The Samsung Nexus Prime, aka the Galaxy Nexus expected to be revealed at the company’s event next Tuesday, has apparently been detailed as an Ice Cream Sandwich Verizon exclusive. The 9mm-thick device will have a 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED HD curved glass display, BGR‘s source tells them, but rather than one of Samsung’s own Exynos processors will instead run Texas Instrument’s 1.2GHz OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 paired with 1GB of RAM.
There’ll be 32GB of integrated storage, the tipster continues, along with WiFi a/b/g/n and NFC. Apparently the camera will only muster 5-megapixels – with a 1.3-megapixel camera up front for video recording – though will still be capable of 1080p Full HD video recording. Connectivity is said to be LTE or HSPA depending on carrier, though seeing as the Nexus Prime is said to be a Verizon exclusive in the US that will mean LTE. Versions abroad will presumably have HSPA (or HSPA+) instead, where LTE networks aren’t available.
Finally there’s NFC support, as Google continues to push its Google Wallet wireless payments service, and a 1,750 mAh battery. OS is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with no third-party modifications since this is a pure Nexus device. Interestingly, one addition to ICS is said to be a granular data monitor, which will show how much data is being used on a per-app basis.
Could this be the phone that puts the iPhone 4S resolutely in the shade? We’ll be at Samsung’s event at CTIA next week and will bring back all the details from there.
[via Android Community]