Samsung Nexus Prime gets full frontal exposure, Android Ice Cream Sandwich too

Samsung Nexus Prime gets full frontal exposure, Android Ice Cream Sandwich too
Well, it didn't take long to get an alleged full frontal exposure of the Nexus Prime, the phone that Verizon supposedly passed on the Galaxy S II for, to get some exclusivity over as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The leak is coming from Romania this time and there is a video as well - it seems that we are indeed witnessing what might be the first glimpse of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, if this leak holds water, and the future seems bright. 

While the front is interesting, it would be great to see the rumored metal back and curved chassis up close and personal, not to mention to solve the 5MP or 8MP dilemma once and for all, but Tuesday is close enough. The source actually says that the back is plastic, imitating metal in two shades of brown, and that the battery cover is similar to the one on the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is a bit off with what we've heard so far about the chassis, so there might still be another version floated when time comes.



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105 Comments

1. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

omg i want one noowwwww xD!!!!!!

12. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Too elongated!! The icons are not appealing but other than that, that is the most sexiest and most fluid UI i have ever seen. AND I WANT ONE NOW!!!

22. KEVlN

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Same here... Not a big fan of the new icons but everything else is blowing my mind! And I have a feeling that other non-amoled displays aren't gonna look good with ICS (on screen buttons). With superamoled, the blacks kind of blend in with the plastic so it looks good and meshes well together... but with a LCD display i don't think it will look too good. C'mon HTC, trust samsung and go back to amoled!

25. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Theme it up baby!

63. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

idk doesnt the metro influence and the photorealism look a little funny together?

2. airestotle unregistered

damn i wanted this... too bad its not for sprint..

10. lemenade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

i feel for you my brother.I my sprint premire upgrade was about to expire so i had to get the galaxy s2.The very next day the leaked the video for the prime.

20. engwee unregistered

I don't feel for you, everyone knew nexus prime was coming out next week, this video changes nothing in a decision to buy a phone or not.

64. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

who said it wasnt for sprint? there is a RUMORED VZW exclusivity window. If that is true or not, that has nothing to do with it coming out on other carriers. I got a feeling this phone will be on all carriers. Who would pass it up??

77. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Hopefully it becomes available when my 2 contract is up. I got the Evo 2 months after it was released.

70. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Don't fret, it'll probably only be exclusive to vzw for a while. Other carriers could get it by the holidays, or if not, at least by January.

3. boby unregistered

Woww, meet all the hype!

4. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

Absolutely beautiful. Between the curved screen and the the fluid of ICS (assuming this is all real) That phone is def. the one im getting. Is it me or does a lot of the motion look as fluid as that other guy...you know..the um..fruit ppl.

39. justme unregistered

Not looking to bribe, but it looks as fluid as my G2x running 2.3.3. I'm loving the looks of ICS though, and the Nexus Prime's shape and AMOLED+ICS combo make for a very sleek phone.

49. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Not looking to bribe?? It appears as though a different word was meant there.

52. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Not looking to brag

88. justme unregistered

Bingo. Gold star to NeXoS.

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

No Home button is nice, go go Nexus Prime is a new super smartphone from Samsung.

18. KEVlN

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

You mean search?

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hmmm? I though it had a 4'56? Screen? O well..n and ICS is looking good..:)

16. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

its 4.65 inch screen, that was the rumor

17. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

it doesnt? does it just look small in the video? so the row of "buttons" on the bottom is actually part of the screen, right? do they ever go away? (like when watching video or playing full screen games?) if not, wouldnt that mess up the screen ratio? i dont think they would do that.

26. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's my ligering question. With a 1280x720 screen it'd be silly not to be able to watch video at full 720p width.

54. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

True, that's one thing I hated about Honeycomb, the UI bar wastes the screen and you can go into true full screen. I hope the UI bar auto hides and you can make it reappear with a motion swype over the screen.

62. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's not so bad with a Honeycomb tablet though. Most are 1280x800 and thus have extra lines available for the bar.

65. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes, part of that 4.65 inch screen is the bottom row of buttons which probably takes around 0.3inches give or take.. which means the actual usable screen is around 4.3 inches.

7. warlockz unregistered

Nah it has to be coming to other carriers. Vwz may have exclusive rights for a short period we will see Tuesday all the facts I don't want to have high expectations, look what happened to the iphone 4s what a huge let down.

8. tharag

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

lots of leaks are showered....but lets just wait for the picture to be clear on tuesday....

9. THE_GAME5

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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11. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Here I go

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