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Nexus Prime might be called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, sporting a 4.65" HD screen and metal chassis

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Nexus Prime might be called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, sporting a 4.65
This is all a rumor with unspecified source for now, but the tipster actually claims that the final name of Google's Android Ice Cream Sandwich poster child will be Samsung Galaxy Nexus. A support page for a Samsung GT-I9250 is already up, with this internal code widely expected to be the rumored Nexus Prime, made by Samsung.

Let's leave the naming aside, the juicy specs are what matters. Not that the name doesn't sound well, but the source claims a 4.65" display with HD resolution and a completely metal shell, which will be 0.35" (8.8mm) thin. The metal part will be very interesting to see, considering Samsung's high-ends have kept things thin and light with the generous use of plastic so far. Also, so far all rumors pointed towards a 4.5" HD screen. If the display is 4.65", and it keeps the 800x1280 resolution of the Galaxy Note, our calculations show 324.6 pixel density, which should be a treat.

Now mop up the drools, as the tipster has some more unconfirmed, but interesting info - the screen might be curved, like on the Nexus S, and the phone is expected to be announced at the end of October, fitting with Eric Schmidt's own schedule for Android ICS.

Make of it what you will, but this largely coincides with the inside info Eldar Murtazin posted in the spring - that Samsung is prepping a monster Android handset in time to battle the next iPhone, with a 4.5" edge-to-edge HD screen, no front buttons, and possibly made of metal - working on it in tight integration with Google. It was dubbed the Galaxy S3 then, but now it sounds like the Nexus Prime, doesn't it? Oops, we mean the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. At the time he also mentioned that this phone will be one of the reasons for Apple's countless lawsuits against the Galaxy line, and this now sounds pretty credible, considering the latest development in the US, EU, Australia and Japan yesterday.

Given that HD Super AMOLED is no longer a fictional technology, and we've been handling a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 preview unit with it at the office in the last days, it's hard to imagine the leaked UAP profile yesterday suggesting WVGA resolution wasn't just a placeholder. If Samsung can make a 5.3" HD Super AMOLED for the Galaxy Note, what's to stop it from making a 4.65" one for a Galaxy Nexus?

October can't come soon enough. We just hope that Google doesn't let an unfinished product product out of the door with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, time-pressed to out a juicy alternative to the next iPhone.

source: GSMArena

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posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:07 4

1. phantomash (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


OMG!! mind = blown

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:39 20

19. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


4.65" Super Amoled HD to destroy the 3.7 inches loser retina display.
12MP Camera to crush the iPhone 5 camera.
ICS to destroy iOS 5.
No Buttons to destroy the iphone's new home button.
1.5Ghz QuadCore Exynos for the win!!!
iPhone 5's mind = BLOWN!!!!
iPhone 5's mind = BLOWN!!!!
iPhone 5's mind = BLOWN!!!!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:53 4

28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


bob,
i want the phone that your thinking of.. what ever that is.. lol that sounds awesome

unfortunately the rumors so far have the nexus prime as a 5mpx camera and an OMAP 44(60?) processor.

though i sincerely wish your specs come true!! lol

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:28 1

46. okashira (unregistered)


I don't find the fact that it will be 5MP unfortunate at all. In fact, it will be a great thing. 5MP on a sensor the same size as the 8MP cameras will do wonders for the image quality.

And a great showing of a manufacturer not buying into the more MP = better ignorance that dominates the masses.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:47 2

57. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if they put a real camera quality sensor on that 5mpx im all for it.. if its another generic pinhole style cell camera at 5mpx, imma be bummed.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 20:20

67. Schmao (Posts: 362; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


They wanna keep the phone slick and sexy. It already has a screen that pushes the limits of a smartphone. A good sensor would make it too think for their tastes. The camera will be a cute, fancy dot at back of the slab.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 20:20

68. Schmao (Posts: 362; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


think = thick

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:25 1

45. tech-head (Posts: 133; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


Now only if we can get that phone by November in the U.S.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:37 1

40. devil (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Apr 2008)


Dear Santa, plz i want this phone @ this Christmas...

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 20:21

69. Schmao (Posts: 362; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Oh how i wish santa was real

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 14:25

76. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wait wait wait wait..

santa isnt real!?!?!?!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:11 4

2. Knicknevin (Posts: 150; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is for this phone to come to Verizon.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:30 1

12. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


unlocked would be a much better option.... but i can't blame you for wanting big red to have their own special version

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:32

14. Knicknevin (Posts: 150; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


My primary concern is that V has the nasty habit of passing on some of the best phones.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:32 1

15. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Droid Nexus Maybe?

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:12 2

3. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


OMG ''4.6'' that's huge, why can't they just make it ''4''??? That's the perfect size for a screen.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:18 11

5. phantomash (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


No. I rather like the large screen, and '4.65inch ' just sounds awesome saying it (instead of the usual 4.5, 4.3, or worst yet, 4), and it will be jaw dropping coupled with that res.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:26 7

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Couldn't have said it any better. Thumbs up for you!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:29 7

47. okashira (unregistered)


4.65 FTW. With small enough bezels, 16:9 aspect and screen taking up where the 4 buttons would be, it will be no bigger then a 4.3" device.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 20:22 1

70. Schmao (Posts: 362; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Thumbs up! People like us who browse these sites want big sexy high tech phones! Who cares if the average joe can't handle the size!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:31 4

13. ronthegent (unregistered)


i like bigger screens, and dont forget this devices will be the first device with ics, so it wont have the four hard buttons most androids have

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:28 2

36. bighandssmallpockets (unregistered)


All I want is a top of the line android with 4" screen. Unfortunately I feel like I will always have to settle for a middle of the road phone just to get the size I want. I have plenty of money to pay for high end but will NEVER wear my phone!!!

Have the eris now and may have to suck it up and buy iPhone 5 if there is no android to beat it at that size :-(

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:31 1

48. okashira (unregistered)


Maybe you should stop wearing those skin tight hipster jeans, girlie.

I gots room to spare pocketing my EVO 4G.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 12:02

59. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


It has nothing to do with the jeans. I wear slim fit jeans and can fit my OG EVO with the superfat 3500mAh battery in my pockets just fine.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 12:52

63. bighandssmallpockets (unregistered)


4.8x2.6 I could do that. Verizon only goes for the giant phones.

and don't make fun of my jeans and i won't make fun of your boxers sticking out of your sagging baggie jeans and your silly sideways hat with the flat brim. ;-)

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 12:51

62. ervman1 (unregistered)


do you not realize that although the screen is larger there will be on screen back and home buttons on ics? Therefore the device might not be much larger than the nexus s but the screen will take up more...

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:12 3

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


I wanted the Nexus Prime Name :(

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:18 1

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


This is just rumors. honestly i believe this will not be called a galaxy phone, and it will likely not have a metal chassis. Samsung has only had metal bodies for the wave phones and never for android.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:25 2

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


I would like the Metal body on the Prime and the name is kinda cool I'm liking Samsung's work so far and I think they deserve this nexus, they probably have become the fastest growing android manufacturer

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:55 6

30. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Sammy is definately the largest growing android maker.

We all knew the prime was code name for the real phone, but darn it.. i really liked calling it the prime as well.. lol. Maybe it will be the Nexus Ice, short for ICS of course. I dont see "galaxy nexus" as a good name for it.

peter, never is never an option. :)

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