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A 'Superior' Galaxy Nexus? Rumored specs for refreshed flagship appear online

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A rumored spec sheet for the upcoming Nexus handset, codenamed "Superior," has emerged with minor upgrades across the board.

Sprint Galaxy Nexus
Sprint Galaxy Nexus

With the Galaxy S III on the market, Google's eight-month-old Galaxy Nexus is already feeling a little long in the tooth. However, a spec sheet spotted by SamMobile suggests that Google's developer device could see a spec bump in the not-too-distant future. The current GSM Galaxy Nexus, the GT-I9250, would be replaced by the GT-I9260, codenamed "Superior."

The display remains unchanged at 4.65 inches using Super AMOLED technology, while the processor has been bumped to from 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz. The Galaxy Nexus' camera is widely regarded as one of its weaker points, so an upgrade to 1.9- and 8-megapixel cameras on the front and rear, respectively, is encouraging. However, we are a little suspicions about the purported inclusion of a microSD card slot in this rumored Galaxy Nexus refresh — Google has said in the past that it prefers not to include expandable storage in order to maintain a streamlined filesystem. As unlikely as the inclusion of a microSD slot might be, Superior aligns well with Google's annual release cycle for Nexus devices — the Galaxy Nexus originally debuted November 2011 — and Q4 is just a few short months away.