There had been rumors that a device running around under the name Galaxy Premier would be Samsung’s followup to last year’s Galaxy Nexus, mostly due to the closeness in model numbers of the two devices. The Galaxy Nexus launched as the GT-i9250, and the Premier has been assigned a designation of GT-i9260. It seems like the relation has more to do with hardware than it does branding, as the Premier indeed appears to be based off the initial Galaxy Nexus design.
The Premier will feature the same 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with a 720p HD resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, and 8MP camera. Even the outward appearance of the device appears to be a mashup of the Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy S3. But where the Premier differs from the Nexus is the inclusion of the TouchWiz UX over a Jelly Bean base. This definitely will not be a Google Experience phone.
Still, the premier should offer a nice mid-rangey option for those looking for something more affordable than the GS3. We’re still awaiting an official announcement from Samsung.