Pictures taken with Galaxy Nexus successor leak

Photographs taken with a Samsung device with model number "GT-i9260" were posted to image sharing service Picasa, prompting eagle-eyed enthusiasts to speculate that the pictures were taken with the rumored Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2.

Samsung does not use code-names for its hardware, and instead sticks with model numbers for developing smartphones and tablets. The current Galaxy Nexus, released almost a year ago, was model number GT-i9250. The model number of the Samsung GT-i9260 device is visible in the EXIF data of the photographs, and follows the model number progression that Samsung has used in the past for new hardware.

The photographs were not taken at full resolution, so the rumored 8 megapixel camera upgrade in the next Galaxy Nexus is still just a rumor. The EXIF data does reveal that the pictures were taken with a similar aperture and focal length to that of the Galaxy SII, so it's possible this new mystery device shares the same camera as that model.

Unfortunately, the content of the pictures is pretty boring and doesn't reveal any further secrets. The most interesting picture shows the corner of a spreadsheet containing Bluetooth specifications for an unknown device, but not much else can be gleaned.

Source: GSM Arena
Image Source: GSM Arena

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so about f/2.7? this is too small an aperture considering both nokia and HTC have f2.0 designs. The nearly 1 stop difference allows for nearly 2X better low light performance on the f2.0 lenses.

in terms of pictures this phone isn't going anywhere fast.

Theres been rumor I believe that thered be 5 nexus devices. Probably to cover the main manufacturers and have choices in phones that run stock android

I hope so too. I would get a QWERTY Nexus in a heartbeat.

A former Apple iSheep, I am used to rampant rumors up to the launch of a new phone I am planning to buy. I currently own and love my Galaxy Nexus, but I am ready to upgrade.

I don't doubt this article is true, is google this good at keeping secrets? or is the nexus just this much less relevant.


For ****s sake, I wish Google stopped using Samsung for the Nexus phone lineup. I am not a huge fan of Samsung hardware - it just does not stack up to HTC imo. Google should promote some other phone manufacturers, get them some recognition.

tsupersonic said,
For ****s sake, I wish Google stopped using Samsung for the Nexus phone lineup. I am not a huge fan of Samsung hardware - it just does not stack up to HTC imo. Google should promote some other phone manufacturers, get them some recognition.

actual internal hardware wise Samsung for sure is able to top HTC. As far as the shell of the phone HTC probably has them beat. This is a nexus phone though. Sure you want the phone to look good, this is about function first and foremost.

Beyond Godlike said,

Theres been rumor I believe that thered be 5 nexus devices. Probably to cover the main manufacturers and have choices in phones that run stock android.

I like this rumour, hope it turns out to be true.

nvllsvm said,
I can't wait to upgrade to this. My Exhibit II is pretty slow.

The only thing that pic gives away is the location. That is Samsung Pune office.