Google’s Nexus series is bound for a refresh soon, and rumors have already been churning. The Optimus Nexus is just one rumored device that may be the next phone in the Nexus lineup, but there’s also the Galaxy Nexus 2 by Samsung. Alleged image samples from the Galaxy Nexus 2 camera have supposedly been leaked.

A couple of images that have been uploaded to Picasa have some interesting information in the EXIF data. A device named GT-i9260 shows up under “Model”. For anyone familiar with how Samsung codenames their devices, the Galaxy Nexus has the codename GT-i9250, which could easily mean that GT-i9260 is the immediate successor to the Galaxy Nexus.

The photos are nothing to write home about since they don’t really show off the camera’s abilities, but it does say a lot about where the Galaxy Nexus 2 is in the manufacturing process. The photos confirm that a successor to the Galaxy Nexus is at least real. Whether or not its a finished product or just a prototype, though, is a mystery.

Recent rumors have pegged the Galaxy Nexus 2 to get upgrades across the board with an improved camera, a bigger battery, double the RAM (2GB), and a faster processor that will either be dual- or quad-core. However, it’s said that the rumored phone will stick with the same 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display as the Galaxy Nexus.

[via SlashGear]


  1. I only got the nexus cuz it was free with upgrade at BestBuy. Great dev phone but lousy speakers. They need fix the issue now that jb has made vol+ app ineffective. If I had the $150, I prolly woulda bought S3 or held out for razor maxx hd. The nexus seems fairly easy to unlock/root, even an idiot like me can eventually fig out.

  2. Much needed bigger battery and better camera.. processor isn’t that big a deal tbh, the OMAP4 has no trouble driving Jelly Bean at all.

    Think faster flash is in order, though, especially since you can’t use microSD. The Nexus has stutter issues when you download stuff.

    Shame they’re sticking with Samsung. Hate their build quality (who really cares if it isn’t technically plastic? Still feels cheap as hell. The Wildfire S was built better), and AMOLED displays are not ready for the mass market IMO.

  3. Update: the volume is fine for music or talking or even ringtones/tones. What is lacking is the volume when trying to hear movies on google play. Some are barely whisper. Youtube volume is fine and think netflex ok too.

  4. I would think they have to add LTE to the GSM versions of the Nexus 2. It’s one glaring missing feature for an otherwise great device. And if LG is going to make a Nexus, you can be sure they’ll have it.

  5. Only thing I wish they would change would be the display, change it from an amoled display to the IPS display in the nexus 7. Beautiful display.


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