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More Pictures Of Samsung Nexus S Surface

We may be days away from the launch of a new Samsung smartphone that many believe will be the Android-based Nexus S, the heir to the mildly popular Nexus One.

Community website XDA developers has pictures of what seems to be the device running Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) and while the pictures are blurry, one can clearly see the similarities between that phone and the one held by Eric Schmidt a couple of weeks ago in San Francisco.

XDA developers speculates that the phone might come with a dual core ARMv7 SoC, up to 512MB RAM, up to 2GB ROM, a HD ready camera and a 4-inch WVGA capacitive Super AMOLED 2 touchscreen.

We suspect that like most recent Samsung top end handset it will have Wi-Fi, microSD card reader, possibly a mini HDMI port and an eight megapixel camera.

A source later confirmed that the phone would be based on a dual core Orion-based SoC, the successor of the Hummingbird and based on ARM's Cortex A9. You can read our full coverage of the Nexus S here.