When it comes to Samsung, they seemingly have a never ending supply of Android devices, blanketing the the smartphone market with phones in every spec, shape, size, and color. I guess that’s why this story makes a lot of sense. It’s been rumored since earlier this year that Samsung could be cooking up a refreshed Galaxy Nexus, to update the aging Nexus’ spec sheet. The boys at SamMobile got their hands on this purported spec sheet for the Samsung GT-I9260, with a model number fitting the device square between the current Galaxy Nexus (I9250), and the Galaxy S3 (I9300).
The spec sheet goes onto to list some upgrades to some the specs that many have felt held back the Galaxy Nexus from true greatness like it’s poor processor, horrible camera sensor, and lack of expandable memory. As you can see from the above spec sheet, an updated 1.5GHz (unspecified processor) A9 processor has been listed and could be the higher-end OMAP 4470 with beefier PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Also listed is an 8MP rear camera with 1.9MP front facing camera which, if bringing along with it an improved camera sensor, could mean drastically better picture quality. The display is also listed as matching that of the Galaxy S3, improving the quality of the original. The most shocking update is the inclusion of an SD card slot, something die-hard Android users have been vocal about the Galaxy Nexus lacking (along with any other new Android device launching without).
Exciting? Most definitely. That is, if true. I guess the next question we should ask is when can we expect this rumored Galaxy Nexus Plus to launch, and if it’s possible to have too many Nexus phones at one time? Nah.