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Nexus Prime Rumor: Leaked Specs and Verizon Exclusive?

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Nexus Prime Rumor: Leaked Specs and Verizon Exclusive?
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Are you anxious for the big Nexus Prime reveal, widely speculated to take place next Tuesday at the Google/Samsung Unpacked event?

If you’re curious and just too impatient to wait a few days, you might be in luck. Some supposed specs have been leaked, and by the looks of them, the Nexus Prime is probably not going to disappoint.

BGR has obtained a pretty full spec sheet from a “trusted source.” This spec sheet reveals that the Nexus Prime, officially called the “Samsung Galaxy Nexus,” will be the first device to come with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Corroborating multiple rumors, the leaked information says that the phones will sport a giant curved screen as well as 1GB RAM and NFC capabilities.

Here’s the full spec list -

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 9mm thin
  • 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
  • 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
  • 1,750 mAh battery

How does that sound? Is it what you were expecting?

BGR also says that the Galaxy Nexus will launch as a Verizon exclusive – news that is bound to piss off a few people tied to other carriers.

At the end of September, Samsung sent out invitations to their Mobile Unpacked 2011 event, calling it the “Google Episode.” The event will take place October 11th, exactly one week after Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S. The common belief is that the new Nexus phone and Ice Cream Sandwich will be launched at this event.

And yesterday, Samsung released a teaser trailer for the Unpacked event, saying “something big is coming.” The video hints that a new mobile device is the featured announcement, and shows a decidedly curvy device as the climactic image. If you missed it, here’s the video –

Nexus Prime Rumor: Leaked Specs and Verizon Exclusive?


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