Samsung may have really dropped the ball when it came to the Galaxy S III Mini, as it really didn’t have a whole lot in common with the Galaxy S III other than essentially the same design. Nevertheless, lets just hope that Samsung will be pushing the boundaries again with the this new phone. Welcome to the Galaxy family, Galaxy Premier.
Samsung definitely has some odd naming conventions, but I can’t help but wonder if the “Premier” will be better than the Galaxy S III. When you think “Premier” you think its going to be something amazing right? Well, apparently the Premier isn’t going to be better than the Galaxy S III whatsoever, which is pretty disappointing as it’s almost like taking a step backwards, you know? At the very least, this isn’t an entry-level device and is simply a step below Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Nevertheless, it does look like a very nice device, and it is most certainly better than what the Mini offers. The Galaxy Premier looks a lot like the Galaxy S III (and the Galaxy S III is definitely a nice device), but it will be touting a smaller 4.65-inch display. It will still be rocking the same 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED panel though. Some other stuff you’ll find under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, 1GB of RAM and its all being powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It is also important to note that this guy will also be rocking a microSD card slot.
The Galaxy Premier will also be rocking the game 8-megapixel camera that the Galaxy S III had along with the Galaxy Note II. So far, Samsung has only announced this device in the Ukraine for a release sometime in November. It will be priced at 5,555 Ukrainian hryvnias, which ultimately equals out to $680 USD. The Galaxy Premier is a good handset for those looking for a smaller display size and some lesser hardware specs, but the Galaxy S III still remains supreme in my book. Here’s to seeing what Samsung’s next Galaxy phone is going to turn out like? Rumors of the S IV are already surfacing and if they prove to be true, the S IV is going to be one amazing handset.
A couple of months ago the Galaxy Premier was rumored to be a possibly Samsung Nexus device, mainly due to the product number it was given (GT-19260), which was very similar to what their previous Galaxy Nexus was rocking. Nevertheless, it does look Samsung is re-using some of the components that was seen in the Galaxy Nexus in the Galaxy Premier, but this is no Nexus device. For those of you who are wondering, Samsung is producing a Nexus device this year, only it will be a tablet and has been dubbed the Nexus 10.
Will any of our Ukranian readers be picking up a Galaxy Premier next month when it releases or are you going to be keeping your much more powerful Galaxy S III?