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Rumors fly for a Galaxy Nexus successor

Early details surface for a Nexus-class handset code-named Superior.

And like that, the Nexus rumors begin anew.

The first batch of details have emerged for the Galaxy Nexus successor, starting the rumor mill up all over again. With a code name of Superior, it sounds like we would have a considerable step forward over last year's model. But will we? Based on the early specs, it appears the device may only represent a moderate upgrade.

According to a source close to SamMobile, the phone reportedly called the Samsung GT-I9260 will feature a slightly faster 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, and microSD expansion. Presumably running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the next iteration of Nexus is said to have the same display size and technology as its predecessor and the same 16GB allotment of internal storage.

Should these details pan out, the handset will fall in line with previous Samsung and Google collaborations in that it is a slightly lesser powered version of the current Galaxy S model. Additionally, the last few Nexus releases have arrived in the late fall/early winter so it's entirely possible that the floodgates are about to open. Hold on to your hats, things could get fun fast.