Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Nexus Prime could come in October
Samsung is expected to announce a refreshed Galaxy S II in early September. Might this be the first look at the hardware that makes up the Nexus Prime?
New rumors and anonymous details have surfaced this week that point to a third "Pure Google" phone arriving in October with the latest build of Android,.
According to information out of Korea's Electronic Times, the handset is expected to come from Samsung, run and feature a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 720p Super AMOLED HD display. These details confirm reports by Boy Genius Report nearly two months ago.
Samsung has long been rumored to be the handset maker of choice for the Nexus Prime and this recent news appears to substantiate the claims. Just this week, a pair of sources separately confirmed with OLED-Info that Samsung is readying mobile displays with a 720p resolution.
Samsung is expected to unveil new devices with these HD screens in September, presumably at IFA. What's more, an unannounced Samsung Celox recently, carrying nearly identical specifications in a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 16GB storage, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The next version of Android, , was initially on track for a fourth quarter release though recent speculation suggests Google has been .
It makes sense that Samsung would unveil a Nexus S was nearly identical to the so I would imagine a Nexus Prime could closely resemble an updated . Of course, the recent news Google's of Motorola Mobility may change this scenario somewhat.in September with Google following quickly with the Nexus Prime. The
On a related note, Samsung also dropped a new teaser clip on YouTube today, promising "something big" for IFA next month. Unfortunately the company quickly pulled down the 30-second video, but considering the tags associated with the spot included 4G and LTE, I fully anticipate seeing a larger, faster Galaxy S II announced. It's also very possible that this is the first time we'll see the hardware that the Nexus Prime.