Samsung GT-i9260 shows up in GLBenchmark

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Earlier this month we reported on a leaked image of a Samsung smartphone with the model number GT-i9260. Some were guessing the device might be a new Google Nexus device going by the name Galaxy Nexus Premier. However, the leaked image showed Samsung’s TouchWiz running on the device and indications are that it would include a microSD slot, a feature not favored by Google for their Nexus devices.

The GT-i9260 has popped up again, this time at GLBenchmark where it has been through the testing paces. The entry for the GT-i9260 lists the GPU as a PowerVR SGX544. The scores suggest this is a TI OMAP 4470 chip based processor. According to reports the device will pair that GPU with an ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.5GHz and driving a 1280×720 pixel resolution 4.65-inch screen. GLBenchmark shows the device is loaded with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and it appears the device will include the word Superior in the device name.

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Sample Photos Taken With Samsung GT-I9260′s Camera Leaked Online

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It looks like we’re getting closer and closer to seeing what all the hubbub is of the mysterious Samsung GT-I9260 smartphone. After seeing a user agent for the device leaked last week, an alleged user of the device casually took some photos using the GT-I9260′s camera and uploaded them to Picasa. The EXIF data of the photo clearly highlights a GT-I9260 model number, though the photos were not taken at full resolution, so it’s uncertain if the device has the expected 8MP camera or not. On the flipside,  the photos do show the camera has an F/2.65 aperture and a 4mm focal length, which corresponds with the camera and sensor found on the Galaxy S II, so it’s possible or even likely this new device has the same camera as that found in the Galaxy S II.

All in all, it’s looking like this “Galaxy (Nexus) Premier” is shaping up to be a solid mid-range phone. Here’s hoping we see even more sooner than later.

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User Agent Profile For Samsung GT-I9260 Smartphone Leaks

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It looks like we have another follow-up to a certain Samsung device. If you recall last month, we casually made a mention of a mysterious Samsung GT-i9260, which was originally believed to be a possible successor to the current Galaxy Nexus smartphone– but is more likely to be some sort of an enhanced version of the current Galaxy Nexus or the Galaxy Premier smartphone. Originally, we were treated to some major specs identified in the original leak such as an A9-based dual-core processor, 8MP camera and the addition of an SD card slot— and now we have a User Agent Profile that gives us even more details. According to the User Agent Profile, the GT-i9260 has a resolution of 1280 x 720, which almost mirrors the current Galaxy Nexus. However, something that is a bit unusual is the fact that the CPU listed is identified as the “ARM11″ unit, which may indeed stand for a ARM’s Cortex-A11 processor since you know— the original ARM11 CPU powered the original Android smartphone and all. Nevertheless, this processor is listed and is expected to be clocked much faster than the processor found in the Galaxy Nexus.

So all in all, this device could either be a minor refresh of the current Galaxy Nexus or we can see a brand new Galaxy Premier smartphone (which I personally think is the more likely scenario). Either way, now that we have the User Agent Profile, it shouldn’t be too long before we get additional details.

source: Pocketnow

 

Samsung GT-i9260 ‘Superior’ with Slightly Better Specs than the Galaxy Nexus Leaks, Could this be the Next Nexus?

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It’s that time of year again. Samsung fansite Sammobile has revealed specs for a new Samsung phone with the model number GT-i9260. As we all know, the Galaxy Nexus is the GT-i9250, so this along with the leaked specifications indicate this device will be a mid-level spec bump. Among the improved specs are a 1.5GHz Cortex A9 dual-core CPU, 8 megapixel rear facing camera, 1.9 megapixel front facing camera, and the addition of an SD card. The bumped specs are slight improvements, which is disappointing if this is going to be the next Nexus phone.

Perhaps Google is going to introduce high end and mid-level Nexus devices since the Nexus 7 has been a huge success in part due to its low price. Or perhaps the addition of an SD card indicates this will be a Samsung TouchWiz powered device, since we all know Nexus devices no longer have SD cards. Let’s also not forget the rumor that there could be as many as five Nexus devices announced later this year.

Are you excited about the prospect of the next Nexus? Do you think this will indeed be the next Nexus or a TouchWiz phone? Hit up the comments and let us know what you think!

Source: Sammobile

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Premier (GT-i9260) press shot shows it’s not a Nexus

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We heard rumblings about a Samsung phone baring the model GT-i9260 for a couple of months now. It was referred to as the Galaxy Nexus Superior when it first leaked. From the leaked image above, we can clearly see it’s not a Nexus since it has TouchWiz on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Some even thought that it would be called the Galaxy Nexus Premier, but just take “Nexus” out of the name and we have the Galaxy Premier. It will sport a 4.65-inch 720P Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 8 or 16GB of storage, and a microSD for expanded storage.

I had a hard time believing it was going to be a Nexus device because leaked documents did show that it would have a microSD slot, and we all know that Google is against those. However the model number of GT-i9260 did make it plausible since the Galaxy Nexus was the GT-i9250.   I’m happy to see this was finally cleared up, which means that the LG Nexus 4 still seems to be the only Nexus on the table this fall unless rumors of an HTC device based on the DROID Incredible X hold true.

cheers Justin!!

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Samsung Galaxy Premier now official

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Maybe it’s just me, but I thought Samsung really dropped the ball with the Galaxy S III Mini. I didn’t really see what it had in common with the Galaxy S III other than the design to warrant the Galaxy S III title. However, hopefully this is where Samsung rights the ship again. Enter the Galaxy Premier.

Samsung sure does have a way with odd naming conventions. When I initially heard the word “Premier” in the Samsung lineup, I immediately began speculating. What could be better than the Galaxy S III, I thought to myself. Turns out, it’s yet another device a step below the flagship device. Regardless, upon initial inspection, it does look to be a nice device, and certainly better than the Mini. The Premier will keep the overall same look as the Galaxy III, while rocking a slightly smaller 4.65-inch display. And, yes, it’ll still rock that same 720 x 1,280 Super AMOLED panel. Other niceties include a dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It’ll also rock the same 8MP shooter as the Galaxy S III. As of right now, this device has only been announced in the Ukraine for a November release and a price of 5,555 Ukrainian hryvnias ($680 US).

 

source:  Samsung

[Rumor] Xperia Nexus from Sony, Optimus Nexus from LG and Galaxy Nexus II from Samsung might be in the works

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If you remember, several months ago it was reported that Google would offer several Nexus devices later this year, and we reported that they would announce five such devices on Android’s 5th birthday. Since then the rumormill has been quiet except for this morning’s news on a Galaxy Nexus with some minor spec bumps. Just like last year at this time, the rumors started flowing hot and heavy, and it appears we are in for another ride.

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[Rumor] LG Optimus G Nexus coming in November along with major changes to the Nexus program

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I have to be honest with you guys, this year’s news and rumors for the upcoming Nexus or Nexi devices seems to be a lot slower than last year. It’s possible things are just starting to heat up because we have some more information from Android and Me. According to sources LG will definitely have a Nexus device, and it will be called the LG Optimus G Nexus. What seems odd about that is the fact that “LG” is in the name of the device. Apparently Google has indeed opened up the Nexus program to all OEM’s, but they must adhere to strict standards. Handset manufacturers must use stock Android along with 64MB of secure memory for streaming. Google will also allow custom UI skins as part of a new “customization center.” Last but not least, the hardware needs to be able to support Android 5.0, which should release in the fall of 2013. Since more than one manufacturer is allowed to be part of the program, it appears Google is allowing them to add their name as part of the device name for differentiation.

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HTC’s DROID Incredible X could become the Nexus 5

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Last week we saw a leaked Verizon roadmap that listed the DROID Incredible X, which will sport a 5-inch 1080p display as well as the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus. The latest news out of GSMArena is that an anonymous tipster claims that the same device will also be a Google Nexus device, called the Nexus 5. It’s obviously not the 5th version of a Nexus phone, so it’s a play on the display size, just like the Nexus 7.

Other than the display and CPU I already mentioned, it will also sport 2GB of RAM, a 12MP camera, 64GB of storage, and a 2500mAh battery. These are essentially the same specs as the DROID Incredible X, but the the Nexus 5 will have one glaring difference; stock Android. Speaking of that, the rumor is that there won’t be a major version of Android announced, but we could see Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which would include some bug fixes and other enhancements. I’m thinking the multi account feature that we recently saw might be one of those “enhancements.”

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