After building the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, Samsung (005930) is reportedly working on a new Nexus smartphone, according to a rumor from SamMobile. The device will carry the model number GT-I9260, which places it above the original Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250) and below the new Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) in Samsung’s lineup. According to a purported spec sheet, the new Nexus device will be equipped with the same 4.65-inch display as the Galaxy Nexus, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an upgraded 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was interested in opening its Nexus program up to as many as five manufacturers for a complete smartphone and tablet portfolio to be available in late November. We have already seen the Nexus 7 from ASUS (2357), it is quite possible this minor Galaxy Nexus update could be another one of the five devices.