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Samsung Galaxy Premier To Launch In Taiwan This Month

The Samsung Galaxy Premier was officially unveiled by Samsung in Taiwan and is expected to go on sale there this month. This model was supposed to make its way to the market last December but then got delayed due to some unforeseen circumstances.

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The device will be selling for 15,900 TWD or roughly US$549. This is actually lower than the price set last October which stood at $680. Taiwan might not be the only country to get this model this month as other countries across Asia might also be getting this device. In Europe, Russia and Ukraine are also likely candidates to get it this month however nothing official has been disclosed by Samsung yet.

The Samsung Galaxy Premier i9260 is a downgraded version of the popular flagship model Samsung Galaxy S III. In terms of physical appearance it looks quite similar to the S III that it’s difficult to distinguish between both models if you are looking at it from afar.

Technical Specifications

  • 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display 1280×720
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB / 16GB of internal memory
  • 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording and LED flash
  • 1.9MP front-facing camera
  • TouchWiz UI
  • NFC
  • HSPA
  • dual band Wi-Fi
  • GPS with Glonass
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2,100 mAh battery

During the Taiwanese premier of this device one rumor has been confirmed and that is the existence of a grey colored model. Late last year only the white model was shown however some insiders reported that a possible grey model will also be released. The model that will be making its way to the market this month will be the white one. The grey model will be released as well however it won’t be making an appearance after February.

Have you been waiting for this device to be sold in the market? Will you be getting it?

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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

Samsung Shows off Galaxy Premier – Coming to Europe and Asia in November

Samsung launched the S3 mini as a phone that many thought would come with all the benefits of the SIII but with a smaller more compact screen, but as of now, just weeks after it was launched, it seems to die down as a failed idea.  Before the SIII was launched, there were rumors that Samsung was working on another smartphone (at first thought to be a Nexus 2) and it now turns out to be the Samsung Galaxy premier.  Many rumors that surfaced before especially the specifications of the phone turned out to be fake, now Samsung has made the phone official and it is headed to Russia first, then to Europe and other Asian countries.  There was no mention of whether the phone will be coming to the US market though.

The Samsung Galaxy premier is a lot like the SIII, but with lesser specs.  It appears that company came up with this phone as a way to reach a wider audience of users who can afford to sacrifice the performance features of the SIII.  The phone runs on a 1.5 GHz dual-core TI Omap 4470 processor unlike the SIII which runs on a quad-core which runs on a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor (international version).  It also boasts a 4.65 inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution (316 ppi density) downgraded from the SIII’s 4.8 inch 1280 x 720 pixels and 1 GB RAM (SIII has 2 GB RAM).

The design and build of the Samsung Galaxy premier is a lot like that of the SIII, including shape and colors as of now.  This one is however a little lighter than the SIII, weighing 130 grams (SIII weighted 133 grams) and has a thickness of 8.99 mm, about 0.4 mm thicker than the SIII.  Other specs of the phone are quite impressive too, staring from an 8 megapixels rear camera, a choice of 8 or 16 GB internal memory but with a memory card slot for expansion with a 32 GB card, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with TouchWiz user interface and a ton of exclusive Samsung software including S Voice, AllShare Play, AllShare Cast and S Beam.

This phone comes with the same battery that the SIII has, a 2,100 mAh Standard Li-Ion battery that can provide upto 790 hours standby time on 3G or 12 hours talk time and has almost all the network and connectivity capabilities of the SIII.  These include WiFi, NFC, 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0.

The Samsung Galaxy Premier will be made available in Russia in November and soon after will come to select countries in Europe and South East Asia including China and Korea.  The phone is scheduled to be released in Ukraine in December and will be sold for 5,555 Hryvnias, that is about $680.  Sammy did not mention whether the phone will be made available officially in the North American markets but we hope that it comes before the holidays because it seems to offer a lot more than what other phones in its category offer.

What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy Premier?  Do you think it will spoil the market for the SIII or is it a great device to complement the SIII’s ‘shortcomings’ in terms of screen size and price?  Would you buy the Premier if it came to the US market for the right price?  Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Core Specs:

Processor: 1.5 GHz dual-core TI Omap 4470 processor

Memory: 1 GB RAM, choice of 8 GB and 16 GB RAM, microSD card slot up to 32 GB

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Display: 4.65 inch 1280 x 720 pixels (316 ppi density)

Cameras: 8 Megapixels rear and 1.9 Megapixels front

Connectivity: WiFi, NFC, 4G LTE, GPS, 2G, 3G and Bluetooth 4.0.

Battery: 2,100 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Premier Specs Leaked; not Galaxy Nexus 2 as Rumored

Think the hottest news on Samsung for the next couple of weeks will be the announcement of the S3 Mini?  Well, you are wrong.  Barely a day after the announcement of the Galaxy S3 mini, rumors surfaced on the internet that Samsung may be working on a new smartphone dubbed the Samsung galaxy Premier.  From what I gather online, this phone will have specs better than those of the Samsung Galaxy nexus but lesser than those of the S3.

The leaked specs also show that the Galaxy premier, which looks a lot like the S3, will come out-of-the-box with Android Jelly Bean and will be powered by a quad-core Exynos processor, the same one that runs the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note II.  However, it will not be a quad-core processor as in the case with those two, it will be a dual-core.  The rumored device is said to have the same 4.65 inch HD Super-AMOLED screen that the galaxy Nexus has and the same resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Earlier, there were rumors that Samsung was working on a Galaxy Nexus 2 phone aka Samsung galaxy GT-I9260 but it turns out it wasn’t a nexus but the Premier.  With its 8 megapixels rear camera and standard features that all Samsung phones come with these days including 4G LTE, NFC, GPS, DLNA and Bluetooth 4.0, this smartphone looks like it will be rakked among the high performance smartphones in the market at the moment.  I should also point out that it is rumored to come with the option of 16 or 32GB onboard memory and a microSD card slot for memory expansion.

If the Samsung Galaxy Premier is real, then Samsung is likely to launch it in Germany towards the end of the year, most likely just before the holiday season.  Unfortunately, due to the phone’s inability to work with HSDPA (HSPA), HSUPA and 4G LTE, it will most likely not come to the US market.  The big question is, could Samsung go through the trouble of making one designed for the use Market?  One with 4G and every ‘standard’ connectivity specification all US-destined Smartphones come with?

We have no idea what the battery of the new phone will be, and neither do we know when, if ever, the phone will be released.  As a matter of fact, we can only speculate whether this is the Nexus 2 or not, so for now we just have to look out for more reliable rumors or news from Samsung.

Core Specs

Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Memory: 1 GB RAM, Choice of 8, 16 or 32 GB onboard memory with MicroSD card slot

Display: 4.65 inch 1280 x 720 pixels Super AMOLED screen

Cameras: 8 megapixels rear, 2 megapixels front

Connectivity: Bluetooth v.4.0, WiFi, DLNA, NFC, GPS (No HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA or 4G apparently 🙁