Samsung and Google could re-launch the Galaxy Nexus with a beefed up 1.5GHz processor and GPU from Texas Instruments if early benchmark tests are to be believed.
The news was triggered after a new benchmark score was spotted on the Nenamark site, which displayed a Galaxy Nexus with a PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor.
This GPU from Texas Instruments comes with a 1.8GHz processor, but could be underclocked to 1.5GHz for the Nexus, as the processor in the original Nexus was underclocked from 1.5GHz to 1.2GHz.
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The result found on the benchmarking site could well be a fake; however Samsung have a track record of re-releasing handsets which slightly different specs. Just take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S Advance.
There has also been a leaked advert from US carrier Sprint – who is soon to offer the Nexus, which showed the handset to have a nippier processor and other rumours suggest it could pack an updated 8MP camera (up from 5MP).
This isn't quite pie-in-the-sky stuff, but it has to be taken with a pinch of salt. You certainly can't rule out a possible refresh of the Galaxy Nexus, but with the Samsung Galaxy S3 set to launch in the coming months, there really wouldn't be much point.