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Report: Dual-core Nexus 3 Specs Leaked

By - Source: BGR | B 24 comments

Is Google preparing to add another phone to its Nexus line of smartphones?

The Nexus One and Nexus S have one thing in common: They’re both official ‘Google Phones,’ which means they get Android updates as soon as they’re available. The fact that you don’t have to wait for your carrier or manufacturer to get their ducks in a line is incredibly valuable to some users, so both phones have proved quite popular.

However, though both phones feature impressive specs, the Nexus One’s release dates way back to January of 2010 and the Nexus S will celebrate its first birthday this December. Both phones hit before the dual-core ‘superphone’ trend kicked off in at CES in January of this year, so it won’t be long before they’re considered out of date. But fear not, Nexus fans, because Google’s apparently got another Nexus up its sleeve, and this one has got a dual-core processor, a “monster” screen and 4G support to boot.

According to BGR sources, what’s believed to be the next Nexus phone will feature a next-generation dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU (likely an OMAP 4460 or an ultra low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon); 1GB of RAM; 1080p HD video capture and playback; a 1-megapixel front-facing camera; and a rear-facing camera with an “advanced 5-megapixel sensor delivering class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance.” All of this will run on Ice Cream Sandwich, aka Android 4.0.

Before you get really, really excited, BGR says it’s also possible that this device is just the flagship/reference phone for Ice Cream Sandwich and not a Nexus-branded phone after all. Either way, it’s expected to launch around Thanksgiving so we’re hoping to find out more as that holiday draws closer.

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    stonedatheist , June 17, 2011 7:24 AM
    Oh man this may be what I've been waiting for. I really hope it will run at 1.5 GHz and have a qhd screen (on that note, when will phones have 720p screens? Just wondering). Also, I highly doubt it will have 1080p60 video capture, most are only 1080p24, which is a shame. Will this be the first phone to run ICS like how the nexus s was the first to run gingerbread?
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    cphorn15 , June 17, 2011 7:32 AM
    stonedatheist Will this be the first phone to run ICS like how the nexus s was the first to run gingerbread?


    It's all just rumor and speculation, but the rumor says that it's possible that the phone is in fact the reference model.
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    Griffolion , June 17, 2011 8:42 AM
    stonedatheistOh man this may be what I've been waiting for. I really hope it will run at 1.5 GHz and have a qhd screen (on that note, when will phones have 720p screens? Just wondering). Also, I highly doubt it will have 1080p60 video capture, most are only 1080p24, which is a shame. Will this be the first phone to run ICS like how the nexus s was the first to run gingerbread?


    Tom's missed some specs, this thing is set to get a 720p screen at 4.3". Yes it will run Ice Cream, whether it's the first i don't know. And 1080 @ 30FPS is good.
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    guanyu210379 , June 17, 2011 11:01 AM
    I wonder who will get this project.
    HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG or seomone else?
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    nebun , June 17, 2011 12:22 PM
    i love me some Ice Cream Sandwich....can't wait.....he he he
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    nebun , June 17, 2011 12:23 PM
    guanyu210379I wonder who will get this project.HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG or seomone else?

    i home they will build it in collaboration with apple...hate me, but apple knows how to build some fancy looking hardware
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    Anonymous , June 17, 2011 12:45 PM
    Why would you want 720p on a 4-5" screen? This is beyond the resolution the human eye can see.
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    scook9 , June 17, 2011 1:31 PM
    HTC does not need Apples help to build a kickass phone

    I think it would most likely be HTC since they are sort of Androids home for Snapdragon CPUs and only Motorola uses TI and no one really likes Motorola
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    happyballz , June 17, 2011 1:36 PM
    nebuni home they will build it in collaboration with apple...hate me, but apple knows how to build some fancy looking hardware


    How many times do people have to say this: APPLE DOES NOT MANUFACTURE/BUILD/MAKE COMPONENTS they only "design" and for all we know that might be farmed out to a contractor too.
    Google only works with manufacturers that can make and assemble the actual hardware which apple is not. It will not happen unless apple will open a factory none of the sudden.
    The phone will most likely come form HTC or samsung, though google seem to be going through the companie list and maybe next will be LG or moto.
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    jimsocks , June 17, 2011 1:58 PM
    i'm hoping they put all the bands in one phone and not release 2 models like nexus one
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    ares1214 , June 17, 2011 2:16 PM
    720p is overkill given the size and viewing distance. In this scenario, Id rather a 4-4.3" screen, Iphone 4+ screen res, qHD would do, but most importantly, higher quality on the colours, such as some variation of OLED.
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    Diversian , June 17, 2011 2:26 PM
    Well, if Toshiba is making the Nexus Tab, then maybe they were lucky enough to score a double. Since it's Ice-Cream Sandwich, would it be too much to ask that they give both HTC and Samsung a chance at a joint venture? I don't want it to be Toshiba, but them, LG, or Moto are probably the most likely candidates.
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    rashawn , June 17, 2011 3:35 PM
    I'll get it if it's made by HTC, and has battery life (talk time) as good as the Nexus One, If they upped the camera to 8+Mega Pixels, that'd be a nice bonus.

    Everyone google the HTC Blast, a concept phone that could arrive as early as September 2011. Now THOSE....are some pretty sick phone specs. 3 Mega Pixel front facing camera? Wow. If it weren't for the Nexus line getting updates so soon, I'd opt for the HTC Blast to replace my Nexus One instead of the Nexus 3.
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    lucky015 , June 17, 2011 3:47 PM
    Hoping HTC get it too, Would not be suprised to see it with Samsung or Motorola though, They do seem to be going for change rather than anything in particular.
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    dalethepcman , June 17, 2011 7:39 PM
    @eyesee 720p as a supported resolution in smartphones is great for those times you want to use them for netflix streaming over hdmi to the TV at native resolution.

    @Ares1214 : What your asking for is what they are putting in the phone, you just don't realize it. 720p is higher dpi than the iphone, and the nexus one and s both user super amoled's.

    @diversian : I wish Toshiba would sell phones in the American market. I would love a waterproof android with a physical keyboard(see regza phone) updated with a higher res screen, dual core CPU and Nexus badge.
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    R6ex , June 17, 2011 10:52 PM
    Where's Kal-El?
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    nebun , June 18, 2011 5:06 AM
    happyballzHow many times do people have to say this: APPLE DOES NOT MANUFACTURE/BUILD/MAKE COMPONENTS they only "design" and for all we know that might be farmed out to a contractor too. Google only works with manufacturers that can make and assemble the actual hardware which apple is not. It will not happen unless apple will open a factory none of the sudden.The phone will most likely come form HTC or samsung, though google seem to be going through the companie list and maybe next will be LG or moto.

    ok, i know that apple only designs their products and has other companies manufacture them...google could still learn a few things from apple as far as quality goes....apple has some high quality standards.... probably the best of any company
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    gmarsack , June 18, 2011 6:12 AM
    hahah I love the code names... Google is awesome. lol
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    fir_ser , June 18, 2011 2:31 PM
    Cool specs.
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    nebun , June 18, 2011 5:03 PM
    since when is 1mp front facing camera and a 5mp rear end camera good enough? i am sure that they can double the resolutions on those cams if they really wanted....where is the progress?
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