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Samsung Galaxy Premier Specs Outed

By - Source: TechRadar | B 25 comments

Smartphone boasts two 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processors.

Details on the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy Premier (seen on the left in the above image alongside the Galaxy S3) smartphone have been outed.

Following the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, news pertaining to the existence of the 'Premier' handset was reportedly confirmed. More details have now emerged, with the Samsung Galaxy Premier, otherwise known as the GT-i9268, said to be running on a dual-core system-on-chip clocked at 1.5GHz and on the Cortex-A9. While the SGX543MP4 is utilized by Apple's A5X SoC in order to power the new iPad, the smartphone appears to boast the more powerful PowerVR SGX544.

No word on pricing or release just yet but we'll keep you posted.

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The Samsung Galaxy Premier is also said to feature a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, as well as a measurement of 133.97 x 68.1 x 8.8mm.

Due to its inability to work on LTE networks running in the US, the Galaxy Premier is expected to release exclusively in European regions by the end of the year.

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    blazorthon , October 24, 2012 10:36 PM
    Dual-core 1.5GHz A9? That's not really impressive IMO.
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    etichi , October 24, 2012 10:51 PM
    really blazorthon?
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    ltdementhial , October 24, 2012 11:04 PM
    otacon72S3 came out how long ago? S4 is coming out in Feb... S3 mini is on the way and now the S3 Premier? You people complain Apple milks their customers... Apple has nothing on Android smartphones. New versions are coming out every 3-6 months..


    Theres a massive differences between your comment and the real thing.

    S3 came out almost 5 months ago, by the time S4 comes out it will be like 9-12 months old.

    S3 Mini isn't all new Cellphone it's simply an smaller phone boosting the same hardware as the original one, theres people who doesn't like big screens.

    S4 will probably come out between May and june of next year.

    Apple doesn't make "new" cellphones they just upgrade the hardware and tweak the thing a little bit...now that's milking because with an android phone if you wish, you don have to rely on official updates you can go to XDA or any site like that and download a custom room.

    People who has an Android phone actually use it 1-2 years and then change it. with Apple products is much more a fashion gadget. yes people use it all day but anyone with a smart device use it more than be sitting on a pc a while just to be in social networks.

    Apple has the amount of hate it has because theyre very overhyped and nothing good can came out of somenthig like that, look all those patent class lawsuits they exist becasue Apple products are so overhyped because of how does they closed garden of fantasies work so Apple thinks they can get away with theyre products and bully other manofacturers, now thats somenthing to be concerned about.
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    blazorthon , October 24, 2012 11:06 PM
    etichireally blazorthon?


    What? That's nothing compared to Krait and A15 at 1.5GHz and we've had them both for more than long enough to make more extensive use of them. Heck, Apple's A6 runs at a little over 1GHz and it significantly beats a dual-core 1.5GHz A9. A dual-core 1.5GHz A9 would have been impressive a year ago or a little less than a year ago, but it's not so great these days. The graphics seems to be incredible if what the article states is true, but the CPU, although good, is not great.
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    etichi , October 24, 2012 11:16 PM
    Apple also controls the hardware thus controls the compilers and thus... controls the byte code. I just am asking for perspective and really, what are you doing on your phone that it matters?

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    blazorthon , October 24, 2012 11:20 PM
    etichiApple also controls the hardware thus controls the compilers and thus... controls the byte code. I just am asking for perspective and really, what are you doing on your phone that it matters?


    What's your point? None of that is relevant. I said that a 1.5GHz dual-core A9 SoC is not very impressive in CPU performance because it isn't in the face of more modern chips. Furthermore, it's not about what you do on your current phone, it's about what you could do if it was better. Apps can only get better if there's enough performance for improvements.
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    Kami3k , October 24, 2012 11:21 PM
    otacon72S3 came out how long ago? S4 is coming out in Feb... S3 mini is on the way and now the S3 Premier? You people complain Apple milks their customers... Apple has nothing on Android smartphones. New versions are coming out every 3-6 months..


    Each for a different market.

    S3 Mini is for those who want a Galaxy, but don't like the big screen. And this is for the European market and is for those who want a phone in between the nexus and S3.

    Fail more Apple Cultist.
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    etichi , October 24, 2012 11:23 PM
    I guess I am getting old blazorthon but that is pretty impressive none the less. 1.5 in your pocket. you are whining like my kids.
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    back_by_demand , October 24, 2012 11:24 PM
    etichireally blazorthon?

    Yes, really, someone still thinks the GHz arms race from the P4-era is still going on based on the first comment, nice attempt at a save in the retort however but doesn't do anything but look like an ignorant comment first out of the gate. Maybe if the first comment was a technical one and not some pithy soundbite it would have come across better. Note from teacher, must try harder.
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    blazorthon , October 24, 2012 11:28 PM
    etichiI guess I am getting old blazorthon but that is pretty impressive none the less. 1.5 in your pocket. you are whining like my kids.


    I'm not whining and it's not impresssive to keep using older SoCs. Furthermore, frequency isn't the problem, performance is. Frequency and performance aren't even remotely the same thing.

    back_by_demandYes, really, someone still thinks the GHz arms race from the P4-era is still going on based on the first comment, nice attempt at a save in the retort however but doesn't do anything but look like an ignorant comment first out of the gate. Maybe if the first comment was a technical one and not some pithy soundbite it would have come across better. Note from teacher, must try harder.


    What in my post says that I think that clock frequency = performance, what in my comment implies that I think that 1.5GHz is the issue, and what about my comment is ignorant?
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    etichi , October 24, 2012 11:43 PM
    I know you aren't whining blazorthon but I have given you something in my second comment that you found irrelevant. look again. hint: software means more than you think.

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    blazorthon , October 24, 2012 11:49 PM
    etichiI know you aren't whining blazorthon but I have given you something in my second comment that you found irrelevant. look again. hint: software means more than you think.


    That isn't relevant to what I said. Software and such matter, but not in the context that I was talking about. I was speaking strictly of hardware comparisons, not aggregate performance. Even ignoring any software advantages, Apple's A6 is faster per MHz compared to Cortex A9.
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    house70 , October 24, 2012 11:55 PM
    Oh, Samsung... It would have been really sweet if you launched a Nexus variant (read AOSP code) of your flagship, along with whatever loaded version the carriers demanded from you. Getting to choose between a phone that gets updates directly from Google vs. a similar phone that gets updated at the carriers' whim would have been an awesome thing for customers and would have proven a point to the carriers, as well.
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    back_by_demand , October 25, 2012 12:08 AM
    blazorthonWhat in my post says that I think that clock frequency = performance, what in my comment implies that I think that 1.5GHz is the issue, and what about my comment is ignorant?

    Your first post, the pithy 9 word soundbite - it's not what you said, it's what you didn't say, ie, anything useful or informative, which led you to elaborate with more detail later. But I though that was abundantly clear from my previous post, but here I go having to explain ad-nauseum. Again.
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    blazorthon , October 25, 2012 12:12 AM
    back_by_demandYour first post, the pithy 9 word soundbite - it's not what you said, it's what you didn't say, ie, anything useful or informative, which led you to elaborate with more detail later. But I though that was abundantly clear from my previous post, but here I go having to explain ad-nauseum. Again.


    I didn't find the CPU of this phones SoC to be impressive. There's nothing that says I have to explain myself and I shouldn't have to explain myself given that why it's not impressive should be obvious. It's a a mere Cortex A9! Do I really need to give a technical explanation of why I'm not impressed by a one or two year old CPU?
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    uvirra , October 25, 2012 1:48 AM
    otacon72S3 came out how long ago? S4 is coming out in Feb... S3 mini is on the way and now the S3 Premier? You people complain Apple milks their customers... Apple has nothing on Android smartphones. New versions are coming out every 3-6 months..

    S3 Mini is more for budget constraint user or those who prefer smaller sized phone. At least this gives opportunity to more people to experience smartphones. Even I myself, the 1 and only smartphone I'm having now is Samsung Galaxy Mini (The 1st gen), not because I wanted smaller screen, but due to budget constraint.
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    northernmonkey , October 25, 2012 2:19 AM
    blazorthonI didn't find the CPU of this phones SoC to be impressive. There's nothing that says I have to explain myself and I shouldn't have to explain myself given that why it's not impressive should be obvious. It's a a mere Cortex A9! Do I really need to give a technical explanation of why I'm not impressed by a one or two year old CPU?


    Because they are not going to show up their current flagship model the S3 with a cheaper, newer model are they.
    Not every new phone is meant to outperform the previous release; just fulfill a different role, consumer need etc. and not everyone wants the biggest, fastest piece of kit but one thing is certain......there will always be someone who is disappointed with whatever comes out and feels it necessary to shout from the cheap seats.
    Maybe if you were making executive decisions at Samsung it would've been the perfect phone with the perfect hardware........but then i guess there would still be someone complaining wouldn't there
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    blazorthon , October 25, 2012 3:53 AM
    northernmonkeyBecause they are not going to show up their current flagship model the S3 with a cheaper, newer model are they.Not every new phone is meant to outperform the previous release; just fulfill a different role, consumer need etc. and not everyone wants the biggest, fastest piece of kit but one thing is certain......there will always be someone who is disappointed with whatever comes out and feels it necessary to shout from the cheap seats.Maybe if you were making executive decisions at Samsung it would've been the perfect phone with the perfect hardware........but then i guess there would still be someone complaining wouldn't there


    They seem to have "showed it up" in graphics performance while losing to it in CPU performance. I'm not saying that the phone has to be perfect, it's just quirky.
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    Firion87 , October 25, 2012 5:20 AM
    now as far as I read the comments, they are about the CPU..... nobody about the GPU? For me it looks more like this thing will be really powerful. As far as my experience goes with these "smartphones" they were lacking more graphical power than CPU. I'm fine with dual core's :) 
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    murzar , October 25, 2012 5:53 AM
    blazorthonThey seem to have "showed it up" in graphics performance while losing to it in CPU performance. I'm not saying that the phone has to be perfect, it's just quirky.



    Reminds me of AMD. Perfectly balanced, don't you think?
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