Samsung is going to announce a phone later this year called the Galaxy Premier. It’s basically a Galaxy Nexus that looks like a Galaxy S III, except that the TI OMAP 4460 has been swapped out for what we think will be the dual core version of the 32 nanometer Exynos 4412. That and the camera has been improved, it’ll be 8 megapixels, just like the Galaxy S III.

Now before you go mad, yes, we completely understand that Samsung has gone insane when it comes to naming their devices, but there’s nothing we can really do to stop them. We know how crazy it sounds to have a 4 inch (GS3 Mini), 4.65 inch (GP), 4.8 inch (GS3), and 5.5 inch (GN2) version of a device that looks the same, but that’s just how this company operates.

Anyway, onto today’s news. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Premier has been benchmarked in China of all places. It scored a little over 7700, which easily makes it an impressive device. To put that number into perspective, we have a Galaxy Nexus kicking around the office that regularly scores in the 6300 range. Samsung’s second generation Note on the other hand, that easily breaks 13000, which is just bananas.

The guys at SamMobile go on to say that the Galaxy Premier will hit store shelves in December, which isn’t too far off. Now we just want to know how much it’s going to cost. The Galaxy S III Mini will retail for about 400 Euros, while the Galaxy S III can be had for around 150 Euros more, depending on where you live. That means the Galaxy Premier is going to have to fit between that tight gap.

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