Samsung possibly working on Galaxy Premier device

Reports suggest the Galaxy Premier will be a watered-down Galaxy S3.

Galaxy Premier on left, Galaxy S3 on right. Mobile Geeks

Forget about the Galaxy S3 Mini . The latest Samsung rumors are swirling around a Galaxy Premier device that will be one step up from a Galaxy Nexus , but below the global GS3 in the smartphone pecking order.

According to Gotta Be Mobile which names German tech news site Mobile Geeks as the original source, the Galaxy Premier will feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but will be powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and not the fancy quad-core Exynos chip inside the global Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II . The Premier's screen will also share the same size and resolution with the older Galaxy Nexus.

More like the GS3, the Galaxy Premier is also said to use an 8-megapixel camera and not the lower resolution 5-megapixel imaging system of the Galaxy Nexus. Other smartphone staples include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, and DLNA for sharing media over home networks.

U.S. customers won't likely get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Premier since rumor has it the phone is meant for European markets.

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