Nexus Prime Specs and Render Leak – and it Looks Amazing [Update – Hands on Photos]

by: Darcy LaCouveeSeptember 9, 2011

While little is still known (officially, of course) about the upcoming Nexus Prime, we do know that it will be coming this fall as the flagship reference device packed with Google’s next generation of Android –  Ice Cream Sandwich, the device has currently leaked prematurely under its Nexus Prime name by UK retailer Handtec.

There’s been a lot of confusion in the blogosphere regarding the upcoming Nexus Prime, and for good reason. There’s been leak, after leak after leak. Some of it has been legitimate, while some has been distracting and irrelevant. Here’s to setting the record straight. The Nexus Prime will have the following specs below, in addition to the latest iteration of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0

Specs & Details

  • 4.5-5.65 inch curved glass display with Super AMOLED HD screen that supports a 720p HD resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels.
  • a sleek shell with edge-to-edge glass and very minimal bezel and metallic chrome trim
  • 5-megapixel camera, capable of 1080p HD, thanks to its vastly improved image sensor
  • dual-core Texas Instruments 1.5 GHz CPU
  • 1 GB of dual channel RAM
  • 8.8mm thin

Thanks to recent leak on retailer Handtec, it looks like the day for the release of the highly anticipated Nexus Prime is upon us. Additionally, we know from Executive Chairman of Google, Dr. Eric Schmidt’s public disclosure, that the Nexus Prime will be available as of late October, but in all likelihood will ship by early November.

It looks like they have really hit this one out of the park, if the above render is to be taken as fact. For now, let’s sit idly by and keep our fingers crossed that this is, in fact, the case. I for one will be holding off on buying any Android phone until Ice Cream Sandwich devices come out, and it’s looking like that day is less than 6-8 weeks away

The recently leaked image above shows us that the Nexus Prime will, in fact, be sporting a 1280×720 display!

With its contoured Super HD AMOLED Plus display, lightning fast dual core 1.5Ghz processor, Ice Cream Sandwich with all of its improvements and full support for dual core processors built under the hood, as well as its claimed 180% performance improvement over previous iterations of Android, it’s likely to be the best superphone on the block, and will likely give the iPhone 5 a real run for its money too. And that’s a wrap, folks.

Anyone holding out for the Nexus Prime?

  • Guest

    Is there any indication which networks will have this?

  • apfrabror

    This is confirmed as fake! Please take some time to make sure that what you write is indeed the slightest bit true.

    • user01

      yes…all these late-comers posting this as news after it was called out as fake are cluttering up my RSS

  • Ouch… embarrassing. A quick Google search would have confirmed that this was a fake.

  • Hyperion

    Yea but i like the design of the phone.

  • Jroch75

    This phone better be the reason why Verizon isn’t offering a Galaxy S2. If not, I’m leaving Big Red and switching to where the Prime lands!

    • Bpscrapmail

      Seriously! Lots of rumors of amazing phones to hit VZW soon, if they don’t come to fruition, specifically the prime, I’ll leave, too!

  • CornBread


  • Hey Apple. Take it in the face

    Done deal. I am tried of the jailbreak cat and mouse.
    Hey Apple do the needful and calm down.

  • fukapple

    dammit…i just got the nexus s..can i exchange it for the prime when it comes out and pay the difference amount of money to AT&T?

  • Jazzmanmonty

    seriously, who would put together such a phone with brilliant specs and only put in a 5mp camera? 8 mp is the standard these days, esp when competing against htc’s newest technology. and the chromed out look? ya that is very 90’s/iphone 1ish…chrome sucks esp the first time you drop the phone. idk but the amaze 4g and galaxy s ii for tmobile specs are much better (except for the hd screen)