Samsung launches dual-core SHV-E170K in South Korea

The Samsung Galaxy S III isn’t the only new phone in town. But you would have missed the Samsung SVH-E170K if you weren’t looking for it. The phone was launched for the South Korean market and features specs that read more as a minor Galaxy S II upgrade than a GS3 counterpart. The SVH-E170K features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display at qHD resolution, 5MP rear camera, and 1.3MP front-facing camera. Samsung didn’t reveal too many more details, but SammyHub¬†was able to sleuth out benchmark tests that reveal slightly more. It looks like the phone will feature a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The LTE-enabled phone is headed for KT Wireless, and there does not appear to be plans for a release outside of Korea at this time.

[via Engadget]

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  • MarcusDW

    So this is that “incremental” upgrade AND that rumored GS3 body we once saw.

    I wonder what are the odds of the NEW TouchWiz coming to our old GS2?? I’m sure my carrier won’t bother even if the update does become available though.

    • nerijus ogilba

      it looks better than sgs3

      • MarcusDW

        Yeah it does but the real GS3 design probably has a better feel to it as everybody is saying so.

        I hate having to use a case because my phone isn’t really ergonomic.

  • Jayshmay

    I don’t know why sooo many are being so critical about the GS3 looks!!! It’s far better looking than the Droid X!!! Sheez people, it’s really not a bad looking smartphone!!!

  • averymlewis

    Hmmmm, looks sexy to me, yeah this phone does look awfullyyyyyyyyyyy familiar ;)

  • Butters619

    So much for fewer Android phones this year.

    • dancedroid

      ditto! but i don’t remember Samsung making that commitment lol

  • jay

    The screen on the phone looks fake and photoshopped. ?

  • Ms

    Looks like an ad to me

  • DroidDoesnt_2

    Yet another iPhony…..SMH

    • Stefan K

      Yet another baby…..