South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung is reportedly getting ready for the launch of a new smartphone in its homeland market, namely the Galaxy POP.The new device is expected to hit shelves with a quad-core processor packed inside, while said to be the Korean flavor of the Galaxy Premier.
However, it seems that the handset vendor has made a series of changes to the phone’s hardware specs, so as to make it a bit more competitive.
Thus, the Galaxy POP will land on shelves with a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, with a Mali GPU and 1GB of RAM attached to it.
Furthermore, the smartphone features 8GB / 16GB of internal memory, along with a Lithium-ion 2100 mAh battery.
The phone’s Super AMOLED screen measures 4.65 inches diagonally and can deliver a 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution.
Featuring model number SHV-E220, the Samsung Galaxy POP is expected to arrive on shelves in South Korea with support for multiple 3G and LTE networks, a recent post on Cetizen reads.
The same as Galaxy Premier, the handset will sport an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording, and complemented by a front camera to enable video chatting while on the go.
The smartphone is also said to run under Google’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, while featuring the TouchWiz 5.0 user interface loaded on top.
The Samsung Galaxy POP is expected to become available for purchase in South Korea in February, and should be released on shelves at all major wireless carriers there, including SK Telecom, KT, and LG U Plus.
As mentioned above, the Galaxy POP is said to be the Korean version of Galaxy Premier, and those who would like to have a look at the specs of this smartphone can head over to this page on Softpedia.