Nexus Prime First Hands On Image Leaked

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 4, 2011

Well folks, no iPhone 5. Ho-hum.What most are forgetting, but probably not all of you – is that a much bigger announcement is coming next week, in the form of the Samsung Unpacked 2011 event, where many are suspecting the Nexus Prime to be formally announced. And, as things usually go, people much closer to the supply line than you or I, are getting sneak peaks at what the Nexus Prime will actually look like.

What you are looking at above is the first actual legitimate photo of the Nexus Prime, and with it, comes some very important, rumor confirming details. First off, let’s break it down.


As mentioned above, the display on the Nexus Prime will indeed by of the Super AMOLED HD variety. Heralded as the greatest display tech to come to any smartphone to date, Super AMOLED displays are gaining serious momentum in the market, and for good reason. Deep, pure blacks, saturated colors, excellent response times, and good battery usage all sum up to one thing – an incredible display on a mobile device. If you’ve ever had the chance to see a Samsung Galaxy S II, you’ll know what I am talking about.

1280×720 Resolution

Make no mistake – this is an extremely high resolution display, and the image above finally offers us hard evidence that the Nexus Prime will – like all other leading upcoming high end Android phones – sport a 720p display. With a 720p display on board, text will appear legible to almost a ridiculous level. Either way, a Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution this high is only found on one other device – the Samsung Galaxy Note. But, it’s important to recall that the Galaxy Note is a device of epic proportions; so much so in fact, that it will likely be too big for most, at 5.3 inches. Still, the Nexus Prime will have a pixel density of over 320PPI, which is one of the highest to date on any smartphone.

Other Details

Do not be confused by the 1184 x 720 pixel resolution that appears in the system info, as that’s just the area of the screen that is actively available for usage. With Ice Cream Sandwich,  expect Android to undergo a radical redesign, as there will be no hardware buttons. This means there will be persistent, and system wide on-scren menu buttons.

While we aren’t sure if the Samsung built Nexus Prime will be made using a PenTile matrix, we have to say that at this pixel density, it’s just not going to matter.

Either way, it’s great to see that the rumors are looking to be true, and that the Nexus Prime will indeed be sporting next-gen hardware! With no iPhone 5 in sight, it’s looking like the day for Android to approach 1 million daily activations creeps ever closer, friends.

And how about you – are you excited for the Nexus Prime?

Via: GSM Arena

  • Juan Moreno

    I am excited for this phone. I want to see this screen in person. Anyone know if this phone will ship with Gorilla Glass?

    • Although there is no hard evidence to confirm it as of yet, All Samsung Super AMOLED displays have shipped with Gorilla Glass, so it’s looking highly likely that the Nexus Prime will sport it too. Durable, beautiful, and awesome!

  • Daniel Allen

    Shweeet, but I do hope that bezel isn’t final~! I want next to no bezel. So its 16 pixels for the soft buttons, that seems smaller than what is displayed.

    Even though the Iphone 4s isn’t a huge upgrade, that x2 sgx540 isn’t to take lightly. I hope the Nexus’s OCed sgx540 will match or exceed its performance.

    Because it kills me every time I see an Apple product win in GPU. I’m an old school PC gamer, and Apple will forever equal a non-gaming machine.

    • Jason

      >>> So its 16 pixels for the soft buttons, that seems smaller than what is displayed.

      by my math, it’s actually 96 pixels for the on-screen buttons (1280 – 1184).

  • Anonymous

    that phone has no buttons. probably why it’s 4.65″ since it will be more like 4.3″ of useable space with on screen buttons.