Upgraded Samsung Galaxy Nexus 'Superior' on the way?

Upgraded Samsung Galaxy Nexus 'Superior' on the way?

There have been plenty of little nuggets of info that have been spewed out the sides of the Apple v Samsung legal battle machine, such as Samsung's claim that sales of the flagship Galaxy Nexus it makes for Google have been “minuscule”.

Well, hold that thought, as it seems a refresh may be on the way. A spec list for what appears to be an upgraded version of the Samsung-made Google handset have hit the web bearing the code name GT-i9260 – or the Superior.

Together with the fact that the model name isn't far off the current Galaxy Nexus' GT-i9255 label, the suggestion is that this is not a completely new model but rather an upgrade to the current handset.

And the leaked specs certainly bear this out. The display remains unchanged at 4.65 inches across, though will be upgraded from a Super AMOLED to a Super AMOLED HD panel. Surprisingly, we're still in dual-core land processor-wise, though there's a bump from 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz, while the camera jumps from 5MP to 8MP.

In this day and age that remains a decidedly mid-range spec, and one wonders if Samsung is deliberately trying not to wizz on the Galaxy S III's chips here. There's no stellar new version of Android likely to accompany the upgrade, so there's no need to be looking to make some kind of high-end statement.

Still, it'll hopefully give the Galaxy Nexus a small sales boost in the run-up to Christmas. Superior certainly beats minuscule any day of the week.

Via SamMobile

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krogothnx  Aug. 21, 2012 at 19:44

I call shennanigans. SAMOLED HD? Its already an 'HD' display... and wasn't the gnex the first phone with a 1280x720 display?

Pondlife  Aug. 21, 2012 at 19:44

Doesn't sound ever so impressive, but the inclusion of sd card capability is interesting addition and better screen is never a bad thing, pricing will show just how interesting the phone is.

Wasn't original pentile? Maybe this wouldn't be krogothnx.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 21, 2012 at 19:53

The inclusion of an SD card slot makes me even more doubtful that I normally am about such things. I thought the Android development team have already said that SD cards and Android don't play so nicely any more? Or maybe I misinterpreted things, it's only a vague feeling I have that I read something about it months ago.

dcx_badass  Aug. 22, 2012 at 00:43

No, google do not like external storage, it's the reason Google/Nexus device (phones and tablets) don't have external storage. I'm not buying this, going to call it, fake.


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