The Samsung Nexus Prime
is probably the most anticipated device after the iPhone, and now that the 4S has been unveiled, the hype about the Prime reaches its peak.
BGR now claims to know pretty much everything about the Nexus Prime as a “trusted source” has spilled the specifications. Most of them confirm previous rumors, but in either case while they look credible, we'd still take them with a pinch of salt until we get official confirmation.
So with no further ado, here’s what the Nexus Prime is expected to be:
- Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich,
- 9mm thin,
- with a 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass,
- a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz,
- 1GB of RAM,
- 32GB of built-in storage,
- 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front,
- 1080p HD video capture support,
- LTE/HSPA depending on carrier,
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n,
- and a 1,750 mAh battery.
So basically, this confirms all previous rumors and if that is indeed true, it will make the Nexus Prime the first phone slated for a US release to trump the iPhone 4S screen resolution. The 4.65-inch screen however will still have a lower pixel density (316ppi) than the iPhone (326ppi).
Not surprsingly, the Nexus Prime won't have any skins like the TouchWiz UI, but will rather come with vanilla Android. Verizon seem to also have nabbed exclusive rights to the Prime stateside, but that seems the least certain of all.
Looking at the rest of the specs, the most thrilling addition is LTE, which is said to arrive on carriers supporting it (Verizon users, rejoice!). The only slightly disappointing part of the spec sheet is the pixel count as 5-megapixel seems a bit low for the high-end profile of the Nexus Prime. We all know that image quality depends on more than just the megapixels, though. Do we have the best Android to date? Chime in with your opinions below.