Samsung SHV-E170K: Galaxy S III Lite?
South Korean carrier KT just announced a few new LTE-enabled Androids that will be gracing its stable of models, including one that looks like it could be a slightly-lower-end version of the recently-revealed Galaxy S III.
Model SHV-E170K (above, left) looks a bit similar to a GS3, from its general design to the same software. It may be more squared-off than that phone, but it appears to be running the same TouchWiz that Samsung demonstrated when debuting the GS3.
While they’re not quite official, some specs for the E170K are available on GLBenchmark. The 1.5GHz dual-core S4 MSM8960 reminds us of the user agent profile we’ve seen for what appears to be Sprint’s version of the GS3, sporting the same chip.
What makes the E170K more of a lightweight than the GS3 are specs like a five-megapixel main camera instead of the GS3’s eight, and a qHD display instead of a 720p component.
We’re not sure just where else Samsung might plan to release the phone outside of Korea, but the existence of models SHV-E170S and SHV-E170L does seem to suggest that the manufacturer has
broader additional Korean plans for the handset, at least. Samsung appears to be referring to the phone by the codename Jaguar.