It's about time!
Though we've been talking about the Nexus Prime for a few months, up until now, we didn't have anything solid as far as specifications were concerned. Sure, we knew it was going to run Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), and we'd heard reports of a 4.5-inch display and a dual-core processor, but we hadn't heard much else. However, hot on the heels of Samsung's teaser video for the 'something BIG' it was planning to announce next week, are leaked details about the device and its specs. In fact, after all this time, we get two sets of specs for the device!
Yesterday afternoon, BGR cited a trusted source in reporting that the Nexus Prime would boast a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5-megapixel camera on the back (with 1080p HD video capture), 1.3-megapixel in the front, LTE/HSPA, WiFi, NFC and a 1,750 mAh battery.
That sounds like quite a dandy little handset, right? Well, according to GSM Arena, those aren't the right specs. But don't worry, the ones GSM Arena has are even better.
GSM Arena says it was contacted by a tipster from inside Google that claims to be familiar with the Nexus Prime phone. This source supposedly 'put the other specs to sleep' and gave the site a new set of mouth-watering specs to drool over. According to him, the phone will pack one of Samsung's own chipsets, a 1.5 GHz dual-core affair that will work alongside the same dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU that's found in the iPad 2. Instead of the 5-megapixel camera BGR's source promised, GSM Arena's guy is saying the phone will have an 8-megapixel camera in the back. What's more, the source says that the phone will actually boast a 2050mAh battery. Yowza! Both sources seem to agree on the 4.65-inch, 1280x720 pixels screen.
Google's Nexus line is known for its top-of-the-range phones, so let's cross our fingers and hope the second set of specifications turns out to be the real deal. If that's the case, I think it might be time for an upgrade. This Nexus One is starting to look a little dated...
Sadly, we won't get to find out until later due to the delay of the Samsung Google event.