Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Premier in late October and stated that the smartphone would be available on the market in November.For unknown reasons, the South Korean company decided to postpone the launch of the Galaxy Premier until January 2013.
Today, ePrice reports that the handset has landed in Taiwan and customers can now purchase it for only $550/€410 off contract.
It is also worth mentioning that customers will be able to choose from three color options: titanium grey, black and white.
The Galaxy Premier ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and packs a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor.
Furthermore, the smartphone comes equipped with a PowerVR SGX544 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM. It also embeds 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
Another strong point of the Galaxy Premier is the 4.65-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and 16 million colors.
On the back, the device boasts an enhanced 8-megapixel photo snapper that features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. There’s also a secondary 1.9-megapixel camera on the front.
Samsung Galaxy Premier drains energy from a 2,100 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should provide up to 790 hours of standby time (600 hours in 3G mode) or up to 22 hours of talk time (11 hours in 3G mode).
Taiwanese blog Sogi has also published a few benchmarks that show Galaxy Premier’s performances. Thus, the smartphone positioned itself under HTC One X and right above the Asus Transformer Prime.
Although the smartphone has already been delayed a few times, once it’s gone live in a country, we can safely assume it will be rolled out globally within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on this one.