The iPhone 4S disappointed a lot of Apple fans expecting rumored specs for an iPhone 5. Will the Nexus Prime go the same route? Probably yes, and probably no–depending on whom you believe at this rumor-filled stage of the Nexus Prime saga.
Two conflicting reports have surfaced just a few hours ago regarding the upcoming Nexus Prime. Both reports claim to have been based on credible hearsay from reliable sources.
While both new reports affirm most of the Nexus Prime specs that have been circulating the Web, one report depicts an inebriated set of Nexus Prime specs that will truly make the flagship device an outstanding pioneer, and the other report depicts rather sober Nexus Prime specs.
A “trusted source” told Boy Genius Report that the Nexus Prime, rumored to be officially revealed on October 11 as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will not only come with Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 4.65-inch touchscreen with HD Super AMOLED curved display and 1280×720 resolution.
The source also confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will have an OMAP 4460 processor (1.2 GHz) and a 5-megapixel camera. Boy Genius Report‘s “trusted source” gave the full list of Nexus Prime official specs as follows:
- 4.65-inch display at 1280×720 resolution
- HD Super AMOLED display technology
- curved display (a la Nexus S)
- dual-core, 1.2-GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4460
- 1 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of internal storage
- 5-megapixel primary camera
- 1.3-megapixel secondary camera
- 1080p Full HD video capture
- LTE or HSPA connectivity
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Near Field Communication (NFC)
- 1,750 mAh battery
- 9.0 millimeters depth (thinness)
The report goes on to say that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be devoid of any non-Google additions or modifications. TouchWiz will have its hands off the Nexus Prime. Also, Ice Cream Sandwich will reportedly be able to log data usage of each app installed on the Nexus Prime.
Lastly, the same report reiterates current rumor about an exclusive release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wireless. Although, the report did not mention whether the handset will take on Verizon’s branding as the rumored Samsung DROID Prime or will be called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
GSMArena, on the other, claims an unnamed “Google insider” leaked out a different set of Samsung Galaxy Nexus official specs. Contrary to Boy Genius Report‘s list of Nexus Prime specs, the “Google insider” provides a more bedazzling set of Nexus Prime official specs:
- dual-core, 1.5-GHz Samsung Exynos application processor
- dual-core graphics processing unit (suspected to be the PowerVR SGX543MP2)
- 8-megapixel primary camera (with “some sort of an improved sensor”)
- 1080p Full HD video recording
- 2,050 mAh battery
- LTE connectivity
- “probably” also dual-mode GSM/CDMA capability
Both stories seem to corroborate the initial hardware specs of the Samsung GT-I9250 leaked a while ago in an alleged Samsung roadmap of Android devices slated for 2011. The Samsung GT-I9250 is nearly everybody’s favorite Nexus Prime suspect.
Whichever of the two sets of “official” Nexus Prime specs turns out to be true, the device does seem to have what it takes to be the iPhone 4S killer.
Blinking Lights for the Holidays
Aside from the warring stories about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus specs, another source has told Droid Life that Samsung will be breaking its own tradition: the Nexus Prime (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) will not only discard most hardware physical buttons (especially the Home button) but will bear multicolor notification lights near the phone’s bottom chin.
Earlier reports also hint at the possibility of a new stock browser for the Nexus Prime–Google Chrome for Android.
More Excitement Unpacking
The level of excitement over the Nexus Prime (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) is truly turning red hot, especially with the clock ticking down towards 11:30 A.M. of October 11, during which Samsung’s “Google Episode” of its Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 event is expected to unfurl the Nexus Prime in its full glory.
No one’s saying that the front side of the Nexus Prime or the preview of the Ice Cream Sandwich interface on the mockup image is the real deal. If the Nexus Prime turns out to look like that, though, we are sure that only very few would complain.
How is your Nexus Prime excitement level today?