Next Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone details leaked?

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was first launched in December and was also the first smartphone to have Android 4.0 running out of the box. Now a new report claims that Samsung is now working on the successor to the Galaxy Nexus.

The Sammobile.com website claims to have received hardware details on the phone with the code name GT-I9260, which it says will likely be given the "Nexus" name. The device's hardware specs are not much of a step up from the original Galaxy Nexus. It will have a 1.5 Ghz dual core processor, compared to the 1.2 GHz speed of the original.

The display will also get an upgrade. While the size remains the same at 4.65 inches, the next Nexus will reportedly have a Super AMOLED HD display, compared with the Super AMOLED display of the first Galaxy Nexus.

The successor will also have an eight megapixel rear facing camera, compared to the five megapixel camera for the original. The front facing camera for the next Nexus will be 1.9 megapixels. according to the report. It will also have an SD card slot, which the original Galaxy Nexus did not have; the storage amount remains the same at 16 GB.

The report doesn't state when this rumored Galaxy Nexus successor might be released, but if this report is true, it's likely that it could come out before the end of the year.

Source: Sanmobile.com | Image via Sanmobile.com

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don't be fooled by the 4.65" screen, unlike almost every other new android phones this has no buttons, so a chunk of that 4.65" is used for on screen buttons, and when the buttons don't need to be used like for watching a video they disappear and the video then expands to take up the entire screen. Another example is that Razr is a larger phone in terms of HxW, but the galaxy nexus has a larger screen.

Raa said,
Qwerty physical keyboard or no deal!

I completely agree. Im still waiting for some company to release a qwerty physical keyboard phone...

metro2012 said,

I completely agree. Im still waiting for some company to release a qwerty physical keyboard phone...

You're going to be waiting a long time. The days of hard keys are long gone. What's the problem with haptic feedback on a QWERTY tough keyboard? You tried it one day, it was different and you decided that it was crap?

I did that. Then I put up with it for about 2 messages and was hooked.

Either that, or get yourself a BB.

how does the screen gets any more HD than it already is on the galaxy nexus? 1080p? it is already super amoled HD. just like the samsung galaxy s3, just a tad smaller

yowanvista said,
Impossibru, Afaik The Nexus series doesn't feature any Micro-SD slot/external storage.

Yeah wasn't a googler recently quoted as basically saying they lack SD cards as a push towards cloud storage?

yowanvista said,
Impossibru, Afaik The Nexus series doesn't feature any Micro-SD slot/external storage.

The lack of expandable storage or a 32GB GSM version was the deal breaker for me. If the new one has either, I'm sold.

Give me:
- 4.3" 1280x720 AMOLED HD (non-pentile) display
- 2 GB RAM
- 32/64 GB internal storage
- MicroSD support
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 4G LTE/802.11 N, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- 3000 mAH battery

Caleo said,
Can we get a phone that ISN'T obnoxiously large?

Different strokes for different folks - to some 4.65" is not obnoxiously large, whereas to me 3.5" is plenty big enough for a smartphone screen (and my pocket).

Caleo said,
Can we get a phone that ISN'T obnoxiously large?

My Nexus is almost little compared to my hands. The iPhone actually disappears.

Fedr0 said,

My Nexus is almost little compared to my hands. The iPhone actually disappears.

I agree. My Nexus S feels nice with the 4.0" screen. My iPod touch isnt very confortable, specially for typing.

Fedr0 said,

My Nexus is almost little compared to my hands. The iPhone actually disappears.
Absolutely. I pickup an iphone after using my titan and it feels like too small. Once you get used to the larger screen (that definitely fits in your pocket mind you) you can't believe people their smartphone time on such small screens as the iphones.

Caleo said,
Can we get a phone that ISN'T obnoxiously large?

Give it a rest already!... Some like their screen bigger than others... I for one like my SGS2's 4.3inch screen. If you don't like it... don't buy it!!!

Caleo said,
Can we get a phone that ISN'T obnoxiously large?

4.65 Inches feels pretty good for me, Id probably tolerate the 4.8 Inches Samsung has planned for WP8.

McKay said,

4.65 Inches feels pretty good for me, Id probably tolerate the 4.8 Inches Samsung has planned for WP8.

Why don't you guys just carry a TV instead of a phone?

Bigger = better

FoxieFoxie said,

Why don't you guys just carry a TV instead of a phone?

Bigger = better


If they like it they would!!! why is it bothering you??
if people want bigger phone let them buy it.. its their choice and not your to decide.

Caleo said,
Can we get a phone that ISN'T obnoxiously large?
'

Then pick an iPhone 4s, never upgrade, or an original Samsung Galaxy...and never upgrade. Not all of us have tiny hands.

FoxieFoxie said,

Why don't you guys just carry a TV instead of a phone?

Bigger = better

Yes because carrying a TV is exactly the same comparison to a slightly larger phone. If you had a friend with a tiny car who wanted something bigger would you scoff and say "Why don't you just buy an 18-Wheeler!!!"

Caleo said,
Can we get a phone that ISN'T obnoxiously large?

They sell don't they? No-one is forced to buy jack **** so if consumers at large didn't find bigger displays appealing they'd go the way of the dinosaur pretty quickly. You've only got to look at the popularity of the Galaxy Note to see how 'big' consumers are willing to go. Just because in your personal opinion it's too large doesn't mean the rest of us agree.

Caleo said,
Can we get a phone that ISN'T obnoxiously large?

It's not. I love big phones.

iPhone 4 it tiny now days to me.

.fahim said,

Different strokes for different folks - to some 4.65" is not obnoxiously large, whereas to me 3.5" is plenty big enough for a smartphone screen (and my pocket).

Does anyone actually have a problem getting a phone in their pockets? The S3 easily fits in mine. Tom Jones may struggle.