Galaxy Nexus specs, image and release date breaks cover early in Japan: it's almost everything you expected the Nexus Prime to be

Galaxy Nexus specs, image and release date breaks cover early in Japan: it's almost everything you expected the Nexus Prime to be
Ladies and gents, the Galaxy Nexus is here! Kind of. Just mere hours before the official announcement, a flyer for the Android Ice Cream Sandwich handset, previously referred to as the Nexus Prime, surfaced over in Japan for local carrier NTT DoCoMo. 

The biggest news about it? Almost everything you heard about it was true – it is indeed coming with a humongous 4.65-inch display with an incredulous resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and it is indeed powered by a fourth-gen TI OMAP 4460 chip with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It's also pretty thin at just .35 inches, but at its thickest point that goes to .45 inches.

Sadly, the flyer confirms only a 5-megapixel camera supporting 1080p video recording, but hopefully Samsung has done some work on the image quality and we'd be gladly willing to overlook the sheer pixel count as it's not the most important factor in a camera. There's also a 1.3-megapixel camera listed, good for video conferencing.

In Japan, this will be marketed under the NEXT series and NTT DoCoMo confirmed that it will be available next month

Regrettably, it's only listed with 14.4Mbps HSDPA for connectivity, and we see no mention of LTE. The rest of the connectivity package is pretty standard including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS.

With all that in mind, though, we should note, that it's possible for the handset to launch with a slightly different spec sheet for the States. Here's to hoping for LTE and more megapixels in the camera.

source: Ameblo via SammyHub

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GALAXY Nexus
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4460, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1750 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3

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79 Comments

79. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

hmmmm.... this phone is for geeks,,,, they dont take pictures.. they sleep with their phone... hmm hope it sells unlike the Epic touch that is a flop....

78. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I'm one of the masses this phone has been ruined by a 5mp camera my Iphone 4s friends are going to tear me appart with this.

74. jove39

Posts: 2154; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If you have really take a closer look then BEZEL SIZE has not shrunk at all...and look like wasteland!

70. jove39

Posts: 2154; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Since HW specs are not upto hype and expectations...neither is design...look at those on screen buttons wasting precious screen real estate...they better give option to switch back to touch sensitive buttons!

72. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you make no sense. there are NO touch sensitive buttons on the device. the whole point is to reduce phone size by getting rid of those buttons. Even with those buttons there its still a 4.3-4.4 inch screen. As screen bezels shrink the phone can now get smaller while keeping the same screen size.. or get a bigger screen without the need for a bigger phone. They couldnt do that with buttons all over the place.

69. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

For 300 and a two year contract vwz better get it with lte if not going to sprint for 1yr contract (corp account) and their unlimited plan.

67. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Gee who writes this garbage? Only 14.2 Mbs no LTE.... LOL LOL you could not get 14.2 Mbs on a cell network if you were standing in Verizon world headquarters.

71. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

do you live in Japan? if not then stop the bullsh*t.. this is a japanese model and definitely not gonna be the same as the US version..

66. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Not as good as it was Hyped!! Neither the iPhone4S grabbed my heart this time... What is wrong with Apple and Google this year?? Worthless launches I was expecting a better camera Just OS upgrade is not evolution!! :-(

68. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

I think the world is Finally running out of new phones to be made meaning this maddness will stop and there won't be any new phones coming out every second week of a year.

63. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Camera is a real disappointment :(

55. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

If it has no lte then it will be a huge let down

50. nycboy21

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Megapixels have really nothing to do with image quality, once you get to 5 MP or above the image quality is the same, it only matters if you want to make the image bigger if you want to frame it, obviously if you want to put a photo in a huge frame you need alot of megapixels.

51. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yes, but even at 8x10, 5 MP is plenty. It really doesn't matter what size you blow something up to because you'll compensate by standing a further distance from the image.

52. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the biggest difference is not mpx but hardware/software quality. cell phone cameras are mostly a numbers game to make us think one is better than the other. The nexus is supposed to have a hugely improved camera interface and parts quality to be among the best cameras, even though its only 5mpx. We will find out in a few hours :)

57. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Let's be honest, with a 720p SAMOLED screen and stock ICS, we'd buy the phone even if it only had a 3 MP camera. It'd still be the Nexus.

62. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

suuure.. especially if the camera had a professional quality aperature and lens set up. its not MPX its parts/software quality. :)

46. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I thought it will have the exynos chip. oh well..

43. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Processor: no 1.5 eq processor... disappointing yes, surprising no not really. 1.2 should be ok... No LTE: Huge disappointment, rumors of Verizon exclusive could be wrong. I don't even see Verizon carrying this if it doesn't have LTE... I certainly won't buy it without LTE. Battery: no mention of battery size... Personally I think the 2k+ battery reported seems too big for such a slim phone but time will tell. The 2k+ batt will be important really... only if LTE is available for verizon. (but wouldn't hurt with such a large.screen). Camera: 5mp, probably won't change and yes numbers matter if only for marketing. This would lead me to believe that the specs and build were determined sometime ago... thus supporting the no 1.5 eq processor since it was only just announced. ohhh my I really hope this isn't another US SGS2... where europe and Asia get it 6 months before the US. With the iphone 4s you would think they wouldn't delay in the us for too long.

48. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I think we will definitely see a separate CDMA-LTE version of the phone. Verizon internal info shows their version of the Nexus will not be a world phone, so the radio specs listed here (HSDPA 14.4) are not relevant for them. I don't see the remaining specs changing though. I also don't think there will be more than a few weeks difference between the RoW and US releases, since the Nexus already showed up on a Verizon MAP list for Nov. 11.

39. Allday28

Posts: 351; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

I heard this wont be coming to the states for awhile kind of like the s2 did to us!!!

36. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

The disappearance of the 1.5GHz Dual-core is... rather disappointing. It's pretty much just a Galaxy S II with a slightly bigger screen, but I have to say the 720p video display is rather impressive. It has in fact passed the requirements to be a "Retina" display with its 317 PPI!

47. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

supposed to be underclocled from 1.5 to 1.2 will find out if its true and why when devs get their hands on the device

49. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Is underclocking better for battery life?

53. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I wish I could tell

56. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I know the Droid 2 (1 Ghz) had better battery life than the Droid 2 Global (1.2 Ghz), but was that an effect of clock speed or running dual-mode?

29. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

But stop with these gimmicks about megapixels counts for phones. Maybe it will be bad, maybe good. Image can be sharpened with less MP. Only way : wait for sample images (taken by average people, not commercial samples by photographers) and compare with Iphone 4S, GSII, N9, Amaze, ...

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

another specs dissapointment.. grrr... that camera better be spectacular! Are my expectations too high or are theirs too low?!?! lol Hopefully they bump up the specs for the US version :)

25. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

doubt it, I think we knew the chip was not the exinos, the camera might depend on how much you would like a good MP count, but my guess it will be hard to impress fans these days

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol.. ill still hold on to hope until the Tmobile version drops.:) Maybe they screwed up the SGS2 so they could get the superior Nexus?? I can hope and hope and hope .. lol.. at leaste until tonights announcement :)

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