon after the initial benchmark release, the device was benchmarked again using a different benchmarking tool called GLBenchmark, which basically measures graphics performance. Like AnTuTu, even this result made its way onto the web and the GPU employed was found to be PowerVR SGX 544. Since we know which GPU is being used in the device, the processor under the hood can also be easily deduced, and according to sources, PowerVR SGX 544 GPU exactly complements the OMAP4470 SoC and its two Cortex-A9 cores.

There’s no information on when the device will be launched, but it does sound like a good mid-ranger for people who don’t want to shell out extra hard earned cash for unrequired quad core hardware that comes with high-end smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Samsung has been preparing for the launch of this device for quite a long time now by getting the necessary certification from various authorities. Previously, the Samsung Galaxy Premier had visited the NCC in Taiwan, which is Taiwanese version of FCC. Now, there is a hope of this device coming to US because the Premier gave FCC a visit today. According to the documents, the device won’t be supporting 4G LTE connectivity, which can be seen as a downside as most of the carriers are working hard towards expanding their LTE network. The bands that the device supports seem to be just right for AT&T’s HSPA 3G network. The device is said to be made for European and Asian markets, so it may not be sold via US carriers at subsidized rates, but the point is that the doors are open for the launch of device, and even though if it does make its way to US, it will be sold as an unlocked import.

Back in march, Samsung had claimed rights over Galaxy Grand and Galaxy Premier. Looking at the names, we had thought that it would be a high end device, but turns out that isn’t the case and it’s just a mid-range smartphone. Nevertheless, the device did manage to score a 7736 pointer on the AnTuTu benchmark and that’s a pretty decent figure for a mid-ranger.

Nonetheless, the device will be surely bought in large numbers overseas as 4G LTE connectivity is not a major issue elsewhere. What are your thoughts on this device? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: FCC via Engadget

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