Samsung gets official with the Galaxy Premier 465inch HD Super AMOLED, 8MP camera, GS III styling

If Samsung took a wrong turn with its brand-diluting Galaxy S III Mini, then the much-leaked Galaxy Premier is where it gets back on track. The phone keeps the outward visage of the Galaxy S III and makes only modest sacrifices in order to reach a wider audience. These include a slightly shrunken 4.65-inch screen, which still blazes away with a full 720 x 1,280 Super AMOLED panel, an acceptable dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The cameras haven’t been messed with — we’re still looking at an 8-megapixel rear and a 1.9-megapixel front-facer — while connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. So far, the phone has only been made official in the Ukraine, where it’s been pegged for a November release and priced at 5,555 Ukrainian hryvnias — an exotic-sounding figure that very roughly translates to $680.