Galaxy Nexus, the Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich based smartphone from Samsung, might soon get a hardware refresh from the Korean mobile device manufacturer.
Nena Mark 2, a popular hardware performance benchmarking solution, has posted the results of a handset which seems to be the updated version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The device, whose results have been posted on the benchmark website, seems to be the Galaxy Nexus but with a different chipset.
The current Galaxy Nexus uses a Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4460 chipset, which combines a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. However, the latest benchmarking result that has been submitted anonymously of course shows a 1.3 GHz processor with a PowerVR SGX544 graphic chipset, which is the updated version of SGX 540.
The inclusion of both the new graphic chipset and a faster processor points towards the use of the Texas Instrument’s OMAP4470 chipset for the refreshed Galaxy Nexus.
The name of the device, however, is missing from the test results so it can be very much evident that the information could just be a hoax. But if it happens, it will be really beneficial for the potential buyers as the additional computing muscle and the inclusion of a faster graphic chip will definitely give an edge to the Galaxy Nexus.
However until final confirmation form the device manufacturer is received, this can only be treated as a rumor.