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Full Specs for Powerful Google Nexus Prime Revealed?

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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.

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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 8, 2011 7:13 PM
    dc2The pop ads are the most irritating distraction to ever appear on a web page.


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    Anonymous , October 8, 2011 7:11 PM
    The pop ads are the most irritating distraction to ever appear on a web page.
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    darkchazz , October 8, 2011 8:55 PM
    THIS is how you do a successor! *points at apple
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    Anonymous , October 8, 2011 7:11 PM
    The pop ads are the most irritating distraction to ever appear on a web page.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 8, 2011 7:13 PM
    Huh. The question stands: what'll be better, this or SGS 2? Specs look gread, but I wanna hear more about features and connectivity.

    Also, any pictures of the beast? Will it have any special design or just a generic touch-smartphone look?
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 8, 2011 7:13 PM
    dc2The pop ads are the most irritating distraction to ever appear on a web page.


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    Soma42 , October 8, 2011 7:20 PM
    amk-aka-phantomHuh. The question stands: what'll be better, this or SGS 2? Specs look gread, but I wanna hear more about features and connectivity.Also, any pictures of the beast? Will it have any special design or just a generic touch-smartphone look?


    My money is on the Nexus Prime to be the hands down winner, but that's just all from rumors and speculation.

    Possible rendering below makes it look sexy:
    http://9to5google.com/2011/09/13/jaw-dropping-rendering-of-nexus-prime-running-ice-cream-sandwich/

    I thought the 4.65" screen sounded ridiculous, but the bottom of the screen replaces the capacitive buttons so it still fits in your hand.

    My plan is due to be renewed in November and if all goes well I will be getting one of these!
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    quantum mask , October 8, 2011 7:22 PM
    I'm game
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    quantum mask , October 8, 2011 7:23 PM
    amk-aka-phantom.Also, any pictures of the beast?


    http://www.droidforums.net/index.php?pageid=home&news_page=3
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    mortonww , October 8, 2011 7:24 PM
    Useless BS, release the phone.
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    blibba , October 8, 2011 7:27 PM
    Anyone had a chance to try the BF3 beta on this yet?
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    quantum mask , October 8, 2011 7:28 PM
    it's gonna have a curved screen according to Samsungs commercial.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM9RO-GAKjE
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    nitrium , October 8, 2011 7:30 PM
    If it has the PowerVR GPU this beast will run rings around the new iPhone 4S. Th iPhone 4S likely won't be clocked higher than 850MHz (based on it having the same battery and battery life as iPhone4, but with iPad 2's SoC).
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    jojesa , October 8, 2011 8:34 PM
    I just hope is better than the cheap plastic, two hours talking-time, I have no signal strength Samsung Nexus.
    All this powerful hardware and you cannot even make a phone call.
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    jwcalla , October 8, 2011 8:42 PM
    jojesaAll this powerful hardware and you cannot even make a phone call.


    If you can't make a phone call with a phone, you're doing something wrong.

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    Anonymous , October 8, 2011 8:43 PM
    I have a 5" dell streak. While I love the phone, I have come to really hate dell. I really feel there is a market for those wanting a 4.5" to 5" phone. Those who want the phone/mini-tab but don't spend a whole lot of time yakin on a phone. In my case, it worked out great. I can talk on it if I have to and its there but I mostly use the tablet side of things. Lets see where this device goes.
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    darkchazz , October 8, 2011 8:55 PM
    THIS is how you do a successor! *points at apple
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    MasterMace , October 8, 2011 8:58 PM
    I read the first specs, saw the 5mp camera and said outloud as I read it: pathetic. Then I read the second specs and said: "wow"
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    JOSHSKORN , October 8, 2011 10:51 PM
    Why 5 MP instead of 8 MP camera? Seems like we're going a bit backwards, here. 8MP camera phones have been out for a while.
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    jn77 , October 8, 2011 10:57 PM
    I am looking for a reason to upgrade from my EVO and unless an EVO II or EVO 5G comes out, then this might be the phone
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    alidan , October 8, 2011 11:40 PM
    jwcallaIf you can't make a phone call with a phone, you're doing something wrong.


    the speaker and mic in those phones is so pathetic that makeing calls is borderline pointless.

    when i cant understand what someone is saying or be able to guess who it is by their voice alone....

    but this is why i despise phones at all.

    id pay real money for a great speaker and mic.
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    bustapr , October 9, 2011 12:23 AM
    it looks like its going to be an awesome phone, but im not very interested in it. I just feel 4.65 inch phone is too big for a phone.
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