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Galaxy Nexus specs, image and release date breaks cover early in Japan: it's almost everything you expected the Nexus Prime to be

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Galaxy Nexus specs, image and release date breaks cover early in Japan: it's almost everything you expected the Nexus Prime to be
Ladies and gents, the Galaxy Nexus is here! Kind of. Just mere hours before the official announcement, a flyer for the Android Ice Cream Sandwich handset, previously referred to as the Nexus Prime, surfaced over in Japan for local carrier NTT DoCoMo. 

The biggest news about it? Almost everything you heard about it was true – it is indeed coming with a humongous 4.65-inch display with an incredulous resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and it is indeed powered by a fourth-gen TI OMAP 4460 chip with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It's also pretty thin at just .35 inches, but at its thickest point that goes to .45 inches.

Galaxy Nexus specs, image and release date breaks cover early in Japan: it's almost everything you expected the Nexus Prime to be
Sadly, the flyer confirms only a 5-megapixel camera supporting 1080p video recording, but hopefully Samsung has done some work on the image quality and we'd be gladly willing to overlook the sheer pixel count as it's not the most important factor in a camera. There's also a 1.3-megapixel camera listed, good for video conferencing.

In Japan, this will be marketed under the NEXT series and NTT DoCoMo confirmed that it will be available next month

Regrettably, it's only listed with 14.4Mbps HSDPA for connectivity, and we see no mention of LTE. The rest of the connectivity package is pretty standard including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS.

With all that in mind, though, we should note, that it's possible for the handset to launch with a slightly different spec sheet for the States. Here's to hoping for LTE and more megapixels in the camera.

source: Ameblo via SammyHub

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posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:29 5

1. android_hitman (unregistered)


really? no MP race? samsung and google should really start learning from apple!
they really don't know how to sell their products. i am very curious what other features this phone has. for the OS ICS i will get it through a ROM update.

i am dissapointed

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:39 6

7. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


megapixel count is highly overrated. wasnt there a rumor of new camera technology that would make stills really nice? i hope we see that.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:44 4

9. android_hitman (unregistered)


i agree. but marketing sell these days

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:02

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


you mean this?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Pelican-Imaging-shows-us-the-future-of-the-cameraphone_id16604

it will be interesting if we see some progress on it they mention it yet we haven't seen anything about it

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 09:17 4

32. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


It is overrated but people will buy a higher number no matter what it is. Take the iPhone for example......

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 09:39

35. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


if it has a higher number in anything its d*mn sure the price

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:59 3

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I have to agree. 5MP cameras were 2010. 8MP cameras are 2011. I am willing to overlook a 5MP camera if it's flawless because MP count is a little overrated. But I love to take photos & a 8MP would have been lovely so I can blow up the images & frame them. So let’s see what the camera offers first. Also that Super AMOLED 720p HD screen is SICK, & the MOST important feature of all Android Ice Cream Sandwich is coming. Dual-core & quad-core devices all rejoice!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 09:03

27. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


I had SE G900 back in 2008 and it has 5MP. And Samsung Memoir back in 2009 that had 8MP.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 09:09 3

28. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes you are 100% right, but I am talking about top-tier phones in 2010 & 2011. Most top-tier phones in 2010 had 5MP & the top-tier phones of 2011 had 8MP. There will be those phones that have more but those are far & few!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 09:15

31. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Right, probably in the US. But in different parts of Asia it's different. =)

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 20:59

77. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i am prettyy dissapointed too... i think htc and samsung devices are better than the google made samsung or htc ones...

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:29

2. ThomasFlowerchild (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


I now have a Nokia N8, as if I would ever consider buying a phone with only 5 megapixels :P !!

But it shure does look nice!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:31 3

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


megapixels isnt only thing that matters. it also has to due with aperture, lens, etc

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:27 2

18. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


While that is so true, can anyone tell me:

1) How to evaluate a phone camera better?

2) How to find those specs on phone?

Camera picture quality is the second most important part of a decision for my wife, and I am truly at a loss as to how to separate camera's on devices except for reviews. I do not want to go by just megapixels.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:48

23. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


try to go by aperture size, lens type, flash type, features, etc

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:05

54. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I just try to read reviews. Between the PhoneArena and Cnet reviews, you should get a consensus on photo quality. It worked the last time I bought a phone.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:34

4. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


anyway nobody really needs 5 million pixels on a phone. its going to be a year or so before phones reach that resolution

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:35 2

5. tharag (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


megapixels dont matter its .k but 5mp gives a mental setback when the rivals are going with 8mp as standerd feature

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:40 1

60. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I would absolutely agree. Just the fact that a bunch of people were complaining about the iPhone "finally" getting an 8MP Camera makes me snicker at this. The Nexus Prime in every way should meet or exceed the iPhone 4S for pure marketing value.

Those of use who are aware of what the difference between a 5 and 8 and aperture size, sensor, lens etc would be a little more informed when making a decision to buy. This phone is still amazing! However, the "masses" won't understand unless they find out for them selves.

Kinda disappointed, but not really- if that makes sense.
Guess we'll wait for the actual announcement.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:36

6. umdterps26 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


i really hope it has LTE.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:44 3

8. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


no way they would bring this to vzw without it.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:00

13. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I hope not...

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 13:07

65. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


Verizon is pricing this device at $299 with a 2 year contract,if they want to sell any units I don't think they would price a 3g device that high, beside remember that Verizon will have a exclusive edition, I wouldn't be surprise if the other carriers would carry this one , and Verizon something far superior.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:53 1

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If it comes stateside with LTE, I might be motivated to take an early termination charge on my EVO 3D.... Dayum! Sammy really seems to be stepping up their game.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:59

12. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Samsung specs are great theres no doubt about it. But I think the build quality isnt as good as others.

And another thing, Galaxy Nexus will be on Sprint too.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:01 3

14. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I always agreed with you but recently they seem to be hitting the mark on durability pretty well...

Did you watch the drop test in comparison to the iPhone4S? Granted, the iPhone4S is relatively "delicate" but I was surprised at how well the Samsung phone handled it.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:09

16. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


plastic, especially outfitted with gorilla glass in front, is plenty durable.

it does feel cheaper though. and if buying THE top of the line android phone, one should expect a better feel.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 09:47 2

38. eaphx (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Apr 2011)


I actually prefer the plastic because of weight. An inspire or thunderbolt compared to a galaxy s 2 is a big difference in the hand. But i guess once you spoil yourself you never want to go back,

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 09:50

40. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Its matter of preference really one isn't better than the other
..some like to have light devices some like it heavy...factually one is not better.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 10:06

42. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


d*mn sure better when you drop it from 4-5ft up aint it?

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