Back when it was first leaked that Sprint would be sporting a Galaxy Nexus of their own it was suggested that their version of the phone would be running a 1.5GHz processor. Considering the original runs a 1.2 GHz OMAP processor everyone was a little surprised. It caught some to question the fact that Google and Samsung would consider dropping a higher-end Galaxy Nexus on the world. Well if the benchmark folk NenaMark have anything to say about it, then a higher-end Galaxy Nexus we shall have!
The OMAp 4470 processor sports a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU which is an upgrade from the SGX540 GPU running TI’s OMAP 4460 that’s in the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. If you look at the scores above you can see that the 544 GPU does decently better than that of the 540 GPU. The OMAP 4470 processor can run up to 1.8GHz but as you can see from the benchmark it’s underclocked at 1.3GHz.
While the the original Galaxy Nexus missed out on the OMAP 4470, as TI announced back in June of 2011 that it would be shipping in devices during the first half of 2012, it would make sense to see the newer Galaxy Nexus have the newer chip in it. While we will have to wait and see for the actual specs to come it before we will know for sure, it does add some weight to the linked promo we saw earlier. Only time will tell.