We dished up some benchmark info for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Premier a week or so ago, but otherwise have kind of ignored the half-rumours that have been popping up – it's been a busy time, after all, but also we can't quite work out why exactly it even exists.
But exist it does, and from today on an official capacity, as Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Premier i9260 in full. And we still can't work out what it's for.
It pretty much sits kind of slightly to the side but very clearly behind the Galaxy S III, offering up a 4.65in AMOLED screen running at 720p, but only a dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor, along with 1GB of RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of memory.
It has an SD card slot, supports LTE, has twin 8MP/1.9MP cameras, a 2,100mAh battery and Android 4.1, plus a bunch of Samsung software bits ported over from the GS3, such as S Voice and S Play.
With initial launch territories of Ukraine (next month), Russia and soon China and other Asian markets, the Galaxy Premier is clearly a regional play aimed at the Far East and some of Europe, but we're still not entirely sure why.
Could it be nothing more than a patchwork of specs and features taken from existing products that have lost their lustre (such as the Galaxy Nexus), and simply repackaged in a vaguely Galaxy S III-like package? Then again, this is Samsung, for whom it sometimes seems like products don't have to have reasons.