By Anu Passary | Oct 31, 2012 03:25 PM EDT
Samsung is on a song to add to its ever-growing line-up of Galaxy smartphones. The Korean company recently launched the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Music, and now, per reports, has officially announced the much-rumored Galaxy Premier.
"The company Samsung Electronics, a global leader in media and digital convergence technologies, has a new GALAXY Premier - a smartphone that provides users with premium features exclusive family of innovative devices GALAXY, at a reasonable price," stated Samsung Ukraine's Web site (translated).
Several rumors and leaks surrounding the Samsung smartphone surfaced on the Internet of late. Recently, images of the Galaxy Premier were spotted on a bus station ad in Guangzhou, China.
The Galaxy Premier or I9260 resembles the Galaxy S3 and feels like an improvised version of the Galaxy Nexus. It packs in software improvements like the TouchWiz UI, S Beam, Smart Stay, Pop-Up Play, and S Voice. The smartphone is NFC enabled and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and A-GPS.
The Galaxy Premier sports a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. A
1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor with 1GB of RAM powers the device. The smartphone measures 2.68 x 5.28 x 0.35 inches and weighs 4.59 ounces. It will be available in 8/16GB with the option to expand the memory (up to 32GB) via a microSD card. The Galaxy Premier will also feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing snapper. The device will come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
"Selling smartphone GALAXY Premier will start in November 2012 in Russia. The device will be available in South East Asia, China and Korea. Depending on the region and suppliers go on sale in two versions Smartphone - 3G and LTE," stated the Samsung Ukraine Web site (translated).
The Galaxy Premier will hit the Ukrainian shelves in Dec. 2012 for around $680.
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