A new mobile phone from the South Korean handset vendor Samsung Electronics has just passed through the FCC, the Samsung GT-i9023, which might be a new version of the Nexus S Google phone that was launched not too long ago.
Nothing was confirmed officially on the new device for the time being, but the similarities that it sports when compared to the already available smartphone tend to point at this state of facts.
For starters, we should note that the new handset model received FCC approvals with support for AWS 3G, T-Mobile's bands. The Nexus S was launched in the United States with support for this carrier's network. The device received Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG certification as well.
As stated above, the new smartphone comes with model number GT-i9023 attached to it, which is quite similar with the model number the Nexus S sports, namely GT-i9020, Engadget points out.
Moreover, the new handset seems to have an outline that is more than similar with the one Nexus S has. The two smartphones look the same from the outside, it seems.
What exactly would Samsung have in mind with the new version of Nexus S is not known at the moment, but a series of suppositions on the matter already started to emerge.
According to Engadget, the new smartphone might be a Nexus S with Android 2.4 on board, since such a device was spotted into the wild a few days ago, and which can be seen in the video embedded at the bottom of this article.
However, another possibility includes the fact that the new device comes with a different color scheme than the already released Nexus S. Apparently, some European retailers already list the Samsung GT-i9023 as a “Black Silver” Nexus S, supporting this scenario.
Since nothing was confirmed on the matter, there are great chances that the handset would prove either of these, or a brand new Nexus S flavor, with modified internal circuitry.