Samsung Nexus Prime specifications leak out

Samsung Nexus Prime specifications leak out
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,
  • NFC,
  • 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.

source: BGR

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

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257 Comments

271. archit unregistered

atleast give us 8mp camra the phone is verygood but camra is the problam with just 5mp

268. john unregistered

"Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced." ROFLMAO @ all of you who were dying to see the nexus prime....

263. latest phones unregistered

which is the cheap and Latest phones in nokia brand respect to good quality camera and attractive display and also care the skins. I love nokia.

253. spind426

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Uhh after these specs, im kind of having second thoughts about returning my droid bionic today.. Curved glass?? wtf. Same gpu as droid bionic but much higher resolution? This means lower framerates in games... crap

245. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

oh I like it

243. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

... here's the deal, I'm the best there is, plain and simple, I mean I wake up every morning and I piss excellence, and nobody can hang with my stuff, uh, you know I'm just a, just a big hairy American winning machine, you ain't first, you're last, you know, what I'm talking about ... that phrase is trademarked and not to be used without the permission of Ricky Bobby Inc. ...

240. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

I just want to know what audio DAC they use. I hope it's a high end Wolfson like the first Galaxy S. The rest of the specs are good enough, even if it isn't the absolute best, most people will never know the difference. Also, for those disappointed in the camera, it has a great sensor and will most likely outshoot most phones out there now. Megapixels do not mean much in terms of photo quality, just a marketing term for those wanting more e-peen...

234. dara unregistered

ugh, the mindless trolling and drooling over the few extra hundreds of mhz and benchmarks and gpu cores.. ANY CURRENT DUAL CORE PHONE PROCESSOR IS MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH FOR ICS! It is an OS optimised for dual core, it's vanilla version on Prime will just blast through the screen. Also, new flash 11 is just about to receive hardware acceleration support. So I really don't see any of you noticing any lag in real life performance on this phone, be it with tegra, omap, snapdragon or exynos.. And you all act like this is the only upcoming thing in existence! HTC Vigor, anyone?!? LG K! And, in the few months, a big daddy from SE ;)

228. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Well post 219 and 221 are the same link and have the best specs seen yet so game on of ts true.

223. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Wow, there are a lot of angry iPhone fans in here! I thought they didn't care about Android devices at all? I sure these Specs aren't right at all. But even if they are, there are still many Android devices we have to choose from, with the specs we really want, so no big deal. You've got your iPhone 4S and we've got the Prime, Sensation XL, GS2 or whatever. So what's all the fuss about?

225. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

@whateverman.. just returning the favor to you guys.. for being concern about the iphone... what kind of ungrateful person would we be right?...

229. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

LOL. I know, the bashing does go both ways. We have some fanatics in the Android fan club as well.

238. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

gallito.. your an idiot... and i mean that in the nicest possible way that you can call someone a freaking idiot. wait to bash the phone when u find out the REAL specs on the day its ANNOUNCED. If this phone is spec fail i EXPECT to have heavy fanboy bashing going on. This is just another unsubstantiated rumor that is already being torn appart by other websites.http://www.gsmarena.com/source_close_to_google_reveals_real_nexus_prime_specs-news-3239.php

239. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

umm you didn't wait to bash the iPhone

254. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

did you actually read my statement before blindly commenting? no? learn to read.. lol

241. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

true... but remember it goes both ways.. remember when the rumors about of the iphone.. you guys fed from that.. for months... now is our turn... hope the Prime is the next big thing... I dont want to see some fandroids trowing themselves from bridges.. or at moving vehicles..

255. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i already tried that when the SGS2 was announced for tmobile with a FREAKIN SNAPDRAGON chip inside.. the truck dodged me, and i lived when i jumped off the bridge. bummer huh

265. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

that was funny lmao

221. lastoutlaw unregistered

219. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

226. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wow now that is exactly what I was hoping the iPhone 5 was going to kinda come close to being. That's exactly what I am looking forward to. I really hope those are the real specs. But to be honest I really doubt it. On the other hand it would be prime for samsung to differentiate itself spec wise frm the iPhone. I can't wait for this. After all I was so disappointed in the iPhone 4s in which I was thinking for sure I was getting the iPhone 5 with LTE. Anyway atliest I will still have my iPad 2 and iphone4 which I really did not need to upgrade anyway except it keeps getting filled up cause I got the 16 gb one. Any way they will get ios5 and than with the prime if these specs are true I can really compare what is the better experience. It will be tough besides the LTE is gonna kick ass I think it will be close. Apples app store is kinda better. iOS has a better jailbreak than android has root. I am kinda exited for the first tme since well I got my new 2011 Toyota Tacoma fully loaded pickup

217. phonefanboy

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Once again those rumor have been debunked. Gsmarena have the updated spec and it's a lot better

214. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Your right about CDMA a little but in the us CDMA gets the best coverage and less dropped called. LTE is going to help eventually make it a world phone but I thought the new chips being made support both CDMA and gsm so they can make only a couple chips for all phones

188. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

only thing that im waiting for is that NO nexus phone has been 100% exclusive to anyone! why start now???

200. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Hey, if Verizon wants to make nice with Google in exchange for a little exclusivity, I say good show sirs.

173. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

This phone is DOA out the box with a 5 megapixel camera. (best fandroid imitation) Seriously though guys. This phone isn't even a spec bump. It's a down grade in the camera. I wonder if ics will bring something revolutionary to the table? If not then this should be considered an epic fail by fandroid standards.

178. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

these specs are a crap as they come. they arent real. This is like the 30th version of "specs" ive seen for this phone, and its probably the lowest end specs. I think someone is trying to say they are "official" so that way we get all bummed out and expect a crap ip4s style junk announcement.. then get all excited when they announce that its filled with high end specs.

180. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

They look pretty legit to me. The 5 MP camera is questionable (from a marketing perspective, not quality), but everything else looks right for an ICS launch device.

190. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

But these specs are just the same as the iPhone 4S roughly. So this is a "good" phone and iPhone "sucks"? It's a double standard

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