Let’s face it – the name may be a bit on the goofy side, but at least it sounds better than “iPhone Math”, Apple’s purported 4.8-inch device slated for 2014. And it makes more sense, considering the ongoing international music trend of K-Pop, or Korean pop music. The Samsung Galaxy Pop is a midrange device, as it may seem, and one that may be targeted to customers from South Korea, or possibly a few other Asian emerging markets.
That makes it a bit similar to the yet-unreleased Galaxy Premier in terms of emerging markets as the target buyers, but the specs are a bit closer to that of the Galaxy S3.
Like the Galaxy Premier, the Pop will have a 4.65-inch display – details on resolution are still unknown, but it could be 720p. It will have the same quad-core Exynos 4412 processor as the international S3, with 1 GB RAM, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.9-megapixel front camera, 2,100 mAh battery and NFC.
The Galaxy Premier doesn’t support 4G LTE, but rumors suggest the Pop will support this standard.
We doubt that the Galaxy Pop will ever see the light of day outside of Asia, or even out of Korea, for that matter. According to reports on the Pop, it will be available on South Korean carrier SK Telecom. As of now, there isn’t anything to report on regarding release dates, pricing or availability in specific markets aside from the home country.