Today, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung went official with a new Android-based smartphone, the long rumored Galaxy Premier (I9260).The new smartphone arrives on shelves with a design similar to that of the company’s flagship Galaxy S III handset and is expected to become available for purchase starting with November.
Apparently, Samsung has decided to push the new mobile phone to shelves in Russia and surrounding countries in the beginning, and will announce more on its availability soon after.
The new Samsung Galaxy Premier was made official with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Display (1280×720) on the front, and with a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor packed inside.
The smartphone also packs 1GB of RAM inside, along with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage space.
The specifications list of the new mobile phone also includes an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with LED Flash and support for full HD video recording, along with a 1.9MP front-facing camera for making video calls.
Other specs of Galaxy Premier include HSPA+ or LTE capabilities, depending on the region where it will be available, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, built-in GPS receiver, and a 2100mAh battery. NFC will also be included in the mix.
The smartphone was announced with Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on it, as well as with a range of applications coming from Samsung itself, including the TouchWiz UI, S Beam, Smart Stay, Direct Call, Pop-Up Play, S Voice, and Best Photo.
The handset should feature a price tag of around $680 / €525. Apparently, the mobile phone maker is aiming at releasing the smartphone in Ukraine starting with December at this price tag (5,555UAH).
Hopefully, it won’t be long before Samsung announces additional details on the smartphone’s availability in other markets around the world, so stay tuned to learn more on the matter.