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November 3rd rumored Verizon launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Prime aka Galaxy Nexus

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November 3rd rumored Verizon launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Prime aka Galaxy Nexus
File this under rumors and speculation. The same anonymous 4Chan source that gave us those incredible specs for the Samsung Galaxy S III that we reported on, has some information on the Samsung Galaxy Prime, AKA Samsung Galaxy Nexus AKA DROID Prime. At the same time that he was shown slides of the Samsung Galaxy S III, he was able to play with the Galaxy Prime, and said that the device was actually called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Looking very much like the Samsung Galaxy S II in design, the Galaxy Nexus does offer a larger 4.65 inch curved glass display with 720p resolution (720 x 1280), and a 1.5GHz Exynos dual-core processor is under the hood along with 1GB of RAM. Earlier reports said that the Nexus would have a TI OMAP processor although it is possible that the Verizon model-which is expected to be an exclusive to Big Red for an undisclosed time-will also have some differences in specs compared to the model going to the other carriers. Also, Exynos does not work with LTE which would make it sound like there is a mistake somewhere. After all, we couldn't imagine this flagship device not supporting LTE.

The device will come with 16GB of storage and a microSD slot and a 2000mAh battery will power the phone. Ice Cream Sandwich will be installed although the unit he used showed an Android build of 2.4.1 on the handset. He said that the UI on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was similar to Gingerbread but with a "major face lift". The tipster noted that the menus were smoother with improved animation and an app drawer that was customizable with sections for Apps, Games and Widgets. Speaking of widgets, they can be previewed before placed on your screen and the color scheme has gone from the green of Android 2.3 to blues and purples. Lastly, he said that Gmail, the calendar and the browser have all been re-done. The browser now has tabs on the bottom of the screen and has better "pinch-to-zoom" and a new bugdroid icon. Gmail has Honeycomb-style panels in landscape and the calendar now has a new blue color scheme.

According to the source, this phone is the reason why Verizon passed on the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Now, another source who Droid Life says has an inside with Verizon, and calls himself  "The Panda King" on Twitter, says that this phone will be launched via Verizon on November 3rd. According to his words, those who buy the Apple iPhone 5 will be jealous. Again, until we get the word from Verizon or Samsung, take this with a grain of, uh, rice. Also, delays do happen in the real world. But do note that much of what you just read matches what we told you from another source earlier this month. The 4Chan page that revealed all of this information is now removed, which actually tends to validate the post.

source: 4Chan, Twitter (The Panda King) via DROIDLIFE (1), (2)

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posted on 17 Sep 2011, 15:24

1. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


the premier samsung phone on Verizon not having LTE? and this was supposed to be the successor to the Droid Charge??

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 18:20 1

12. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Im guessing its going to have lte, 720p resolution screen, 4.6 inch screen, ti 1.5 ghz processor, and ice cream sandwich and be around .4 inches thick 8MP camera and hopefully it will be pure ice cream sandwich and no bloatware

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 15:31 3

2. morris (unregistered)


complete speculation.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 15:39

3. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Galaxy S2.5

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 15:45

4. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Man cant wait for this phone. I just hope Sammy can match Motos' call quality and signal strenght...

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 15:53 2

5. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


being a Verizon phone it will no way shape or form will it be a true "Nexus" phone being that all other Nexus phone dont have CRAP all over it as in bing (god i hated that...i mean really wtf) or verizon nav or vcast....Verizon will never put out a pure google phone...they f**k with everything...with all that being said i really cant wait to mess with this phone....seems awesome but all of this is pure speculation....and if the glass display is true please for the love of my money be gorilla glass

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 16:02

6. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I agree. GORILLA GLASS FTW

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 21:34

17. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Gorilla glass is strong but not that strong. I've cracked both my phones with gorilla glass.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 10:43

24. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its still stronger than regular glass, which is the point. would you like it to shatter on the first or 3rd drop? lol

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 10:05

23. Beeve (unregistered)


My OG Droid came with Vanilla Android (Save for a widget that allowd me to view my Verizon Data usage). WTF does it matter? I'm going to root and tinker with Custom ROM's anyway:)

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 16:14

7. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Samsung S II didn't come to verizon because it wouldn't have been that impressive at only 3G. Since they only announced the LTE Samsung Galaxy S II model after the models were announced for the US by the other carriers. Now if Verizon wants to they could bring it over after Europe gets it but it probably won't be to early Q1. Either way Verizon would be idiots not to add the S II to their line up even with the Prime coming out. Some people don't want that big of a screen so give them an alternative one.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 16:24

8. Steve88 (unregistered)


Why does Samsung chips have issues with LTE and HSPA?

They make chips with very good graphics capabilities, but their data sucks.

The Samsung Hercules is going to have the 1.5ghz dual core Qualcom chip because it can handle the HSPA+ unlike the Samsug Exynos chip.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 17:58

11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


at least they're going with an OMAP processor than an S3 variant.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 16:34

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


Nexus for all is what i say the more the better. I am on AT& Pee so i gots to wait for that version.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 16:51 2

10. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


I'd rather have the Exynos dual core vs Ti with LTE cause i cant have LTE were i am...in fact...i dont even have 3g where i'm at..thanks ATT. So if ATT got the 1.5 samsung dual core that owuld be great because it is stronger then TI processors.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 20:11 2

13. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you have to look at the big picture guy. if i were on AT&T at this point of their development i'd wait for an LTE phone because even if you get a phone with the capability to use AT&T's LTE network and can't use it right away they will likely get LTE going in your area well before your two years is up and the OMAP4 only comes second to the Exynos which is indeed very powerful but so is the OMAP4 so you're really not missing out on too much power if you decide to side with a phone with an OMAP4 and LTE over a phone with Exynos sans the LTE.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 10:47

25. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i think i just got a boner.. 1.5ghz Exynos!? Hopefully thats confusion for the real nexus Primes. If they havent added LTE functionality to the radio in the exynos, then i dont see that being in the VZW version. It would be rediculous for them to pass on LTE when they are going head to head with the iphone5. OMAP and Exynos are both as good or better than the reported 1ghz chip inside the iphone5. Take the omap with LTE so that way u have 1 more bullet point to show customers.

Now, since VZW needs LTE, then hopefully the REAL nexus Prime will have the 1.5 exynos. Maybe thats why Tmobile skipped on it in the hercules? To better differentiate between the handsets. Hercules as the fastest, prime as the strongest. That I could forgive them for. :)

now LAUNCH THE DARN PHONE!!! lol

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 20:57

14. EraserXIV (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jul 2009)


4chan gets so much traffic that posts disappear once they get too old (like a couple hours). it's not because it was intentionally removed.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 21:02

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6197; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Kinda sucks that Verizon have it only exclusive for the Holidays. But it still better looking than the iPhone 5. Hope the sales beats the Iphone 5 when it launches. Still prefer to have it on each carrier. but Only Verizon gets it first

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 04:11 1

21. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


How can you say that the Nexus Prime looks better than the iPhone 5 if neither of them are out or even leaked? I'm anticipated for the prime as well but c'mon, you can't jump that far ahead of yourself as to say that the iPhone 5 doesn't look as good when you've never even put eyes on either phone.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 21:22

16. yeayeayea (unregistered)


lets take a vote...

HTC Vigor (HTC Incredible HD) or the Samsund Droid Prime (Samsung Galaxy Nexus)

vote vote vote

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 00:24

19. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am gonna have to vote twice: My wife wants the Samsung (whatever freaking name they pick), and I would take the HTC (Whatever freaking name they pick). Depending on actual performance and reviews, of course.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 04:16 1

22. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Of course prime! I love htc's build quality, beats audio, and there dev support but 720p hd res + superamoled + ICS... How could anyone resist?

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 21:44

18. shawndog1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 May 2011)


Prime , if it's lte

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 02:27

20. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Does anyone know the size of the actual phone? (not the screen size but the measurements of the physical phone). 4.65" is a huge screen but since ICS doesnt require capacitive buttons wouldnt that make for a (maybe) smaller phone cause it uses the space where the capacitive buttons are supposed to be? Im so keen to buy the Nexus Prime when its out, but if its too large then I'll opt for something else.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 10:49

26. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its probably going to be the same size or slightly smaller than an SGS2.. that would be my guess.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 07:52

29. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'd guess same size as the Galaxy S2 Sprint/T-Mobile (4.5") variants, maybe a bit narrower since the HD screen will have a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the current 15:9.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 13:44

27. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


I'm more than slightly confused. From what I read here and at Phonedog, it makes it seem that Verizon has exclusivity to the Prime. What is the chance of AT&T - and therefore by default, Rogers, since they use the same bands - getting this? Or is it slated to be only on Verizon? That would be a shame.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 19:15

30. Matty (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


The UK doesnt have any LTE coverage or networks so it could be possible that they might put in a chip which does not support LTE for certain areas. I know the Nexus phones are meant to be the same with Google choosing only 1 chipset but it could be they have better hardware support for ICS so manufacturers can choose either chipset

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