Rumor: More info on Samsung Galaxy Prime revealed?

Earlier this week, Samsung posted a video on YouTube that hinted about its next major smartphone release. The official announcement is slated to be made in a joint press event with Google on October 11. Today Boy Genius Report claims that it has received the hardware specs for the phone, which has been called the Galaxy Prime or sometimes the Nexus Prime. According to the story, the smartphone is slated to be an exclusive for Verizon when it launches.

The tech specs include a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD touch screen with a curved display and a resolution of 1280 x 720. It also claims it will have a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a five megapixel rear facing camera with 1080p video capture and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera. It's supposed to have support for Verizon's faster LTE 4G wireless network. Most importantly the Galaxy Prime/Nexus Prime is suppose to have Google's Android 4.0 operating system, otherwise known by its code name Ice Cream Sandwich, inside.

The article doesn't give any word on the pricing for this phone, although we suspect that with its high end features it will be on the pricey side. There's also no word on when the phone will be released. Finally there's also no word on when Android 4.0 will be released as an update to other Android-based smartphones. Obviously we should learn a lot more about both the phone and about Android 4.0's features on October 11.

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**** the prime, I just want the Ice Cream Sandwhich source code to be released and ported for my phone.

htcz said,
**** the prime, I just want the Ice Cream Sandwhich source code to be released and ported for my phone.

I hear that. I have the Epic 4G touch. Gimme some ICS goodness.

Wonder what the cost will be, and what networks will be available in the UK. I hope it comes unlocked like the Nexus One did.

M2Ys4U said,
Wonder what the cost will be, and what networks will be available in the UK. I hope it comes unlocked like the Nexus One did.

If it's Verizon then your chances for it being a World Phone is slim to none.

Other than the screen res/size the specs seem to be lower than the Galaxy S2.

They already have 1.5Ghz in S2's & in the Galaxy Note. Why would they put a 1.2 in the Prime? Also 5MP camera? 1.2MP front facing? Urm why a downgrade.

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RobertH said,
Other than the screen res/size the specs seem to be lower than the Galaxy S2.

They already have 1.5Ghz in S2's & in the Galaxy Note. Why would they put a 1.2 in the Prime? Also 5MP camera? 1.2MP front facing? Urm why a downgrade.

Confused.com

Specs are not the be all and end all. My dual-core E8400 3ghz processor has a slower clock speed than my old intel pentium 3.4ghz, but it's still significantly faster at processing things.

Likewise, megapixels aren't the be all and end all of picture quality.

RobertH said,
Other than the screen res/size the specs seem to be lower than the Galaxy S2.

They already have 1.5Ghz in S2's & in the Galaxy Note. Why would they put a 1.2 in the Prime? Also 5MP camera? 1.2MP front facing? Urm why a downgrade.

Confused.com

The 4460 hasn't been released yet on any phone, hard to say exactly how it will fare. My guess is that it's been downclocked to save battery life, but optimized to the teeth and along with ICS will be faster than the S2.

RobertH said,
Other than the screen res/size the specs seem to be lower than the Galaxy S2.

They already have 1.5Ghz in S2's & in the Galaxy Note. Why would they put a 1.2 in the Prime? Also 5MP camera? 1.2MP front facing? Urm why a downgrade.

Confused.com


Lower MP count does not necessarily mean lower quality. Canon lowered the MP count on some of their high end camcorders to actually increase the video quality.

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytime...egapixels-can-less-be-more/

Check that out.

I would be hesitant to lump it in with the galaxy line.

I would say Nexus Prime would be a better name. The curved screen suggests it will be a part of the Nexus line, replacing the original Nexus S as Google's flagship phone for their shiny new OS.

Samsung will most likely release a Galaxy variant later on, based on this design/OS

"exclusive for Verizon when it launches."
that's disappointing what about other carriers? after 6 months No,No