At the end of October, when Samsung announced the new Galaxy Premier i9260, it said the smartphone would be released in December. However, in case you’re hoping to buy one this month, it looks like you won’t be able to do it.
SamMobile reports that Samsung is delaying the Galaxy Premier until January 2013, or even early February – when the handset will be available not only in white, but also in grey. Of course, this isn’t officially confirmed, so it’s just a rumor for now.
The Galaxy Premier stands somewhere between the original Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S III Mini. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and features a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED diplay with 1280 x 720 pixels, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.9MP front-facing camera, 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
In other Samsung news, the company has unveiled an LTE-ready version of the Galaxy S III in Russia.
The Galaxy S III LTE will be Russia’s first LTE-capable smartphone, and maybe that’s why it’s going to be quite expensive: 29,999 RUB (about €745 or $975). It should be available for purchase starting December 20, via MegaFon, in 17 major cities across Russia (including Moscow and Saint Petersburg).
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