Samsung is working on a new Nexus smartphone, according to the latest leak from SamMobile. The Android handset in question is said to be identified as the “GT-I9260″ with “Superior” codename. If additional details are to be believed, then this looks like a minor upgrade to the current Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250. Rumored specs include a slightly improved 1.5GHz dual-core processor (up from 1.2GHz), 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera (up from 5MP and 1.3MP, respectively) to accompany what seems to be the same 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display. An SD card slot is also present, which would be a surprise move from Google due to their preference of keeping storage non-removable on recent devices (Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7). Of course, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is expected to be on-board at launch as well.
By the time November rolls around, these specs will be considered mid-range, so it’s possible Google is planning to launch multiple Nexus smartphones by the end of 2012. After successfully releasing an affordable $200 tablet in the Nexus 7 over the summer, could a cheaper Nexus smartphone soon be on the horizon from Google?