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Samsung Galaxy Nexus successor said to pack a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, same 4.65-inch screen

0. phoneArena 21 Aug 2012, 06:09 posted on

A Samsung fan site is speculating that a successor to the Galaxy Nexus is in the works. The handset in question is said to be codenamed "Superior" and supposedly carries a model number GT-i9260. As a side note, the GT-i9250 is the HSPA+ version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus we all know and love...

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posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:19 2

1. tab62 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Hope this Is Legit :)

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:17 1

34. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

instead of the new nexus , i think this phone is the rumoured galaxy s2+

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 20:22

39. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

The inclusion of an SD card slot does seem to support that hypothesis.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:20 6

2. hateftotti (Posts: 198; Member since: 03 May 2011)

I think it is the best way for Google to sell many Nexus.The price will be affordable this time and thanks to Jelly Bean phone will work smooth without any lag.
So it can be considered as a smart movement from Samsung and Google.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:46 4

8. MeoCao (unregistered)

Affordable does not mean low specs. Google should continue with Nexus 7 strategy.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:02

14. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

the $200 phone UNLOCKED! yeah yeah yeah.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:17

16. kweldude101 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

maybe not that low but at least under $400 unlocked would be nice

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:43

24. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Gnex should depreciate upon this release... 300-349? hahaha. ill keep dreaming.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:24 6

3. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)

Why not A15 based cores?

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:41

6. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:47 4

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I agree. Their next phone needs to be at least a quad-core if it's going to be an ARM A9. If it stays dual-core then they really need to have an ARM A15. Anything else would be a BIG disappointment.

I like the screen size but bigger would be a plus. 4.8 inch would be nice. Also 2GB of RAM should be standard among top tier phones. 8MP is fine with the right lens & all the other Google goodies that come with a Nexus is standard as always.

Every Nexus has been a big leap features wise & I don't see the next Nexus deviating from that mold.

This is just RUMOR. Google wouldn't do this especially after all the great features & specs the Nexus 7 has. Why can't they do the same with the next Nexus?


posted on 21 Aug 2012, 07:33 2

11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

I want to see quad core snapdragon s4 krait , 4.7inch superlcd2 with 1366 x 768 resolution , 2GB of DDR3 ram , camera at least 8mp (i dont take a lot of pictures anyway ,

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 07:42

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Hey that sounds GREAT to me. I will jump on that sexy boat.

+1 to you too.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:03 3

15. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

Make it the mpq8064 Quad-core, at 2.0Ghz, 3000Mah, then root it, overclock it to 2.5. With 3Gb Ram.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:44 1

25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

thats a little too much .
But there is something in my head for a while now dont know you guys will think i am crazy or not ?
Remember sharp's quattron ? Sharp should bring this kind of display into its mobile screen .

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:47 4

27. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

and get your balls to melt when put in your pocket ;)

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 01:09

42. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Btw I if it doesn't have microsd slot or removable battery , I am okay with that

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:35 3

4. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)

Why dual core? -.- Might end up being a cons at the PA review, if it actually is dual core!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:21 1

19. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 481; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Rumor? -_-

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:40

5. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

Nothing is confirmed yet. It should have Quad-core.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:19 1

17. kweldude101 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

it could be quad core but if they make it quad core the price will go way up and the Gnex has proven that with jelly bean, u dont need a quad core processor to be smooth

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 15:57

38. Aeires (unregistered)

Agreed, with JB consistently pushing 60 fps, even on an older Ti-OMAP processor it's super smooth. Unless there's a significant battery life improvement or seriously need it for future proofing your phone against unknown advances Google is getting ready for, some of the dual cores are enough at this point in time.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:44 1

7. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Sounds nice but not Galaxy S3 standard..

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 07:31 2

10. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Nexus with microSD slot ? I really don't believe this

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:47 1

26. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

me too , i dont think samsung will get the next nexus anyway and i dont think Google will pack such terrible specs into the next nexus , it will at least comes with a tegra 3 . So i am 100% confirm this is fake

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 09:56

30. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

Well you better slap your face and try to believe this, the more who believes makes the wishes come true :}

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 07:58 1

13. VJo003 (Posts: 357; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Samsung will get the next Nexus... When was that confirmed?

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:20

18. kweldude101 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

i hope samsung will so that they can use the oled display

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:25 1

20. fistigons (Posts: 330; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

I don't know why everybody is complaining. My laptop is 1.5GHz dual core. It's also 4 years old, runs a crap load of programs and it still runs fast. I'm sure google tested the quad core and maybe they are leaning towards a better battery life. This phone will still run great as long as it has jelly bean on it and can handle the next great OS. I'm personally hoping for a great camera and more ram. I'm really hoping the sd rumor is true.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:34

22. kweldude101 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

thank you! Jelly Bean has proven to run on the Gnex just as fast as the S3 runs touchwiz. id rather google keep the price lower and increase battery life than adding an unnecessary quad core processor. 2gb ram, that 8 mega pix camera, and an sd card all combined and at the most, maybe $400 unlocked. now that would be perfect!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:26

21. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

They better not label this a Nexus device. Otherwise, Samsung getting greedy will ruin the whole '1 device a year'

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:43

23. Captain_Doug (Posts: 997; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Sounds pretty cool. I'm interested.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:59

28. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

Xperia S > SL
just like this.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:59

29. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

they might use snapdragon s4 / s4 pro, tegra 3, or the a-15 dual core TI OMAP processor

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 10:54

31. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Ok I'm expecting more from the next Nexus. For one, I want a better camera. I want my phone camera to completely replace my digital camera. So that under any condition, it'll provide great shots. I know megapixel aren't that big of a factor with phone cameras, it's more based on the technology used, but still, I think it should house a 12 or 13 megapixel camera, considering that 8 is the current standard, and I'm already dealing with a 5. They need to get a step ahead, not match the standard. The technology in the current Nexus camera is pretty great. Even with 5 megapixels, pictures come out looking great due to the super AMOLED HD screen. (Some even look better than the iPhone 4S because the colors are more vibrant).

And making it Quad-Core with 2GB ram would really make it future proof. You guys think this is possible or am I demanding too much?

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:31

43. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

That surely is possible, but this is most likely not the successor to the Galaxy Nexus... I'm pretty sure this is just a Touchwiz device, inspired by Nexus hardware with a slight spec bump. If you really want that great of a camera, you should look at the Sony Xperia GX (I think) that is coming out soon, with that 13 MP stacked camera lens, should be REALLY nice; or just get the Sony Nexus (if it's true). But anyways; yes, what you are asking for surely is possible, and probably will be in one of the next Nexus. The Sony Nexus should have the best camera out of the reported 4 of them. Should also be equipped with either a quad-core processor, or a dual-core A-15 processor like the S4 Pro or OMAP5; along with 1.5-2 GB RAM.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 09:55

45. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Yea I actually heard Sony is great with their cameras. Well I certainly won't be expecting any of this from Apple lol.

Sony Nexus sounds really nice. That Xperia GX is really nice, but the only thing that sucks is the battery. I forgot to mention that, I'm also waiting for the battery standard to become at least 3000+ mAh like the RAZR MAXX. I think that's number 1 on my want list. Don't even care about all the cores as much as that.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 14:09

46. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Well, actually Apple's cameras they use in the iPhone and iPad are made by Sony I believe.

With the S4 Pro (that's probably what Sony will use for their Nexus) it has about a 20-30% increase in battery life over the OMAP 4460 in the Galaxy Nexus, and will probably have a bigger battery as well (>1900), so that's about... a combined 50-60% increase in battery life over the Galaxy Nexus if my math is correct. So, imagine when your Nexus has about 10% battery life left... At that time, the Sony Nexus should have near 60%. I know it's not nearly as good as the Razr MAXX, but that should be enough to get through the average day with relative ease.

The reason I keep using the Sony Nexus instead of the Xperia GX as a reference is that I know you have a Galaxy Nexus, so you are probably used to stock Android and almost immediate updates (unless you're on Verizon or Sprint in the US), and as you said all you really wish for improvement is the camera and battery. Along with some spec improvements to make it future proof of course. So the Xperia Nexus would be your best bet.

If you REALLY want the battery though, Moto Nexus would be the best option probably. Though, Moto isn't exactly known for their cameras. So it's a bit of a trade off. On the plus side, you get a great antennae. Don't worry much about the spec differences, they will all have practically equal performance.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 15:36

47. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

That's some great analysis and advice there. Thanks.

Now that I think about it, I also recall reading that Sony makes the iPhone cameras. Yea I am used to the stock Android actually. I love receiving the latest software immediately. Xperia Nexus it is. Can't go wrong.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 16:06

48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

You're welcome, always glad to help.

I wouldn't make a definite decision right now though, that was just based on rumors. Always do a comparison when all of the Nexus actually release before purchasing. Though, it is pretty solid that if there are multiple Nexus, and Sony makes one, it will have the best camera.

I'm personally waiting on an HTC or Moto Nexus. Camera doesn't mean that much to me, and I haven't had a problem with battery life really. One thing that is botherome though is that I have relatively low signal strength whenever I walk indoors, and Moto's renowned antennae should fix that. Though that might not be enough to pull me away from HTC's beautiful designs. We'll all just have to wait and see around October

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 18:40

49. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Yea I'm one of those capture the moment at any random moment type of people. Photographer by heart, that's why I care a great deal about the camera. Sounds like it's going to be a real clash with all these phones coming around the same time.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 11:11

32. AnotherOne (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Maybe it will have the new dual-core exynos 5?

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:33 1

44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The Exynos 5 is only supposed to be in tablets, or that's what Samsung's plans are for now. Exynos 5 powered phones won't come out until early-mid 2013, if at all.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 11:20

33. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

This will be the first 1080p HD screen. Dual or quad is irrelevant as jelly bean is very well optimised. 16gb. No SD. 8mp cam. 1gb ram. 2020mah

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:31 1

35. Savage (unregistered)

That is great! I wondered when was Google released a Quad-Core Nexus. They specs are okay as we haven't gone past quad core yet. I just hope the international version comes up with internal memory options. Because 16 GB won't sell this device. Maybe you can push it to 64 and it'll sell like hotcakes!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:13 1

36. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)

I will get this what kept me from getting The Nexus before was no SD slot and 5mp camera

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:46

37. frustyak (Posts: 209; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)

With the faster processor, I presume that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will drop calls much faster than the previous Samsung Galaxy Nexus :-)
Seriously, my wife went through two of them (the Verizon variant) that simply could not make a call from hello to goodbye without the call dropping, and 50% of her text messages failed the first time and had to be re-sent. She got frustrated and got an LG Lucid instead, and it's call and data reception have been excellent.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 21:01

40. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

@frustyak might be more of a network problem because my boss has a gnex and doesnt have a problem. I advised him to update to jellybean and now the phone is just superfast and stable, alot smoother than my sgs2. I think with the software optimizations and project butter on this A9 its already a great phone. Hey it even is smoother that my colleagues SGS3:) and with the added microsd slot ..i cant wait:)

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 21:42

41. fistigons (Posts: 330; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Holy crap I just read about the dual-core exynos 5. Sounds amazing on paper. Hopefully this is the dual core that's in the new nexus.

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