Oct 31st, 2012 publishUpdated   Dec 4th, 2012, 5:17 pm

Once rumored to be a followup to the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung has made the Galaxy Premier official for release in the Ukraine. The phone does share some elements in common, including a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display and dual-core TI OMAP processor, though it has been bumped up to a 1.5GHz 4470 rather than the 4460 found in the Galaxy Nexus.

Other specs include 1GB RAM, an 8MP rear camera and 1.9MP front camera, and NFC support. The phone shares in the design language that has dictated the look of the Galaxy S3 and more recently Galaxy Note 2, though it seems like an interesting release considering the device fits in a similar class as the Galaxy S3 Mini.

So we can officially scratch the Galaxy Premier off our list of possible Nexus handsets, though it is looking less and less likely that rumors of an expanded Nexus smartphone lineup with devices from several manufacturers will come to pass. Those in the Ukraine can expect the Premier to land sometime in November for a price of 5,555 Ukrainian hryvnias, or about $680.

[Samsung via Engadget]

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