Samsung rumored to be prepping GT-I9260 "Superior" deviceAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
The unannounced Samsung handset rumors just don't stop. Today we've got a new handset to add to the pile thanks to a list of specs sent to SamMobile. The device in question is said to feature the codename "Superior" and the model number GT-I9260, which is just a slight bump from the GSM Galaxy Nexus's number of GT-I9250. That's not the only slight bump from the Galaxy Nexus that the Superior has, though, as this leaked handset is said to feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor (the GalNex had a 1.2GHz chip) as well as 8-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras (GalNex's are 5-megapixel and 1.3-megapixel, respectively). The remainder of the Superior's spec list reportedly includes a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, just like the GalNex, 21Mbps HSPA+, 16GB storage, microSD card slot and a possible release happening in November 2012.
Considering that many of the Superior's specs are either the same as the Galaxy Nexus's or slightly bumped up from that device, and the fact that their model numbers are so close, it seems like the Superior is a sort of follow-up to the GalNex. That doesn't necessarily mean that the Superior will be a Nexus-branded device, though. It could end up being a TouchWiz-clad handset with internals based on the Galaxy Nexus, especially since it's got a microSD card slot, a feature that Android Central notes Google's Android group isn't fond of including. Of course, with the rumor that Google will be working with multiple manufacturers on Nexus devices this year and a possible November arrival for the Superior, there's a chance that Google may have tapped Samsung for a slightly-updated version of the GalNex for its lineup. Which side of this rumor (TouchWiz or Nexus) do you all fall on?