Samsung’s smartphones have strikingly similar looks, which can often be misleading. This is the case mostly with 2012 Samsung smartphones. It was the Galaxy S III which started off that trend. After that, we saw smartphones like the Galaxy S Duos, the Galaxy Note II and several other small budget handsets from Samsung featuring similar looks. And now here’s one more, although this one has been in the news for a long time now. We’re talking about the Galaxy Premier of course which was rumored back in October, but never saw the light of the day. Only yesterday we mentioned that the smartphone will be breaking cover in Taiwan this month, and it seems like the day has already arrived. The smartphone has officially broken cover in Taiwan for 15,900 New Taiwan Dollar which is equivalent to $549. The smartphone is pretty neat in every right as it features specs similar to most flagships out there.
To begin with, it packs a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display much like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. There’s Android Jelly Bean on board running on top of Samsung’s customary TouchWiz user interface. There’s also an 8MP shooter on the back and a TI OMAP 4470 dual core chip clocked at 1.5 GHz. So basically, this smartphone is no muck when it comes to specs, not on paper at least. It seems like Taiwan is the first country to get it, but other Asian markets will also see the device launching soon, apparently. There’s no word on when Europe or North America will see the device, so don’t hold your breath on that one. The Galaxy Premier will be sold in the Titanium Gray color variant.
The market is currently crowded with a barrage of flagships and mid-ranged devices and we just hope the Galaxy Premier doesn’t get lost in the crowd. I have a feeling Samsung will keep this an Asian exclusive as it wouldn’t want to confuse the customers elsewhere. Developing nations will certainly welcome this smartphone with open arms and until the next lot of flagships like the Sony Xperia Z and the BlackBerry Z10 arrive in the market, we’ll have to settle for smartphones like these, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.