Samsung to launch GT-i9260 as Galaxy Premier?

When the Samsung GT-i9260 first popped up in the rumour mill, it was thought that it would launch as the Galaxy Premier. More recent rumours suggested instead that it would be Samsung’s next Nexus smartphone. After all, the model number was not very far from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus’ own GT-i9250 number. If German site Mobile Geeks is to be believed, the original rumours were the correct ones and it will launch as the Samsung Galaxy Premier.

Rumoured Samsung Galaxy Premier specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA 14.4/5.76 and EDGE/GPRS
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.65-inch HD (1280×720) Super AMOLED
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 8 or 16GB onboard and microSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP AF with LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB port
  • Dimensions: 68.1 x 133.97 x 8.8 millimeters

The report adds that it will look very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S III as you can see below:

Rumoured Samsung Galaxy Premier

Samsung Galaxy Premier and Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy Premier is expected to go on sale in the fourth quarter for about €480 (about CA$607). There is no word on where and for how much it will launch.

If the Samsung GT-i9260 is not Samsung’s next Nexus device, what is? Or will it skip the next generation to focus instead on the rumoured Nexus 10 tablet?

Read more: Mobile Geeks (in German) [Google translation] (Source: SamMobile)