The first details of an alleged Galaxy Nexus successor have begun to emerge. These details give an idea of what to possibly expect, and from the sound of things, we’re in for a moderate refresh. The information, obtained by SAMMobile, advises that the codename is rumored to be “Superior” with the model number of GT-I9260.
That model number should ring some bells if you’re a Nexus user, as the model number for the Galaxy Nexus is I9250. In keeping with Samsung’s trend of keeping model numbers similar for similar devices, this could well be a close cousin of the Galaxy Nexus. The device comes with a 4.65″ Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.5 Ghz dual-core Cortex A9 CPU, an 8 Megapixel camera in the back, a 1.9 Megapixel camera at the front, and in a move that will surely excite fanboys – the potential addition of a microSD card slot. These specs are a bit of a bump over last year’s Nexus, which shipped with a dual-core 1.2Ghz Cortex A9, a meager 5 Megapixel camera in the rear and a 1.3 Megapixel camera in the front. The lower end camera on the GNex has often been cited as the weakest aspect of the device and this upgrade seems to try and improve that.
What’s interesting about this is that the i9260 doesn’t scream high-end by any means. On the other hand, the GT-i9260 model number appears alongside the name “Nexus” in the leaked spreadsheet. This suggests the “Superior” is indeed another Samsung Nexus device, and not just a TouchWiz phone based on Gnex-like specs.
With Google more than likely looking to throw out another flagship Nexus, this could well become one of the five Nexus devices that are rumored to be launching in the fall for Android’s 5th Anniversary. If this is to be Samsung’s entry in to the five Nexus devices portfolio, then it could be the first time in two years now, that another manufacturer would be getting a shot at building the next Android king.
Should these rumors prove to be correct, we ought to see more details uncovered over the next few weeks. If history is any indicator, then a potential announcement is only a few months away. DroidDog will continue to keep you updated as new details emerge on the next Nexus handset.