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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: 13903; 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: 13903; 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: 302; 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: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


think = thick

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:25 1

45. tech-head (Posts: 132; 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: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Oh how i wish santa was real

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 14:25

76. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wait wait wait wait..

santa isnt real!?!?!?!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:11 4

2. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; 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: 135; 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: 4015; 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: 302; 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: 5375; 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: 5375; 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: 13903; 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. :)

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:50

43. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


only for bada? how about the symbian series (like U800-900 or of the L series i guess), and the windows phone 7 series?

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:04

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


What i meant was, that Samsung has not had any Adndroid phones with metal body.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 14:26

77. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


well, there is always the first time.

i dunno. i prefer the light weight plastic. i dont know why it matters anways if u get a case like most people do. give me the weight loss and thinness so when i slap that thick case on it, its not a brick.. lol

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:33 1

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


Prime was made because at first they believed it would be made by LG, resulting in LG Optimus Prime if ever. Just fan made obviously.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 22:09

74. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


I see what you did there...

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:25 5

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Sexy, sexy, SEXY! iPhone 5 WHAT? Android is taking phones to a new level. 4.6" HD Super AMOLED, & a sexy metal design. Wow Apple's days of innovation are over! Samsung is the best phone maker right now. If this comes out for Sprint, I am there. I love my HTC Evo 3D but I will make a jump to this in a heartbeat!

Wow Samsung Galaxy Nexus!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:28 1

11. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I still think that the Note is superior.. but maybe not everyone can take such a huge size, eh? ;-)

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:40 1

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


if you feel that Note is superior, fine. That just means you don't get what a Nexus phone means. :D

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:56 2

31. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


specwise, the Note IS superior.. but its for a different type of person.

If the Note came with ICS out of the box, that would be awesome.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:44 2

23. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I love the Samsung Galaxy Note. The 5.3" is so sexy, it's just that it has TouchWiz. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be pure Google & I would rather that then TouchWiz. Now if the Samsung Galaxy Note didn't have TouchWiz I would be all over that instead of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I would rather have a bigger screen always. Both indeed are SICK though. I think Samsung makes the best phones in the world. HTC is second. I can honestly say that, even though I am a HTC fan who owns a HTC Evo 3D. Facts are facts! lol

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:48

24. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Oh I know what a Nexus phone means. But I also think that when custom roms will arrive on the Note - the issue will become a moot point, as everyone will get to have the OS they like on it. :D

HTC would be first on my list if not the Note's screen size.. and if not the fact that HTC does not have SuperAmoled screens.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:05

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


well, I think everyone knows what a Nexus phone means, if what you're saying is timely update. But what I should've said is the charm of a Nexus phone, with it being a "Google phone".

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:56 3

32. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


oh and ilia..


thats what she said. :)

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:10 1

34. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


yeah, apple has never had a metal phone. this is a truly amazing innovation that samsung has come up with.

both sides of this sissy fight need to calm down. there are great droid phones on the horizon and plenty of people are excited to find out what apple has in store. if you truly think you've figured out which OS or which piece of hardware is superior, you're completely in the wrong.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:16 3

35. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Hey ayephoner. It looks to me like you've jailbroken your iPhone. I did so as well. Do you know what I didn't find in Cydia - and why I was so disappointed @ WWDC 2011? Because of the fact that Apple did not introduce widgets. Sure, there are some widgets in Cydia, but that's nothing compared to what Android market has.

So yeah - as a person who has a Jailbroken iPhone 4 - and who has never had an Android device - I say - Android is better.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:30 5

37. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ayephoner,
id have to say your completely wrong with that last statement, as which is "superior" as far as OS is completely subjective to the user. There will never be a 100% consesus. As far as hardware, android phones are vastly superior.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:27

10. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


ME WANTY!!!!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:33 1

17. MajorMistake (unregistered)


PleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOh let this come true (and to Verizon and sooner than later)

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:38 1

18. stevenses (unregistered)


I don't understand why Android phones keep getting bigger and bigger....in my opinion 4.65" would be way too huge. I hope this isn't true. Or at least I hope they offer one with something between 4" and 4.3". You know, for those of us that don't have Sasquatch hands

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:41 8

21. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


* Note to self

1. Find box of Nexus S
2. Sell Nexus S
3. Buy Galaxy Nexus/Prime
4. Watch iphony's weep

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:43 1

22. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Dam sammy going to the next level..iphone what????

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:48 1

25. K1N9J (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


these screen sizes are getting kind of stupid. 4.3 is the all around most balanced and best screen size in my opinion. soon phones are going to be the same size if not bigger than tablets smh.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:50 1

27. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


It's completely different when your phone will not have buttons. durr.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 09:34 1

49. okashira (unregistered)


I know it must be hard to accept, but the phone will be the same size as a 4.3" device. The larger screen comes from not wasting space on the 4 buttons.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:49

26. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


This... Is... AWSOME!

All I thought about for the last few months was Hercules, Hercules, Hercules like it was the phone of phones.

No, this Nexus will be the phone of phones and whats best is that I will no longer have to wonder about updates unlike my stuck-on-froyo Vibrant.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 07:53 2

29. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung is working very hard in the production lines while rotten Apple is working very hard in the court rooms.

Crazy rotten Apple go to hell.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:30 3

38. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Samsung is doing their darndest to court customers. Apple is doing its darndest to take people to court. lol

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 08:31 3

39. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Why is everyone saying every phone will "kill the iPhone"? If the phone meets your expectations, say so. Don't go bashing on someone else's credit. Which, even then, Apple makes out pretty good. They don't need a bigger display with the PPI they have, hacking for battery life, force closes, and you can actually have push notifications. That's 4 qualities from my standards that Android doesn't even compete with.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:04 2

52. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I'm sorry who doesn't have push notifications? My 2010 Android has push email, Facebook, text, everything. And the reason we have to "hack" for battery life is that we mod our higher specced much faster phones to be EVEN faster and the consequence of flashing software to do that is an un-calibrated battery, that has to be re-calibrated. I agree with you on the force closes but it's tough to make an app work on over 100 different Android devices. All with different screens, processors, everything... All iOS developers have to make apps for is about a handful of devices, with the vast majority of them being the iPhone.

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:42

55. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I agree, and I know we have notifications, but our stuff is constantly syncing to our devices. With the iPhone, you can pick the intervals you want everything to sync. And its not just our processor speed, random apps enter memory for no reason at all.it is by far the worst task management I have seen on a phone. That's mix all of that with some milk and that is a s**tty bowl of cereal lmao.

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