Alleged Nexus Prime specs surface ahead of announcement

06 October, 2011

After the mixed feelings that the announcement of the iPhone 4S brought us, it's time to focus our attention to the next Google phone, dubbed the Nexus Prime. A trusted source has told BGR some interesting bits of info regarding the specifications of the next Google phone, which could be also known Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

According to the trusted source, the Nexus Prime will pack a 1.2GHz OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor from Texas Instruments rather than the rumored Exynos chipset with two cores clocked at 1.5GHz each. Blissfully, on the specs list remains the sensational 4.65-inch 1280x720 pixels SuperAMOLED HD with that curved glass that was a signature feature of the previous Nexus phone.

The other internals are quite expected, 1GB of RAM, 32GB internal memory, Wireless N and a 1,750 mAh battery. Unfortunately, the tipster says there's a 5-megapixel camera on the back of the Nexus Prime instead of a more desirable 8-megapixel one, but we'll see if this turns out to be true. It's also said to capture full 1080p HD video. On the front, there'll be a 1.3-megapixel shooter.

In addition to being the first Droid running version 4.0 of Google's mobile OS, petnamed Ice Cream Sandwich, the Nexus Prime will also include NFC support, which will be put to use by Google Wallet. If the rumors are to be trusted, the Google Nexus Prime will be offered exclusively by Verzion Wireless in the U.S, which makes sense considering the company's deep partnership with Google.

Finally, since this is going to be a Google phone, there'll be no TouchWiz magic thrown into the mix and it'll be running pure Android 4.0. Speaking of it, one feature has surfaced and it's the ability to monitor the data usage of each app. Nifty, indeed.