The rumor mill for the next Nexus smartphone has started up ahead of its launch and today, we get the first glimpse at possible specifications on Google’s next Nexus.
According to SamMobile, the Nexus 4 could be the Samsung I-9260, and it could be a fairly small upgrade from the last Nexus smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The leaked specifications hint at it being a bit better than both the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S III in terms of hardware instead of being an absolute hardware powerhouse.
This is the first time we’ve seen any rumored specifications for the next Nexus device but it’s not the first time that we’ve heard that Samsung will be making the device.
Rumored specifications for the Nexus 4 include a Super AMOLED HD display that measures in at 4.65-inches, a dual-core A9 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera, 16GB of storage and a slot for an SD card which would provide for expanded storage.
We also assume that Jelly Bean Android 4.1 is going to be the on board operating system and that it will have 4G LTE data capabilities.
All of those are upgrades over the Galaxy Nexus but they are not the booming upgrades that many have expected from the next Nexus device.
The Galaxy Nexus was a solid device from a hardware standpoint so it’s possible that Google and Samsung don’t want to change too much about the phone, despite clamoring from critics and consumers for a powerhouse.
Of course, none of this is set in stone and it’s possible that these specs could change. It’s also possible that Samsung is not the manufacturer, though, it has made the last two Nexus smartphones and both of them have done fairly well.
We previously had heard a rumor that multiple Nexus smartphones would be coming in November, specifically on November 5th, so it’s possible that the Samsung I-9260 is just one of an assortment of Nexus devices coming to shelves later this year.
Would you buy the next Nexus if it had these specs?