The Samsung GT-I9250 has been a hot item in the news lately, chiefly because it is almost everyone’s primary suspect for the upcoming Google reference phone, the official name of which has not yet been officially made known. But, a tipster has said that the upcoming Google phone from Samsung will be called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, rather than the Nexus Prime, Nexus 3, Nexus Plus, or some other rumored name being floated around.

The tipster, allegedly a “well-informed source from the industry,” told the final name of the first Android smartphone to come out as the reference device for Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

Screen Details

Apart from leaking the “official” name Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the tipster also confirmed that the device will carry a 4.65-inch touchscreen and that its display resolution will be High Definition (HD). The information pretty much lines up with the GT-I9250 specs leaked in mid-August in an alleged Samsung roadmap for upcoming devices.

Moreover, the tipster also mentioned other interesting bits of info about the Nexus Prime (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) candidate handset (GT-I9250). For instance, the tipster provided a specific number of the device’s thickness/thinness: 8.8 millimeters, just slightly thicker than the Samsung Galaxy S II (8.5 millimeters).

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime) will have a metal chassis and the “screen is curved just like the Nexus S screen,” said the source. The curved screen mentioned by the source presumably refers to the slightly-concave, contoured design of the Nexus S, where the middle portion of the phone is slightly thinner than the top and bottom edges.

The display will reportedly use Samsung’s HD Super AMOLED technology, just like the recently debuted Samsung Galaxy Note does.

Launch Date

The source also said that the Nexus Prime’s launch date will be in late October, which affirms our earlier report of a rumored October launch date for the Google Nexus Prime. The time frame also lines up well with our earlier report of the launch date for Ice Cream Sandwich in as early as October, or even November.

The Samsung GT-I9250 caused a noisy buzz after it appeared recently on a dummy support page and on a User Agent Profile (UAProf) on the official Samsung website.

Details about the upcoming Google flagship reference phone for Ice Cream Sandwich are still fuzzy, speculative, and mostly rumor. But, the rumor cloud has been swelling lately, which not only upholds the grave importance and significance of the Nexus Prime (or whatever other name Google’s reference device will be officially called) but also suggests that the Nexus Prime’s launching and debut is imminent.

Have you been holding out for the Nexus Prime? Or have you settled for the Samsung Galaxy S II or the Motorola DROID Bionic?

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