Samsung's Next Nexus Phone Codenamed ''Superior''

SamMobile has supposedly acquired leak specifications for the next Nexus smartphone from Samsung codenamed "Superior." Also labeled as the GT-I9260, it will feature a dual-core ARM A9-based SoC clocked at 1.5 GHZ, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for extra storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera with flash, a 1.9MP front-facing camera with HD video recording, and a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen.

The specs seemingly place the unannounced smartphone between the Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250) and the Galaxy S III (GT-I9300). The older, former phone sports a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM A9-based SoC, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and 16 GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Nexus does not offer a microSD card slot, but does offer a $349 USD pricetag (for the HSPA+ model) on Google Play.

As for the Galaxy S III, this phone features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, a 1.4 GHz quad-core A9-based SoC (Exynos), an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera, internal storage capacities of 16, 32, and 64 GB, and a microSD card slot. The pricetag is $599 USD, or around $199.99 USD subsidized.

That said, the new unannounced Nexus phone seems to be an upgrade to the original Nexus, offering a faster dual-core SoC, better cameras, and a microSD card slot. The GT-I9260 will also likely be cheaper than the Galaxy S III, thus Samsung probably stuck with a dual-core SoC because it costs less than a quad-core SoC.

So far there's no indication as to when this phone will arrive, or how much it will cost, so stay tuned.


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  • sync_nine
    Why not just name it S-Phone....i'm sure apple would appreciate the ingenuity of the name.
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  • rohitbaran
    Apple's next iPhone codename: 'Magical'
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  • aft_lizard01
    Kami3kWhy would Samsung make a WP8 phone?

    Because they already announced two of them actually. Also they've been one of the builders of WP7. So whats your point exactly?
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  • sync_nine
    Why not just name it S-Phone....i'm sure apple would appreciate the ingenuity of the name.
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  • aragis
    I hope they add a Mali-400 gpu in there... The gpu on Gnex is kinda slow. And a bigger battery is needed.
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  • sundragon
    sync_nineWhy not just name it S-Phone....i'm sure apple would appreciate the ingenuity of the name.


    brilliant!
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