Nexus Prime Caught in Act, “Confirmed” to Come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 5-MP Cam, 1750-mAh Batt

October 7, 2011
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    A tipster who asked to remain anonymous has unleashed what could potentially launch a new wave of rumors and speculations about the Nexus Prime. In a nutshell, the Samsung GT-I9250 is the Nexus Prime, and it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 5-megapixel primary shooter, and a 1,750-mAh battery.

    Just a few hours ago, two conflicting reports of alleged Nexus Prime official specs leaked out, sending the blogosphere afrenzy over more rumors and speculations regarding the yet-unconfirmed upcoming Google flagship reference phone for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But, here’s the freshest and the juiciest so far–straight from Romania:

    • The version number of the upcoming Android is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
    • The Baseband version in the leaked info hints at a familiar string: I9250.

    Romanian mobile tech blog Mobilissimo.ro received–hold your breath–screenshots and a video of the Nexus Prime from a source who asked to be unnamed.  The tipster confirms the following specs:

    • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    • 1,750 mAh battery
    • 5-megapixel camera
    • plastic chassis in two shades of brown “to give a metallic impression (as in the case of Nexus One)”
    • back cover just like that of the Samsung Galaxy S II

    The specs seem to match up with the “conservative” Nexus Prime specs that was leaked to Boy Genius Report earlier.

    The “I9250″ in the Baseband version seems to suggest that the handset is the Samsung GT-I9250, which has been the primary candidate for the Nexus Prime and is rumored to be called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Another handset, the Samsung SCH-I515, has been rumored to be a Nexus Prime variant heading to Verizon and rumored to be called the Samsung DROID Prime or the Samsung Prime.

    Here, have a visual feast with the video:

    One curious observation, however, is that the video shows the phone handler powering off the device with her/his left thumb on the left edge of the handset. The teaser video released this week by Samsung showed the Power button to be on the upper part of the handset’s right edge. Or, maybe the phone handler was using her/his index finger to push the Power button on the right edge, using the thumb for support.

    The phone’s body, however, does look curved to me.  Or, are my eyes misleading me?

    And, here’s a gallery of delicious, ice-creamy screenshots:

    • Do you think this video shows us the real Nexus Prime and the real Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?
    • Could there be another variant of this phone that packs steroids-pumped specs?
    • Is this handset on the video the rumored Samsung Galaxy Nexus?
    • Or is it the rumored Samsung DROID Prime heading to Verizon?
    • Which is which? What is what? For whom is which?

    I surely am not alone in asking these and similar questions. But, Samsung is about to put all these questions to rest next week, on October 11.

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    Comments

    • Anonymous

      Fantastic Article. This phone is definitely the GSM intensional version since it’s from Romania. Moreover, the SCH version is the one heeded to Verizon. This less me to believe that the 1.2 GHz processor will be fitted into the international version while the Verizon version gets the Exynos processor with beefy specifications, including the 543m2 GPU.

    • AppleFUD

      This could be real. Most things fit with what we expect of Honeycomb being brought over to the phone; however, it could just be someones hack of Honeycomb onto a device.

      If it is true I hope that we can keep the soft buttons in one location and not have them follow the orientation–kind of a waste of space in landscape.

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