Galaxy Nexus 2 (GT-I9260) sample images spotted on Picasa already

by: Chris SmithSeptember 24, 2012

A few days ago we told you that Samsung may just launch a new Nexus device in the near future, its third handset reportedly conceived with Google in as many years, the Galaxy Nexus 2, aka the GT-I9260. That model number is awfully close to the Galaxy Nexus’s GT-I9250 number, which is why almost everyone in the tech news-reporting business is speculating that we’re looking at the second-generation Galaxy Nexus device.

Corroborate the current Galaxy Nexus 2 rumors with other existing reports that suggest that Google will launch a variety of Nexus-branded devices this year (potential candidates are the Galaxy Nexus 2, the LG Optimus Nexus, the Sony Xperia Nexus or the HTC Nexus 5) and you’ll understand why it’s seems logical that the GT-I9260 would rather be called the Galaxy Nexus 2 instead of the Galaxy Premier, another moniker used for the device. Although Galaxy Nexus Premier would also make some sense, since Samsung would probably try to avoid having “Nexus 2” anywhere in the name of a handset.

Today we’re looking at more evidence that shows us the Galaxy Nexus 2 is in testing. GSM Arena shows us a photo uploaded to Picasa on September 19 from the Samsung GT-I9260. According to EXIF information from the image, the camera of the device features a F/2.65 aperture and 4mm focal length, a camera that’s similar to the one found on the Galaxy S2. Furthermore, one of the images reveals “a portion of an Excel window with a table listing Bluetooth specs for something, but there’s nothing interesting that can be made out. “

The GT-I9260 is also said to feature a similar 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD that’s found on its predecessor, a Cortex-A9 dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz (compared to the Galaxy Nexus’s 1.2GHz CPU) and microSD support. As for Android version, we would expect it to run Jelly Bean out of the box. According to the EXIF data, two firmware versions have already been spotted, I9260XXALI5 and I9260XXALI6.

We’ll be back with more news about this new Nexus handset once we have it. Anyone excited?

  • wow

    • To me i would get it. All i want was a better camera for the galaxy nexus and it will come with it. It will have a faster processor, hd screen, better camera for the front and back. Thanks all i want and i’ll be happy with that.

  • What? No Exynos 5250?

    • WestIndiesKING

      i would be pissed if they just overclock the same A-9chip. They better put in a better chip. A-15 with a better GPU if they want to see any of my money.

      • AndroidBrian

        So weird. Seems like Google devices are always behind the 8 ball when it comes to hardware. Gs2 camera? Dual core? A-9 chip. Pentile display again. I don’t understand it. I love pure Google phones but this is starting to get annoying. I doubt it will have SD support

  • Really?! Samsung again?! If I was Sony, LG, Motorola or even HTC, I would be very pissed right now…

    I hope the others rumors (LG Optimus Nexus, the Sony Xperia Nexus or the HTC Nexus 5) become true.

    • MasterMuffin

      Google wants to sell phones and samsung is the android maker so…

      • I know… But, before Samsung make the Nexus S, HTC was the big maker of Androids, and the Nexus One’s Manufacturer.

        I think that, maybe, work on a Nexus project contributes for the expertise of the Manufacturer and the visibility on the Android comunity.

        Either way, IMHO, every one should be able to make a Nexus device, according to the google’s specs, with an approval deadline before the annual announcement. Who fulfill the especifications, ensures the right to announce and comercialize his product as a Nexus device. It would be a big OEM Championship, with fantastic products every year, rivaling with the iPhone announcements.

      • The TOP android maker. Not that I am implying top quality. (I am a samsung fan btw. But they can surely improve on the plastic quality and metal body. also some more money in design). But top in numbers and revenue.

  • The same kind of crappy 4.7″ AMOLED screen, a processor bump, a year old camera module, and a micro SD slot do not sound like a compelling upgrade from the current Galaxy Nexus.

    I’d much prefer a Nexus version of the HTC 8X with the lovely 4.3″ 720p SLCD screen and a much better camera.

    My Galaxy Nexus with stock JB is already plenty fast and I don’t even use the 16 GB storage that I have.

  • Jon Harding

    Exynos 5250 WOULD be exciting…From the HTC Nexus rumours today, the GT-I9260 already looks pretty lame by comparison…

  • Derek Kopet

    Looks like iPhone 5 or HTC Nexus for me

  • Chris Winkley

    Samsung should not get the next and unless all major OEM’s get a nexus device I don’t think they will … the fact that Samsung sells a lot of phones doesn’t make it the best?
    I think if the one x had a 2000mAh plus battery it would have been the best android phone out… I had one for a week but sent it back due to battery but it was a top top phone and the screen and camera were amazing.
    A one x with theT3+ and a 2500 mAH battery not only would be better than the s3 it would be better than the iPhone 5..
    Fact iPhone is playing catch up apart from build quality and design and android is getting near with HTC ….

  • shabbe

    when am calling a person if he is on a call i cannot see waiting on my nexus is there any solutions for this