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The need for a fully dedicated webpage detailing everything about the Samsung’s Google Nexus Prime is obvious. That’s why this page — where we’ve put up Nexus Prime’s Specifications (Features), expected Release Date, price, etc. stuff.

We keep updating this page as and when more info about the Nexus Prime becomes available.

Google Nexus Prime Specifications

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This is based on rumors only, nothing is officially in any way so you can this like just-for-entertainment thing too and keep its worth to what a rumor’s worth about the nexus phone is.

  • Andorid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – The Nexus Prime would be the first phone to taste the Ice Cream Sandwich and would in fact, mark the launch of the next version of Android OS, 4.0. In case you’re curious about which existing android phone would get the update first, Nexus S — predecessor to Nexus Prime — has got the best chances among the current line up.
  • Texas Instruments’ OMAP 4460 dual-core Processor – I guess, it would have 1.5GHz clocking speeds. It is already claimed by TI as mighty 50% faster than the NVidia’s Tegra 2 processor. We’re impressed, for sure. But we had some parts of our hopes tied to Tegra 3 processor, the next generation quad-core processor of NVidia we’ve heard about.
  • Display — Well, it’s said to feature a very rich 720p display. Only last year, the HD 720p recording was a major talk when we were talked about phone’s camera capabilities but that 720p thing seems destined for phone displays too, only this year. If you had no idea about how fast technology can move, this leap in tech will def aid you understand it. Btw, display’s name is Super AMOLED HD — made by Samsung — and we’ve no doubts that it will best the current best, Super AMOLED display, of course, by Samsung. (Also, consider the HD display today’s laptops come with, which is 1366 x 768. Now, it’s easy to see how much development is directed on smartphones these days — the display is almost near to your 15.6 inch lappy, heck!)
  • Samsung’s making this Nexus phone, again (after Nexus S). For the guess-lovers, do you think it would be Samsung only to launch a Google tablet, if it ever comes?
  • Size – unknown and not even rumored.
  • Camera, Battery, Wi-Fi, etc. will be added — and the above features updated — as and when new info, whether by leaks, rumors, unofficial-official talks by people in charge or just by plain official means is available — you got it, right?

Nexus Prime Price

Not rumored but expect it to be in line with current android beasts, Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation, Motorola Atrix, etc. Previous Nexus phones were no different in pricing and this should be the case with the Prime too.

Nexus Prime Release Date

UPDATE: Rumors has it that it’s launching on Verizon Wireless on October 27. We aren’t too much optimistic about that, though.

If the idea of yearly launch of a nexus phone seems fitting, it would be December ‘11 (since Nexus launched in Dec 2010). But, if the idea of simultaneous launch of Android 4.0 phones in the rumor is to be thought of, it could well be sooner, maybe even October. Although chances of this are very slim but this would help Google and its android-partners to challenge the iphone in a timely manner — and that’s fitting too.

Does this mean I Should Wait and Not Purchase any Android Phone for now?

So, you haven’t bought Galaxy S 2 yet, eh! Well, if you managed to survive without purchasing GS 2 — or any other phone, for that matter — we would suggest waiting for the Nexus Prime and postpone your purchase. But that’s only if you can wait till what’ said in the release date clause above. the benefits include latest Android OS, version 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich, Google Experience (no tweaks and rough stuff of manufacturer), brand new next-generation processor and one very permanent deal that comes with a nexus phone — the future Android OS updates will be delivered to your nexus device before other non-nexus phones get it. (Like, Nexus S and Nexus One can be rightly thought of to be the first among the existing phones to get Android 4.0 update — even before your Galaxy S 2s and HTC Sensations, y’know.)

That’s it for now. Do let us know if you know anything we don’t know. Also, do write your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below.

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  • NothingElse

    I wanna have that phone!

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Me too :D

      It’s so mouth-watering device — hope it launches soon globally, as promised, in November.

  • Alec Ritter

    The screen is said to be at least 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) :)

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Latest rumors point it to be 4.6 inches… you liking it?

    • NothingElse

      4.65 inches – final screen size :)

  • Anonymous

    Doubt the Nexus One and Nexus S are getting Android 4.0 since Google plans on removing the 4 menu buttons in 4.0 and that would just make the old Nexi look stupid for having buttons that no longer work.

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      We’ll see but it’s possible Google develops Android 4.0 in a way that allows manufacturers to update their with-buttons phones with Android 4.0 seamlessly.

      I’m sure Google won’t do anything which would hinder updating with-buttons and otherwise eligible phones with Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • anthony909

    I am defiantly waiting for this one, i’m currently using an HTC Evo and I am happy with it but I always like to be up to date with my phone.  I really hope this phone gets released on Sprint, I was hoping HTC would build the new Nexus because I heard some pretty bad reviews on the Nexus S but i’m hoping for the best.

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Nope, Nexus S is a cool phone that’s impressing the android hardcores
      pretty well even in the age of dual-core phones. personally, i prefer
      Samsung’s slim and light weight phones instead of HTC’s bulky aluminium
      front phones, but I know, not everybody is sold on that and but it’s pretty
      much safe to say, HTC’s phone aren’t in that much demand now thanks to
      Samsung phones with super AMOLED screen and extremely fast processor.

      Anyway, if you are planning to upgrade, you’ve your eyes set on right phone,
      whoever makes it — that said, I am hoping Samsung makes it: 1.5 GHz
      dual-core Exynos processor with MALI-400 GPU, 8-8.5 mm thick, No Touchwiz
      (since it’s a nexus), 8 MP cam, 2 MP cam in front, 4.5 inch Super AMOLED HD
      screen protected with gorilla glass, and NFC besides WiFi, A-GPS, etc. that
      would be dream phone even without a quad-core processor.

      • anthony909

        Yea I am really excited about the new Nexus, any idea of a release date?  My only gripe about changing over from an Evo is when I took a look at the Nexus S I noticed that the menu and home buttons were in the opposite locations as my phone, I think the button positions should be standardized across all Android phones.

        Learning the new button locations will take some getting used to as its programmed in my muscly memory but its hardly a deal breaker.

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          Yes, standardization of buttons would be good. But, since android is open
          source, each company is independent to use its own layout, and moreover
          choice to use 3 or 4 butons is thertheirs too… sad it may sound, bit it’s
          not actually.

          But, I guess when you buy a new phone, finding sth changed and adjusting
          with that is also a part of fun and joy of new phone. I hv used Galaxy S,
          Incredible S and Arc and none of them have same layout compared to each
          other, but it was fun (at least to me) even though some errors followed for
          a day or two initially.

  • Anonymous

    This is the phone for me…. even if it does mean waiting another six months or so… and I will be due a contract upgrade by then! :)

    Awesome specification!

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      I am already saving for it, btw. Gonna buy it unlocked :)

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