Nexus Prime of Samsung make regurgitated for October landing in all its Super AMOLED HD glory
Google's next poster child for Android Ice Cream Sandwich is to indeed sport a 720x1280 pixels 4.5" screen, which should be a sight unseen, considering the Super AMOLED technology. Utlization of the PenTile matrix means details won't be as distinct as they would be with a normal RGB one, but there will be more than enough pixel density to compensate.
The Korean source also regurgitated the rest of the info we've already heard about the Nexus Prime, like a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and October release. Considering that all these numerous sources point to Samsung as the manufacturer of Google's next reference Android phone, it will be interesting to see how the rumored powerful TI OMAP 4460 chipset is implemented.
Another interesting tidbit is that the Korean SK Telecom allegedly also plans to launch the Nexus Prime in its portfolio, which seemingly confirms the rumor that the phone might come to multiple carriers, instead of the usual boutique availability.
source: ETNews via OLED-Display
1. android_hitman (unregistered)
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!! i just bought a HTC Sensation!!! .. i hate the phone manufacturers for how fast they bring new stuff on the market :)
8. biggles (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
If you want a much slower pace of bringing features to market, you should switch to an iPhone.
17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Lol and people bitch about Apple releasing new models every year.
20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
no they bitch because apple releases the same phone with minor updates every year and is normally a year behind in tech when it launches anyways.
i cant wait to put your prized iphone5 up against a galaxy2, much less the nexus prime. Your gonna cry. :)
23. Droid_lite (unregistered)
The iPhone 4 had better benchmarks than the SGS1. The iPad 2 has better benchmark scores than the Tab 10.1. What makes you think the SGS2 is better than the iPhone hardware-wise. The Apple A5 is supposed to be a more efficient version of the Exynos chip that is in the SGS2 (european and asian versions). The US may get the Tegra 2 version, which would make it even slower than phones like the Evo 3D.
36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the iphone4 had better benchmarks? can you go find that benchmark on android and iOS that your talking about please.
also, the iphone4 and Galaxy USE THE SAME HARDWARE, except that whole.. samsung gave the older version of hummingbird to apple and kept the slighty stronger version for itself.. lol.
The ipad2 uses a slightly scaled down version of exynos, not a scaled up version. Samsung keeps the best iterations for itself.
The US SGS2 is getting the exynos chip. The tegra2 is meant for smaller countries and non prime markets.
Tegra2 is a stronger chip than the scorpion dual core found in the evo3D
You havent one bit of factual knowlege in your statement. go home and study.
27. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Only crying I'll be doing is the tears of laughter at you, Sniggles, and the rest of the Andrones trying to justify wasting money on a crappy Android device that'll be abandoned in six months.
45. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
back to your homoerotic avatars I see.....just figured everyone knew so what is the point hiding it right?
2. Roberto Lim (unregistered)
Your not in bad shape, I don't plan to retire my HTC Desire HD till end of 2012, well that was the plan at least.
4. Moo (unregistered)
Lets go Nexus Prime!
Multiple carriers and we need price details please.
It will be time for me to sell my Nexus S.
5. Synack (Posts: 673; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Bring it! Selling my Droid Charge as soon as this drops.
6. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2010)
I wonder if it will have a basic feature: A micro-sd card slot!
7. Niners13 (unregistered)
or led notifications....
9. Confused (unregistered)
so what is the better display?
720 PenTile Nexus Prime
480 RGB Galaxy SII
The PenTile has better resolution but the RGB is supposed to be a better technology?
21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the 720p display should be better. Pentile is not as well "liked" because it didnt sport a great pixel density on older amoled devices. The new screen is supposed to have a much higher pixel density so it shouldnt be as noticable.
Man.. now im torn again.. since the hercules might actually have an exynos in it (judging by its benchmarks) i dunno if i should wait or not.. lol.
SGS2 or Nexus Prime?
11. Pays daily (unregistered)
I was going to get the SGII, but since hearing some of the spec for the prime I will be getting it, if all the spec are up to my standards....
12. LTE (unregistered)
but.. will it have LTE?!?! Requirement for me.
Also.. do ANY of the Samsung phones have LED notification lights? There is NO way I can see purchasing a phone without one. I live by that little light! I don't see how anyone can get along without having the notification light! turn your phone on frequently to check for messages??
13. lemenade (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
i hope i comes to sprint i am due for an upgrade
14. zach (unregistered)
Yeah no kidding I hope it comes to sprint to cause I need an upgrade, but they probably won't cause well its sprint..... That's why I want to switch to tmobile cause there cheaper and have better phones, and I just can't deal with sprints service lately.
15. Jeff D. (unregistered)
Then samsung will make:
Super AMOLED HD +
Super AMOLED qHD
Super AMOLED qHD +
lol jk, who knows? It would be cool if it does happen.
29. Matt (unregistered)
lol, a qHD display has a resolution of 960×540 pixels. I dont see how Samsung would "upgrade" from 1280x720 to 960x540.
Most likely upgrade would be a 1280x720 RGB display. After that we'll probably see the bendy displays go into mass production.
On a side note, this phone will probably be the same size as the current Galaxy S2 since it wouldnt need the hardware buttons.
30. Matt (unregistered)
btw anyone know when Apple puts in an order for these "magical" displays?? LOL
16. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 420; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
Most likely we will see it on T-mobile, following by Sprint and then AT&T+Verizon
man...... Nexus Prime huh? Are we seeing the 5mp camera lol?
18. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
iPhone 5 will still be better though considering the Nexus S had a boatload of problems
25. the_miz_blew_steve_jobs (unregistered)
At least the Nexus S could make phone calls.
33. Jacko (unregistered)
Nexus s had problems what problems I have 1 and I find I been using it as much as my galaxy s II
19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Androids transform and ROLL OUT!
22. Moo (unregistered)
I forgot the iphone is (drinks more kool-aid) flawless
Had no issues with my Nexus S at all.
24. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Nexus Prime..hmmmmm great name of a phone impresive specs....hmmmm but.... is from Samsung. other than great specs (on paper) and the usually good screen from Sammy, this phone will not live to expectations for one reason, it will be guine pig from the now rush ICS, and we all have experience than when Android rushes thing. there is a 50-50 fail on this phone and since is first generation ICS, it will fail... dont want to spoil the ice cream.. but we all know that ice cream in November will melt...
28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
gallito.. have you been eating your apple jacks this morning?? seriously.
samsung not only has impressive specs on paper AND the real world, but impressive build quality. name the last major samsung phone that had a bleeding screen, a false color screen, antennagate issues, and more? there havent been any. Considering they are second to only apple in single phone sales, id say thats impressive.. because all those things i just listed.. were apple issues. And there are a lot more.
Maybe u dont like lightweight plastic being used, but that has nothing to do with the actual build quality of the phone.
Its easy to not be a guinea pig, dont buy a new device the month it comes out. Apple isnt immune to their launch issues either. No one is. There is ALWAYS an issue when ANY new device launches. The trick is how quick do they fix it? Google is normally lightning quick on the updates. I guess that whole OTA update ability has its uses, huh? :)
32. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
we all know that Samsung is the slowest to do updates.... second. other than the amoled screen and the exynos that i dont know what phone has them yet, there are nothing spectacular, and maybe because they improve so much , their phones are outdated. (fascinate), the SGII are not out in the States and are already outdated, they are worst than Apple because at least Apple gives you a phone once a year but Samsung, a few weeks ago everyone was talking about how great the SGII, that will blow any phone out of the water, now with the NExus prime.. the SGII were a thing of a past before launch, with them there always e better home phone coming, playing with people feeling, that want the next big thing, well you Sammy fans keep waiting for that next big thing...
37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
samsung is actually quick to do updates.. as long as u dont live in america. thats not all samsung, thats american carriers. the galaxyS was updated to 2.3 like 5 months ago now everywhere except america.
Of course, XDA fixed that a year ago, so who cares.
the galaxy line is top of class in every category. in what category is it not? explain that to me. best hardware, best camera quality, best battery life, best screens, most connectivity options, and its pretty damn stable.
at what point does it falter (other than the vibrants lack of camera flash..lol)
the SGS2 is still relevant but I do agree that its going to be too close to the nexus prime launch. But again, you can blame that on the American carriers, not Samsung. Why would samsung purposely delay the SGS2 launch in nowhere but america.. which is its biggest market?
If the nexus prime is launched with the TiOmap processor and a 5mpx camera the SGS2 will still be the stronger handset. The NP will just have the new OS and a bigger screen.
Personally im quite torn between the 2. One is proven king of its class and stable, the other has that shiney new factor.. but it will probably come with some bugs as all new OS's do. If the hercules does in fact have the exynos core in it.. ill probably still pick it up.. nexus prime or not.
40. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I wil give you best hardware, but best cameras??... there average at most,.. best battery life, hmmm only on 3g phone the droid was .... well ask any Droid charge and you will find out, I did.... on connectivity options , I dont know that so will give it o you, A a consumer I dont care if is the carrier or the manufacturer, just like in baseball. if the teams does bad . we all blame the coach, even though he doesnt play, nothing so far has made the Samsung product stand out, sure SGII sold but because it looks like an iphone, ( thats debatable) love your argument.. and thank you... but my blind hate for Samsung, will not change,
39. ohhh... (unregistered)
samsung is quick on update compare to others.
and dont forget samsung just hire a modder from cynogen, i think they will do more better support for the software side.
SGS II outdated??? it has USB OTG, MHL link, wifi direct for file transfer, the all future things that today iphone 4 doesnt have and if the next nexus doesnt have those cool things too than the SGS II still future proof. the only thing outdated is the resolution.
41. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
The nexus prime is Google's flashgrip device for ICS ruining on Samsung's hardware(possible), that's to it, the prime will get the fist line of android updates just like the nexus S got the first batch of updates from 2.3.2-2.3.4 before anyone else, now if you like the extra features on touchwiz user interface as well as the looks then the Galaxy S2 is for you if you want the "pure" Google experience as well as the first to be updated and acquire features.
31. Cmonson (unregistered)
Um its plenty cold enough in November to keep icecream from melting. Where the heck do you live where its HOT in November? Freaking Botswana?
26. Razy (unregistered)
Super Amoled HD or Super Amoled HD Plus?
34. Jasneet (unregistered)
That is awesome...always wanted to own a nexus phone...now Google is coming up with some real deal...my vibrant is already feeling scared...thinking...what i am gonna do with it (gonna make it test mule) once I get Nexus Prime.
35. Forever Zero (unregistered)
i had my Galaxy S2 and now i don't want anything but Ice Cream Sandwich \m/
42. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Gah, if it's the size of a Samsung Infuse 4G I'll have to pass. A 4.5 inch screen is just unnecessary.