November 1, 2012 - 19:34 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Samsung Galaxy Premier has been doing the rumour-rounds for some time which culminated in an image of the smartphone being leaked last week. Now Samsung have officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Premier, which is a slightly more affordable version of the Galaxy SIII, 3g.co.uk reported.
Samsung in Ukraine have been the ones to unveil the smartphone, which could give an indication of the markets the smartphone is aimed at.
The Samsung Galaxy Premier has a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED touch-screen which runs at a resolution of 1280*720 pixels. This isn't much of a compromise compared to the Galaxy SIII's 4.8 inch display, but the Premier does lower costs slightly by replacing the SIII's quad-core processor with a dual-core chip.
However, the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor still provides more than adequate power and the smartphone also comes with 1GB of RAM. The Galaxy Premier also has both a rear-facing 8 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 1.9 mega-pixel snapper for video calling. Android Jelly Bean (4.1) comes pre-loaded on the Samsung Galaxy Premier, while it'll be available in a choice of either 8 or 16GB of on-board memory which can be upgraded using microSD cards.
Supported connectivity includes 3G, WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth, which means no 4G LTE initially but we're hopeful it'll be added if the Premier ever launches in the UK.
The Samsung Galaxy Premier is expected to launch in November and has been priced at the equivalent of £400. 3G wonders what market Samsung is aiming for with the Premier because it's only slightly smaller and lower-specced than the Galaxy SIII, 3g.co.uk said.