More Samsung Galaxy Nexus specs leaked, contradicting previous rumors

Well, this is interesting. Earlier today we told you about a purported list of specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Nexus Prime that made its way across the blogosphere. There was nothing groundbreaking in there, except maybe the Super AMOLED HD 4.65-inch touchscreen, but the source, BGR, claimed that the info came from a reliable tipster. Now we told you to have a pinch of salt nearby, and it may turn out to be just what was needed. While we can’t say anything about how reliable that tipster is, we do have to remember that it was BGR who said something about Sprint getting an iPhone 5 exclusive just a few days ago, and, well, you know how that went.

Now GSMArena has received some info from one of their tipsters, presumably someone working at Google, and surprise! Some of the specs this person mentions are very different from the previous rumor. We’re not saying this is true either. It’s all still conjecture at this point, so make of it what you wish.

Okay. According to this newest source, the Galaxy Nexus will indeed come with that 4.65-inch touchscreen (so that’s pretty much a given). Other than that though, the smartphone will apparently have a Samsung dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (and not a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI unit), an 8 MP camera (not 5 MP as previously rumored), and a dual-core GPU – possibly the PowerVR SGX543MP2, which apparently is the exact same chip that’s found in Apple’s iPad 2 and maybe even the new iPhone 4S.

The battery is also now rumored to have 2,050 mAh, as opposed to the 1,750 mAh we heard about this morning. The Nexus Prime will also apparently have dual-mode GSM and CDMA connectivity, and LTE support too – although having all three options baked into one SKU is doubtful.

We’re only a few days away from Tuesday, when this phone will finally get official. In the meantime prepare to read a lot more rumors about what its features will or won’t be. That’s just life in the mobile world. You can feel the anticipation.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Kevin N

    Holy shit starting to be an Apple event…