We’ve heard a lot about the Samsung GT-I9260 and up until a point we were quite certain that this device will be the next Nexus. Thing became clear that LG was the preferred Google OEM for this year and the I9260 got a name: Galaxy Premier. It has been now officially announced in Russia, with other markets joining soon.
We’re looking at an improved Galaxy Nexus with a Galaxy S III- and Note II-like design. There’s no info on the SoC inside it but according to reports it might be a 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 aided by the PowerVR SGX 544 GPU. Other, confirmed, specs include a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, eight-megapixel main shooter, 1.9-megapixel webcam, HSPA+ or LTE radio capability depending on the region, 8- and 16GB internal storage flavors with microSD expansion slot, NFC, 2100mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Roll out will start next month in Russia and Ukraine and will go for 5555 Ukrainian grivnas (around $679). Other regions will follow.
Source: Samsung Ukraine