As with quite a lot of other devices, we've heard a lot about them before release and it seems like we all know what's coming. This seems no more true than with the Galaxy Premier as we've had leaked benchmarks all the way to press images. Granted, it wasn't as good as the leaks surrounding LG's Nexus 4 but, we got more than enough. We've been hearing things surrounding the Galaxy Premier from as early as this past summer, rumors circled around the model number at first, being i9260 makes the device very close to the i9250 model number of the Galaxy Nexus, setting sparks alight of this being a successor to the Galaxy Nexus for a set of 5 phones. We didn't see 5 phones and we didn't see anything too similar to the Galaxy Nexus. It seems that Samsung has some stock left over from the Galaxy Nexus and can do something with it.
The Galaxy Premier is finally official and we can now confirm that it's essentially a Galaxy Nexus dressed up as a Galaxy S III. Other than that, the device is confirmed to be packing the following specs:
- 4.65-inch screen, 720 x 1,280 Super AMOLED panel,
- Dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor
- 8MP rear-facing camera with a 1.9MP front-facing camera
- 1GB of RAM
- Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi,
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 2100 mAh Battery
Okay so, maybe this is a little more than a Galaxy Nexus in fancy dress but, the concept is essentially the same, this is parts from the Galaxy Nexus put together with some new parts to make this strange device in the Galaxy S III line-up. It's going to be available in the Ukraine soon, for roughly $680 but, that's a straight conversion so don't take out word for it. When it comes to it, I wonder what Samsung is doing with this device and what sort of market they're selling it to, it's essentially a smaller Galaxy S III but as small as the Mini, making it some strange device that is closer to the S III than the S III Mini. Samsung, I realize that you have a lot of screen stock floating around but, that doesn't mean you have to sell devices that don't immediately show a purpose.