Alleged first image of the next Nexus branded smartphone is leaked
posted by John V. / May 28, 2011, 2:08 PM
With the summer season just about at full swing by now this weekend, something juicy managed to come around to show off its face. Alleged to be the next Google Nexus branded smartphone, we’re getting a first glimpse of the device in its early stage – and it’s probably just a prototype unit at this point.
Still, you can visibly notice that the front is completely clean looking with no sight of any physical or capacitive buttons that we tend to associate with Android handsets. Apparently, a Google employee who works in the Android development team states that HTC and LG are in the running to produce the Nexus 3. Whichever way they decide to go, it appears that the handset won’t see the light of day until the crucial holiday time frame in December – with Android Ice Cream Sandwich in tow obviously.
Taking into account that Google has been partnering with Sprint with a lot of their new services, one could only imagine the next iteration of the device landing with the number three carrier in the US. However, it’s also rumored that another one is being developed for T-Mobile so that the two can be released at the same time.
Thanks Alex & Philip!
source: Tech Hog (1 & 2) via Pocketnow
- Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 1500 mAh
Samsung GALAXY Nexus OS: Android 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0 View Full specs
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)
Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008
An LCD screen? Isn't amoled the champion of Android? Both previous nexus units had one version or another of an amoled screen. Furthermore id doubt the quality of the screen. The best LCD displays such as qHd and the retina display are almost black when the powers off. Almost as black as an amoled display. Wait and see I guess.
posted on May 28, 2011, 2:32 PM 1
Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009
Please have buttons, please have buttons, PLEASE HAVE BUTTONS!
posted on May 28, 2011, 3:01 PM 4
of course it will have buttons, software buttons, just like honeycomb! there's not too much difference between capacitive buttons and software ones.
posted on May 28, 2011, 6:28 PM 1
Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011
forget about being button-free... it should have a QWERTY KEYBOARD!!! well, a qhd and super amoled plus screen, if possible would be awesome too
posted on May 28, 2011, 3:04 PM 2
Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011
u know u said two different screen types right? haa and does this not look like a vibrant?
posted on May 28, 2011, 4:24 PM 2
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It reminds me of an HD7, but with the screen going edge to edge. That looks like a regular LCD screen on the thing, but this is a prototype model... if its anything. Button free says something of the new features of "ice cream sandwich". Besides, capacitive buttons are more or less just dedicated screen space to buttons. What if you could change them to whatever u want, but they were still in the same static space? that would be cool.
posted on May 30, 2011, 4:28 PM 0
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posted on May 28, 2011, 3:04 PM 5
fat chance...google seems to mandate a distinct lack of bloatware on the Nexus devices, and Verizon seems to mandate a distinct excess of bloatware on damn near everything it sells. There are a few exceptions but still, I won't hold my breath.
posted on May 28, 2011, 7:09 PM 3
is it me, or does that phone kinda look like an iphone 3G/S with that chrome outlining?
posted on May 28, 2011, 5:15 PM 1
Looks like an interesting device, but there better be at least one physical button on it, and I have to say that I don't really like the Amoled screens as they tend to have photos darker than normal. My gf has a Vibrant and I a Droid X and when she sends me photos they are on the darker side, while on her phone they look fine. Give me one of those newer LCD's that run low power and has qHD resolution or higher, well the X screen is pretty good. I wonder if Google might launch a Nexus on Verizon's LTE network...?
posted on May 28, 2011, 5:49 PM 1
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