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VIDEO: Samsung Teases 'Something Big' for Next Week

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Samsung is priming the tech world for a big announcement ...

It might be in the middle of a long and complicated legal battle with Apple in multiple countries, but Samsung isn't letting that stop it from releasing new and exciting products. Hot on the heels of the iPhone 4S unveiling, the company last night released a teaser for 'something big' that it plans to announce next week.

Samsung has released the following video teaser to get us all whipped into a frenzy ahead of its Unpacked mobile event next week. Scheduled to take place on October 11, it's looking more and more like this might be the day we finally get to see the newest Google phone, the Nexus Prime. Said to be the first Ice Cream Sandwich handset, the Nexus Prime has been in and out of the news over the last couple of months. However, we still don't know a lot about the phone, other than the fact that it will likely be the first ICS phone. We've heard talk of a 4.5-inch HD AMOLED display and a 1.5GHz dual core processor so it's already shaping up to be quite a beast. Check out the '[Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 - Google Episode]' teaser video below:

[SAMSUNG Mobile Unpacked 2011 - Google Episode] Teaser Video

Roll on October 11...

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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 6, 2011 10:27 AM
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    Hot on the heels of the iPhone 4S unveiling, the company last night released a teaser for 'something big' that it plans to announce next week.


    Wrong. They've been teasing that since a week, if you follow them on FB/Twitter/etc.

    Hmm, I wonder whether the Nexus Prime will be better than SGS II or not...
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    alidan , October 6, 2011 10:28 AM
    im calling tablet and pen using wacom tech.

    you got a mobile computer that is good for carrying around
    you got the best tech in pens for computers

    combine the two

    you have the best tablet for artists. and honestly with win8 amd and adobe, it could be a monster of a product.
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    Thunderfox , October 6, 2011 12:26 PM
    Well, if they've been claiming for a week that something big was coming, I guess they were right.
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    cats_Paw , October 6, 2011 12:28 PM
    I bet its gonna be something quite unimportant :D .
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    happyballz , October 6, 2011 1:10 PM
    It better be something "BIG" or it will be a second desapointment in a week along with 4S.
    Galaxy s to a Nexus S was more of a downgrade so this better be the other way around with Galaxy S II.
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    doive1231 , October 6, 2011 1:24 PM
    Samsung really stepping up to the plate with their latest products.
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    Netherscourge , October 6, 2011 1:37 PM
    "teases something big"


    That's what SHE said!
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    Netherscourge , October 6, 2011 1:43 PM
    IMO - the Nexus Prime, if it is a smartphone, needs the following to claim to be better than the 4S:

    4.5"+ screen at Retina resolution or higher
    An 8MP camera
    1080p HD video recording
    Better than 1.0ghz Dual-Core CPU
    VERY GOOD BATTERY LIFE
    Standard outputs (miniUSB, miniHDMI)
    4G compatibility (REAL 4G compatibility)


    And, yea, it would be nice to see some 3rd party SOFTWARE showing off on it too.

    The iPhone 4S presentation the other day had an Infinity Blade 2 demo running on the Unreal Engine on it - looks pretty sweet for a smartphone game. And that SIRI voice-UI was pretty sweet too.

    Well, let's see Google step up to the plate with some awesome Android phone SOFTWARE, ok? That's the only thing holding some people back to be honest. All the best hardware in the world is meaningless if you don't have anything to show off on it.

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    may1 , October 6, 2011 2:25 PM
    NetherscourgeIMO - the Nexus Prime, if it is a smartphone, needs the following to claim to be better than the 4S:4.5"+ screen at Retina resolution or higherAn 8MP camera1080p HD video recordingBetter than 1.0ghz Dual-Core CPUVERY GOOD BATTERY LIFEStandard outputs (miniUSB, miniHDMI)4G compatibility (REAL 4G compatibility)And, yea, it would be nice to see some 3rd party SOFTWARE showing off on it too. The iPhone 4S presentation the other day had an Infinity Blade 2 demo running on the Unreal Engine on it - looks pretty sweet for a smartphone game. And that SIRI voice-UI was pretty sweet too.Well, let's see Google step up to the plate with some awesome Android phone SOFTWARE, ok? That's the only thing holding some people back to be honest. All the best hardware in the world is meaningless if you don't have anything to show off on it.


    IMO, SIRI was the sales point of the 4S, and that got me blown away (just wait for reviews to test SIRI to see if they live up to my standards). The SII as it stands is already good enough and I think the addition of SIRI-like programme is all it needs to destroy 4S.
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    jimsocks , October 6, 2011 2:26 PM
    Nexus prime. Better not be sg2 hd rebrand
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    law shay , October 6, 2011 2:49 PM
    happyballzIt better be something "BIG" or it will be a second desapointment in a week along with 4S.Galaxy s to a Nexus S was more of a downgrade so this better be the other way around with Galaxy S II.

    Nexus S has the stock Android and it is way much better than Galaxy S.
    At least Nexus S got 2.3.6 now. How about Galaxy S ? Stucked with the Samsung memory leaking TouchWAIT UI team. Right ?
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    watcha , October 6, 2011 3:20 PM
    I've heard the Nexus Prime will have a 5 mp camera. I hope that isn't true.

    I'm waiting for it to see whether to buy it or the iPhone 4s. I hope it has at least the SGX543MP2 found in the iPhone 4S.

    The lack of that graphics capability and dodgy customer reviews put me off the Samsung Galaxy 2 (it only has the Mali-400MP which is much slower than the iPhone 4s GPU - http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-powervr-sgx543mp2-and-vs-mali-400mp/ ). I also had a Samsung only 3 years ago which wouldn't let me change the language and was simply terrible to use (Samsung Omnia) despite having great reviews - so I am a bit reluctant to use Samsung again and particularly wary of reviews.
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    Anonymous , October 6, 2011 3:27 PM
    Guess - Android TV
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    captaincharisma , October 6, 2011 4:27 PM
    may1IMO, SIRI was the sales point of the 4S, and that got me blown away (just wait for reviews to test SIRI to see if they live up to my standards). The SII as it stands is already good enough and I think the addition of SIRI-like programme is all it needs to destroy 4S.


    you must be an apple fanboi if you think SIRI is a game changer. the nexus S has practically the same thing but the phone doesn't talk back yo you
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    watcha , October 6, 2011 4:56 PM
    captaincharismayou must be an apple fanboi if you think SIRI is a game changer. the nexus S has practically the same thing but the phone doesn't talk back yo you


    So, not the same thing then.
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    tmshdw , October 6, 2011 5:34 PM
    captaincharismayou must be an apple fanboi if you think SIRI is a game changer. the nexus S has practically the same thing but the phone doesn't talk back yo you


    You must be a denuce if you don't realize what Siri is. Try reading what the press is reporting with your mind OPEN. This nexus thingie has practically the same thing? Clueless. Andriod will copy it eventually like everything else from Apple.
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    Anonymous , October 6, 2011 5:57 PM
    @tmshdw

    just like Android copy Apple's push notification........
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    Anonymous , October 6, 2011 6:04 PM
    Siri is probably developed using Google's voice recognition database anyway. It really isn't all that much more than what already exists, they just added the talking back to you and some minor prediction software.

    Android will copy Apple? Honestly? iOS5 jacks all of its new features from other OS's that already do it better anyway. Notification bar? iMessenger? Google and Blackberry called, they want their features from years ago back.
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    happyballz , October 6, 2011 6:15 PM
    law shayNexus S has the stock Android and it is way much better than Galaxy S.At least Nexus S got 2.3.6 now. How about Galaxy S ? Stucked with the Samsung memory leaking TouchWAIT UI team. Right ?


    Possibly. But you are free to put any ROM on it you want...like I did on my Captivate, its currently running 2.3.5. So it's up to the user if he/she is at least average in technology understanding.
    I was rather disappointed that Nexus S had no sd card slot and odd issues with 720p recording when it was released. Other than that it was a copy/paste from original american galaxy s.
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    tmshdw , October 6, 2011 6:42 PM
    Far ReachSiri is probably developed using Google's voice recognition database anyway. It really isn't all that much more than what already exists, they just added the talking back to you and some minor prediction software.Android will copy Apple? Honestly? iOS5 jacks all of its new features from other OS's that already do it better anyway. Notification bar? iMessenger? Google and Blackberry called, they want their features from years ago back.


    You may be oblivious to what Siri is now (and you read this tech site why?) but don't forget to remain in denial once you learn you are wrong.

    Notification bar, messenger, yea some ground breaking tech there like that other yokel replying with push notification. Yep, those are techs right up there equal to Apple establishing the form factor and gestures and app store ecosystem that all phones now. Oh I forger droidheads also invented changing your screen background or something. Don't forget to hall-of-fame that one.
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