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Samsung Galaxy Premier premiers in Ukraine, to hit shelves next month with HSPA+ or LTE

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Samsung Galaxy Premier premiers in Ukraine, to hit shelves next month with HSPA+ or LTE
Samsung Galaxy Premier premiers in Ukraine, to hit shelves next month with HSPA+ or LTE
Oh, Galaxy Premier, we were putting so much faith you might become the next Samsung Nexus device, but you just became official, and in Ukraine at that. The phone indeed sounds like a souped-up Galaxy Nexus, though, with all the beauty of Android 4.1, yet with Nature UX on top.

As for the hardware part, it features everything that was rumored - a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display, 8 MP rear camera with 1080 video recording, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot, and 2,100 mAh battery to keep things humming along.

Samsung Galaxy Premier premiers in Ukraine, to hit shelves next month with HSPA+ or LTE
Nothing was mentioned about the processor, but it is most likely a 1.5 GHz dual-core TI OMAP4470 affair, and the phone will have either HSPA+ or LTE connectivity woven in, depending on the region. The Samsung Galaxy Premier will go out next month, and will be sold in Ukraine, where the official announcement tip came from, for the equivalent of $680.

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posted on 31 Oct 2012, 03:20 2

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Not a bad device, especially considering the big jump in the GPU power and CPU frequency from the Galaxy Nexus which runs pretty flawlessly on Jelly Bean.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 04:25

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


Can this compare to Nexus 4? I don't think so especially Nexus 4 screen, design and software and price are way better.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 04:56

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


No, not at all really. The OMAP 4470 doesn't really compare too well to the quad S4 Pro, and I'm pretty sure this has 1 GB RAM vs the 2 GB on the Nexus 4. Design is obviously better, screen is more of a preference (some like Amoled some like LCD), and this will probably be a higher price than the Nexus 4. Software is more of a preference also; does the extra software benefits of Touchwiz make up for the lack of quick updates? It's subjective.

Anyways; no, I think the Nexus 4 is a much better overall device. However, if you are willing to give up quick updates for Touchwiz and give up a superior design for expandable storage, then this device should suit you well. Performance should be negligible because the Galaxy Nexus already runs perfectly on Jelly Bean, and this Galaxy Premier has twice as much graphics power as the Galaxy Nexus; so even though the S4 Pro in the Nexus 4 is superior to the OMAP 4470, just because of Project Butter performance should be the same.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:39

7. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Nice phone

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 03:55

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Samsung blows another load on apples leg

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 04:15

3. xfire99 (Posts: 570; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy Premier, 2 that shouldnt be released at all and dont see the meaning inte these 2. Except Samsung want to rides on theirs Galaxy serie succes.
If the price is lower, then fine, but price is too high for both devices and better buy Galaxy S3.
Just cant defend Samsung on this.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:37

9. Captain_Doug (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You don't see the point of the mini? How about a 4 inch screen? Samsung doesn't have anything else like that out right now. There are a lot of people who haven't jumped on the 4.5"+ screen bandwagon. They need a phone too. I kind of agree about the Premier though. Maybe if it was a 4.3-4.5" device. As it is it is too much like the SIII to be it's own device.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 04:33

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Not bad at all. Ti OMAP are good processors.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:32 1

8. Captain_Doug (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Especially the 4470. That is a much needed upgrade over the 4460. Heck, if this was released as the Nexus, I'd be happy with it. It's great that hardware has finally gotten to the point that it can handle Android without a sweat. Obviously faster is always welcome especially with 1080P screens being introduced but a 4470 is really all I would need for my phone. Next phone I pick won't really be based off of how powerful the chipset is(to a point), I'll be looking at battery life.

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