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.