User Agent Profile outs the Samsung GALAXY Nexus 2?

User Agent Profile outs the Samsung GALAXY Nexus 2?
There are rumors that Samsung, Sony and LG are each working on Nexus flavored handsets, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus 2, the Sony Xperia Nexus and the LG Optimus Nexus respectively. A User Agent Profile has been found for the GT-i9260 which is believed to be the Samsung GALAXY Nexus 2. The profile shows a display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and an ARM 11 processor under the hood.

There are some questions regarding the processor considering that ARM 11 processors aren't really new - they have been used mostly in older smartponhes like the HTC G1 itself, the first Android handset. If this is indeed the next Nexus phone, it would be a shame if it doesn't have the latest silicon. However, this might be some new type of ARM 11 as well, or just an old and dated entry, so we'll just have to for this one and see.

Water cooler talk has the device called the Samsung GALAXY Premier which would mean that the phone would not technically be a Nexus model. You might recall that Samsung decided to use the Nexus S name for the second Nexus branded handset instead of calling it the Samsung Nexus 2, Back then, Sammy's decision had to do with HTC producing the initial  Nexus One handset and the "S" allegedly stood for "second to none".

Could the Korean manufacturer still be wary about using the number two on a Samsung branded Nexus phone? Could they still be worried that much about appearing to play second fiddle to the Taiwan based OEM? That would be hard to fathom considering Samsung's strong success and HTC's current struggles. Alas, these are questions best left unanswered until we learn more about the GT-i9260.

source: Pocketnow

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44 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd just take it as a successor to the Galaxy Nexus. that doesn't seem confusing to me at all. o:

2. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

"ARM Cortex-A11" Sorry but that does NOT exist, afaik just right after A9 comes A15, there's nothing in-between. Definitely not that obsolete ARM11 too. Their source is:http://wap.samsungmobile.com/uaprof/GT-I9260.xml That makes cpu deductions from that website totally unreliable since each device listed there supposedly features an ARM11 processor.

14. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

You never know. Lets stop being logical for a moment and use our imaginations. An A11 chipset would fall in between the 40-32nm A9s and the 22nm A15s. So it could possibly be the 30-26 nm chipsets implemented by Qualcom. Nonetheless, you shouldn't so eagerly dismiss stuff like this. Just be optimistic and hope they come out with a midrange chipset.

28. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

That would be cool but ARM doesn't even list the Cortex-A11 as an existing product nor do they have it featured on their processor series. This can only mean one thing, the A11 never existed nor will it ever exist in the future. Had it existed ARM would have it detailed way before being manufactured, It just doesn't make any sense. http://www.arm.com/products/processors/index.php

19. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I needs to be a fast and efficient processor, I could care less what it is called.

21. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

This UAP also claims Zero softkeys. That doesn't sound like a Nexus to me.

3. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Have you noticed that we don't get any actual Quad Core phones in the States? SGS III was dumbed down to a dual core processor. This is because Quad Core processors don't get along with LTE too well. But I know the Note II is Quad Core and it will be released in the states. Also I hope the LG Optimus G will come as well. The only question is, will they be dumbed down to Dual Core processors?

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

No, quad cores work with LTE, just with a seperate chip, which no one had done thus far. It looks like Samsung did that with the Galaxy Note 2, or maybe they just integrated it into the Exynos 4412; because there was a leaked screenshot of the Note 2 on AT&T's LTE, also it showed its processor clock speed running at 1.6 GHz, the same frequency it runs at in the international version. And I doubt they overclocked the S4 if they did switch it out. Also, didn't LG say the Optimus G was supposed to be the first to bridge the gap between quad cores and LTE?

15. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yea that's what I heard too, that's exactly what LG is supposed to do. I know how it works with the different chip, but I read that it's a bit more complicated, that's why they avoided it with the SGS III. I'm just "hoping" the same doesn't happen to Note II and Optimus G.

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Eh, I couldn't really care less about what they do. They have done comparisons between the US version of the GS3 and the international, and there is a very minimal difference. Sometimes, the US version was actually faster at opening up apps or multi-tasking. As long as it has at least an S4, I'm fine. At the very least, they might swap it out for a dual S4 Pro, which is on par with the Exynos 4412. But I'm pretty sure they're going to put a separate chip in for LTE and keep the quad-core.

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

to me an s4 dual pro would swipe the floor with the exynos 4412.....

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Not really, the regular S4 doesn't perform as well as the 4412, only the quad S4 Pro beats it in power. The dual S4 Pro is on par with the Exynos.

30. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i think what makes the Exynos superior is the Mali GPU, other than that i think the S4's processor has more powerful and efficient cores. that's why i believe the next Nexus will have a dual core. Google knows that currently Android cannot take advantage of quad cores, at least not as efficiently as dual cores.

31. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yeah, the S4 is almost on par with the Exynos in terms of CPU, but the regular S4 was using last years Adreno 225 because they rushed them out, so it was beaten in terms of GPU. But the Pro is using the new Adreno 320, so they're equal across the board, thus the quad S4 Pro is more powerful.

27. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

True, but still you'd want the latest and greatest right?

32. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I would rather them work on battery tech, we're good on processor power with the A-15 processors, we need battery. I only want the best when it's necessary; I don't want quad core A-15 with a 1080p display and a 40 MP PureView camera and 4 GB RAM. An OMAP 5 processor, 2 GB RAM, 720p RGB display, and 8 MP camera with good optics is enough for at least 3 years. More battery is always welcome though.

33. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Essentially when I say the latest and greatest, I was referring to the battery as well. See the thing is, there are powerful batteries out there. The Droid Razr MAXX proved it. But I have yet to see a phone with the perfect package. Like, if they threw in a 3300 mAh battery with the Optimus G, it would be the beast of the beasts. The Note II actually is pretty much that. (just the screen is a bit too big for my taste).

34. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yeah, no perfect package as of yet. I think the perfect thing for me would be a Motorola Nexus. Big battery, unibody design, stock Android with immediate updates, OMAP 5 processor or S4 Pro, 2 GB RAM, 4.5 inch 720p display, and that famous Motorola antenna... Would be great

35. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yea that sounds pretty nice. Updates are pretty important. That's my fear with going with LG. Android 4.2 is probably around the corner.

37. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

LG Nexus? Looks like LG is trying to impress everybody with their devices lately, so their Nexus will probably be the most impressive in terms of specs. If they make one that is

38. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

No I meant the LG Optimus G. Specs are great, but the software updates might never come.

40. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I figured, but if you're worried about updates and you want the specs, get the LG Nexus. Like I said, it'll probably have the best specs of all the Nexus and will be on par with the Optimus G. It'll basically be an Optimus G with guaranteed updates and stock Android.

41. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Hmm...just no clue when that might come out.

42. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

November 5th is when the Nexus will most likely come out. It's Androids 5th birthday, so that's where I get the impression that there will be 5 Nexus phones.

43. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

You've analyzed this much deeper than I have. That's pretty great news.

44. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yeah, I really go deep into thought when it comes to certain things, I try to make connections and figure out hidden meanings. Sometimes it works against me though because I over-analyze, and I make it seem more complicated than it actually is. But yeah, 5 Nexus devices on Android's 5th birthday.

10. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

G Note 2: Exynos quad + LTE chip Optimus G: Quad core krait (LTE integrated))

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Quad Krait doesn't have LTE integrated, only the dual cores do. The quad core needs a separate chip as well.

25. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Wait for APQ8064 + MDM9x15 LTE modems, you will get your wish. As long as it's the APQ8064, LTE will be doable for Qualcomm phones.

4. zackh121556

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

Would be nice but...fake

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