Samsung confirms Oct 27th event, but it's for the Galaxy Note, not Nexus Prime

Samsung confirms Oct 27th event, but it's for the Galaxy Note, not Nexus Prime
Samsung postponed its October 11th CTIA event, which - rumor was - had to bring the Nexus Prime and Google’s new Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and since then speculations circled October 27th as the next possible date for the announcement. Now, Samsung has reportedly confirmed that it will indeed be holding a media launch event on that date in London, but it won’t be for the Nexus Prime, but rather for the Samsung Galaxy Note, that 5.3-inch monster phone we told you about at the beginning of September.

What about the Nexus Prime, though? Reportedly, Samsung and Google themselves haven’t yet decided on a firm date. Some whispers say that it would be October 19th, but that’s just a speculation. October 19th is when Apple will have a memorial service for Steve Jobs, and since respect to Jobs’ death was the reason behind the CTIA cancellation it’s very unlikely that Samsung will go with that exact date.

Wilder rumors, stemming from Russian analyst Eldar Murtazin claim that Google and Samsung are actively changing features in the Prime and ICS in relation to an Apple lawsuit.

The Galaxy Note itself is a very intriguing device. With a built-in stylus and humongous display, it’s a hybrid between a tablet and a smartphone. 

source: Pocket-lint

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GALAXY Note
  • Display 5.3 inches
    1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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51 Comments

45. superguy

Posts: 480; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Looks like PA ended up being wrong and confused some events. Now supposed to be announced next Tuesday evening (in the US). ^

44. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

galaxy nexus and ICS event rescheduled for the 18th of October in honk kong next week....http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/google/android/google-and-samsung-launching-ice-cream-sandwich-and-galaxy-nexus-oct-18/ lol everyone was compling it was delayed because of this rumour and that rumour

40. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Engadget just reported that the ICS event is on the 19th.

39. ecml490 unregistered

It's been confirmed that Samsung and Google has rescheduled the event to October, 19th!

38. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Well the thing did say "Something BIG was coming" And it only makes sense that they were talking about the Galaxy Note, which has a 5.3 inch display if I'm not correct.

41. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it didn't tease a picture of the Note. it doesn't have a curved screen. i believe they'll unveil Tablet dock functionality with the Prime.

32. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Giant phone. ridiculous.

33. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

If you don't like big phones what are you doing here? Go play with an Iphone 4s

31. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

I'm going to give it until the end of November if not might end up picking up a glorified app launcher phone lol at least I know its built strong and within a year they will release a update. But nexus is the first choice.!! Samsung hurry up lol or else apple will ban you in every part of the globe.

27. AndroidShiz unregistered

Arrrrgh! I'm gonna go to BestBuy, buy a SGS 2, and just take it back in the next 45 days for a full refund if something better comes out.

25. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Please lord let the Nexus Prime come to AT&T.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Hasn't the "bigger is better" trend hit critical mass with the Note? How much phone are people going to want to hold up to their ears?

22. phungn

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

I want this note O_O

19. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

it will be here don't worry

16. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

patience people it will be coming soon...dont think will have to wait any longer than a month and the amoled hd screen is worth waiting for it alone for me

20. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's my primary reason for wanting the Prime. I've waited over a year for Android phones to catch up to the crispness of the iPhone 4's screen. Say what you will about iOS, that screen is a thing of beauty. Combine that fine resolution with Super AMOLED and it'll blow other displays away. Oh and ICS looks pretty neat, too.

10. Brian L unregistered

I'm sick of this. Its getting so frustrating waiting for anything concrete about this blasted phone. If they don't announce it soon, I'm just going to fold and get an Epic 4G Touch and be done with it.

11. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

patience my friend. it will come pretty soon. and it has to.

15. lilstevie unregistered

That'll sure show Samsung! Punish them by buying another one of their products.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

People, people, settle the hell down. The Nexus Prime was rumored for early November as far back as I can remember. They still have 3 weeks to introduce it on "schedule".

14. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Yes, November 3rd according to the Poem.

35. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

it's confirmed now, October 19 is the official release date

51. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

True, but with its current leaked specs it would easily overshadow the droid Razr if it launched within the same few days.

7. droidcandy13895

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

if ios is TITANIC then it will meet its iceberg in ICS.....the guillotine countdown timer has started ticking

6. sbeezy unregistered

I'm about to go crazy!!! I want the DROID Prime and I want it now!!! Apple needs to leave samsung alone just long enough, so Verizon can put my Prime safely in my warm anti-iphone mits... Sent from my Outdated DROIDX! !!

26. nickjjay

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

If there was a Facebook like button, I would be hitting right now. That's hilarious. Sent from my outdated droid x! :-)

5. internet idiot unregistered

So, when can I get my hands on this girly phoneblet in the states with no contract? Come one Samsung, appease your early adopters.

3. rich7sena unregistered

As an AT&T loyalist, I am excited about the prospects that the Galaxy Note has. I might already have an Iphone by that date, but still interesting none the less.

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Nexus Prime, where the f#%k are you???? I need you!!!! Oh and if theyre making last minute changes on ICS I hope they do something about those icons...

13. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Like like and like. If Google doesn't change those icons then I certainly will do it myself. Rooting and modding FTW.

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