The rumor mill is in full swing over recent leaks concerning the highly anticipated Nexus Prime, and we’ve got some juicy morsels for you to chew on today.
Perhaps you recall that we mentioned it would be an LTE 4G device, with an incredibly high resolution 720p display, and a 1.5Ghz dual core processor? Do you remember the fact that it will have a whopping 1GB of dual-channel RAM?
The good news is that the leaks are starting to confirm what we had heard previously, which is that the Nexus Prime / Nexus 3 will have what many consider to be the most advanced display in the world – a “Super AMOLED HD” display. This means it will be of a higher resolution than either the iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S II, or any of the other flagship superphones on the market with qHD (960×540) displays.
Samsung – who controls 98% of the worlds AMOLED production – is the largest purveyor and creator of Super AMOLED displays in the world, and apparently, they’ve refined their AMOLED manufacturing processes to create higher resolution panels, which makes this writer drool with techno-lust.
We know that the captain of Apple’s ship, Tim Cook, was recently in Korea to discuss with Samsung the potential of getting their premium Super AMOLED Plus displays into the upcoming iPad 3, but with pending litigation between the two mammoth companies, it remains to be seen if this will happen. Still, Samsung is a business, and their largest single customer is Apple, so it could go either way.
Getting back to the Nexus Prime, we know it will likely feature a 1.5 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 OMAP one. Furthermore, BGR also published that that Ice Cream Sandwich could potentially arrive on multiple devices, from multiple carriers “at practically the same time… in addition to a Google Nexus handset from Samsung”.
With specs like this, and a Super AMOLED Plus HD display, the Nexus Prime is looking to be the next best thing to happen to mobile technology in a long time. Most importantly, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is currently being developed with dual core processing in mind, and to unify the fragmentation between Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This will result in an easier app development process, and will likely result in tons of amazing apps being made that will work seamlessly on both Android smartphones and Android tablets.
According to BGR, “This upcoming superphone will not have any carrier preloads or OEM customizations, which goes without saying for a Nexus phone or a reference/flagship Android offering. The current codename is “Prime”, and our source believes it’s possible that the phone could launch as the “Google Nexus Prime.””
Any thoughts? Excited about the Nexus Prime? I know, I know, you were hoping for a quad-core Tegra 3, but this is the next best thing – trust us. 1.5Ghz of TI’s OMAP processing is nothing to scoff at.
Viva the Android revolution!