Google hasn’t updated its Nexus-line of pure Android smartphones since last year, and we’re certain it will launch a fresh Jelly Bean device at some point to complement its Nexus 7 tablet. Now, rumors of what that device might pack, and its model number, have spilled to the Internet.
The device allegedly falls under the model number GT-I9260 but it doesn’t have a “true” moniker yet. In other words, we don’t know if it will be called the Galaxy Nexus II or if it will be granted some other name entirely. The device reportedly packs a 4.65 Super AMOLED HD display, which is slightly smaller than the 4.8-inch screen on the Galaxy S III, a faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor instead of the quad-core A9 in the Galaxy S III, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and 16GB of storage. It will also reportedly pack a microSD card slot this time. These are certainly spec updates over the current Galaxy Nexus, but we’re wondering if Google will lob in a few surprises to make it more powerful than the Galaxy S III, too.
There’s no rumor of a launch date, but the Galaxy Nexus was revealed in Hong Kong during an event last October, and it’s now free on several U.S. carriers, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see a refresh soon.