Next-Gen Google Nexus Smartphone Specs Leaked?

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Could there be critical specs for Google's next Nexus-branded smartphone buried in the rows and colums of the chart above? The document's finder, SammMobile, thinks so. Though the mystery spreadsheet includes key hardware information such as the processor, display size, and storage size of the potentially upcoming device, the bigger news is that, if real, the next Google Nexus smartphone is all but confirmed.

The next Nexus (billed as the GT- I9260 in the spreadsheet) appears to carry several hardware improvements that Android fans will appreciate. The display not's counted among those changes;  the proposed new Nexus is listed with same 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD screen as the current Nexus. Careful observers will be happy to see a small speed boost in the dual-core A9 CPU though. If the chart is to be believed, the new Nexus will have a CPU clock speed of 1.5 GHz, up from 1.2 GHz on the old model. 

Also progressing in the spec department are the front and back-facing cameras. The Nexus' shooters rise from 5-megapixels to 8-MP and from 1.3-MP to 1.9-MP respectively. There's also some big news for storage addicts: the new Nexus is slated to have an SD card slot, an addition that the present-gen device sorely lacks.

In terms of on-board storage, the upcoming Nexus is listed with 16GB, which is  the same as the current model. 

There's plenty of details missing from this spreadsheet but none so glaring as the phone's manufacturer. Samsung designed each of the previous Nexus smartphones but in a move that surprised the tech industry, Google worked with ASUS to develop the most recently released Nexus device, the 7-inch Google Nexus tablet.

Motorola, too, makes sense as the designer of the next Google-made Nexus smartphone. The search company purchased that manufacturer's mobile business last August.

Via SamMobile 




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  • liam Says:

    The fact they said it would include an sd card slot means it is not legitimate. Since Google wants android to have dynamic space allocation for installing apps (so the system "partition" can expand as needed rather than be stuck at whatever level it began with) they've stopped including the slot.

  • Rhonda Says:

    The Nexus 1 was actually manufactured by HTC.

    @Morten, I hope I'm wrong, but I really doubt Verizon will get the next Nexus after their last fiasco. They disabled Google Wallet in favor of their non-existant Isis payment system, postponed the release date so more people would buy their latest Droid phone (Razr), removed the three pin connector from the car dock, and took FOREVER to update it. The main advantage of a Nexus device is "supposed to be" quick updates, unaltered Android & no bloatware. Big Red's exclusive release was a huge fail. I love my Galaxy Nexus, but I wish I could get my updates directly from Google without rooting. If AT&T had better service in my area, I would definitely buy one straight from Google. The only good thing about Verizon's Nexus is it doesn't have most of the bloatware apps that their other phones have, and the few that they did include can be disabled.

  • oat Says:

    Thrilled to hear about the new nexus but I have a few issue...

    Why is it dual-core, not quad-core and WHY is its SAMSUNG!?

  • Morten Says:

    This will definitely be my next phone! My contract with big red Verizon is up in November - looks like perfect timing! I hope Google has all the accessories ready because I am buying them all. I need a car dock, home dock with extra battery charging and a night clock dock.. I just bought a new 32gb sdcard and I'll be so happy to just swap it in - all my photos and files in one place! Oh, and I'm porting my # to gvoice and going prepaid..

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