06
Oct
nexus81

Oh, snap -- things are starting to get real now. This morning, BGR broke some exclusive info on the Nexus Prime that they obtained from a "trusted source." Now, GSMarena is reporting that they also have exclusive info on the upcoming device, but there's one problem: the latter strongly disagrees with the former. In fact, about the only thing the two sources are in agreeance about is the display --a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD running at 1280x720.

So, let's have a look at what GSMarena's source is saying the Prime will be packing:

  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor, most likely Exynos
  • PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU (the same one that's in the iPad 2)
  • 8MP rear shooter with 1080p video capture
  • 2050mAh battery
  • Global-ready

I have to say, that sounds more like a Nexus device to me. With all of the contradicting specs, though, there's only one thing we can do: wait until October 11th and get the deets straight from the source.

[via GSMarena; Thanks, icecolddemon!]

Cameron Summerson
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  • brendon

    I like this source more.

    • Nexuz-Uno

      I very much agree.

  • BHazard

    This is the prime I want.

  • BryanP

    BGR's spec was nice but wait on the galaxy s3. This spec is early upgrade.

    • Coldman

      Why not just wait for Galaxy S7 then? It'll have even better specs.

      • BryanP

        nah, I heard the s7 is supposed to be a biometric implant and my specs arent as good as they used to be.

  • todd

    Isn't the reference processor supposed to be an OMAP processor this time around?

    • Mapex

      This. We know TI has partnered with Google to be the main chip in ICS devices. BGR's specs will most likely be more accurate than GSMArena's.

      • ben dover

        But then there's the rumor that the OMAP 4460 has been delayed. So this could be the correct specs.

  • Tkun

    There we go. Those specs seem more like the Nexus Prime I've been hyped about.

  • eas

    GSM Arena?! I'll believe BGR's source before these guys.

  • VonLaserface

    If BGR's source is correct I'm quite happy staying with my E4GT. If GSMArena is correct that's another story...

    but Verizon can't keep it exclusive forever.

    • george

      sure they could lol
      nothing says it wont be any more or less exclusive to them as any other exclusive phone has been in the past.

    • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

      BGR's record isn't particularly great lately either. They predicted there will be an iPhone 5 (along with a 4S), and the iPhone 5 will be on Sprint using WiMAX. Neither came true.

      However, there's one thing in the BGR spec that caught my eye. It has an internal 32Gb storage, but there's no mention of having a microSD slot -- frankly, stuffing 32Gb into the phone might be a hint that there won't be a microSD slot, just like the Nexus S, also made by Samsung. To me, it gives a slightly more credibility to the BGR report. Plus, fans tend to overhype, the BGR spec seems to be more realistic to me.

  • Obsid

    I wonder if both recent rumors are correct and we are again talking about two different phones, Galaxy Nexus and Droid (Nexus) Prime?

    • Anthony

      I think the one that BGR was reporting on is going to be the Droid Prime with all of Verizon bloatware on it. GSM is reporting on the true Nexus Prime. Anybody remember how the Droid came out right before (my beloved) the nexus one.

      • d3vkit

        Yah and I remember waiting and waiting for the N1 to come to VZW... eventually just got the Droid. Wish I had just switched carriers for the N1. My Droid is awful.

  • Dave

    I'm buying this Prime, you all can have the other :)

  • Tim

    Google has stated that the ref processor is the OMAP series, this is wrong or Google changed their mind

    • ben dover

      as I posted earlier, there's the rumor that the OMAP 4460 has been delayed. Google might not be waiting around for them.

  • jim

    can't wait. i'm prob going to sell my left nut for one of these puppies

  • Deltaechoe

    I like this rumor more than the other one and I have seen more reliable data out of gsmarena in the past, even with the cpu discrepancy

    • Tim

      Well a homeless guy on the street is a more reliable source than BGR!!

      • Tkun

        What's the name of this homeless guy you speak about?

        • Cameron Summerson

          LOL

        • Tim

          Sorry but my sources will remain unnamed : (

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8YprCzWm0g JS

    Could it be possible that different testers are running different hardware variations? Seeing how different specs operate in real world conditions would provide test data for upcoming phones and ICS optimization across multiple chipsets, perhaps for items coming out closer to Christmas or in Q1 2012.

    Everyone could be reporting the truth, but the truth regarding different devices.

    Regarding the TI OMAPS, the 4430 is a 1.0GHz proc, and the 4460 runs up to 1.5GHz. Trying to figure out why Sammy would throttle the 4460 back to 1.2GHz on a high end phone.

    • jonathan3579

      The 4460 was delayed until early next year hence the speculation for an upped Exynos or the lesser 4430. Technically, it's anyone's guess right now. I feel like an iSheep with all the Nexus rumors and honestly that concerns me. How much can we be let down? :(

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8YprCzWm0g JS

        Yeah, I was reminded about getting excited for a new phone recently...First when the Galaxy S2 was coming to the U.S. (and still not available as of now) and then when the i*hone 5 was coming out.

        Too much BS'ing out there to get the draws to the websites, too much speculation about what might be.

  • http://www.psycho.ziggy471.com psycho_maniac_

    just take all the rumor specs with a grain of salt. remember the specs of the thunderbolt and that was a hyped phone being the first 4g phone on vzw... the same thing is happening with this phone.

  • enriques04

    So if its a verizon exclusive with LTE (supposedly) and global ready, its going to have two sim card slots? mmmhmm

    • Deltaechoe

      Just a note, the Thunderbolt can be made a global ready phone (albeit with unlocking) so it is possible

  • Will – Chicago

    Man, now that sounds more like a device I would like to have. Straight Powerhouse! And 8mp camera?! Please, that would be better, considering the Nexus S already has a 5mp. Gotta upgrade EVERYTHING!!

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

    Huh? Exynos with a PowerVR GPU? But doesn't the Exynos use a ARM Mali GPU?

    • Double

      Just what i wanted to say.

      I like this source a lot more! but eynox + SGX543 don't count up.

  • Eric

    I'll take a 1.2 Exynos over a 1.5 OMAP any day.

  • Nigel

    yes!!!! yes!!!! yes!!!!! world phone!! ....i am crying with excitement..this better be true. I like phones!! haha

  • http://electrojelly.wordpress.com Emmanuel

    Unlikely. It's not going to be that bleeding edge. You gotta remember that the Nexus Prime has been around for months for Android developers.

    On top of that the 1.5 GHz Exynos has just been announced. It's not going to be in there. No way.

    Last but not least it seems that Samsung's SoCs have issues running 4G radios. GSM Arena specs are too good to be true.

  • Xephik

    Way too good to be true. I'd kill an old lady walking along a sidewalk to have THAT phone right now.

    The CPU made it unbelievable though. Unless they clocked up the Exynos or something from the SII at the last second (Unlikely), its hard to believe. Way too many sources have pointed to an OMAP.

    If OMAP's production issues effected the Prime, it would not be unveiled next week and it wouldn't be releasing around the Oct 27-Nov 3 time frame that most rumors are pointing to.

  • Aaron

    haha THAT'S MORE LIKE IT!!! :D

  • Erik G

    I just hope it ant exclusive to verizon... As is I'm unsure of going with one of the big 4... If it goes to vVrizon only I will not get this phone... I think I can find it in my heart to go with Sprint or T-mobile... But not Verizon or At&t... I really want this phone... It seems to be the only one that will make me willing to sign a contract...

    • Eric

      If you go with TMo, you will end up with ATT. I love TMo and will run like hell when the deal goes through. In Atlanta, ATT is one if the most hated companies that I know of and I'll bash them every chance I get.

  • whosaidwhat

    what if both sources are right? One spec being the Verizon version and the other being the other carriers version.

    Hasn't there always been two devices?

    GT-I9250 and SCH-I515

  • Tab

    Someone explain me this: In USA, when a device is exclusive, you can still buy it unlocked (paying a lot more, of course) from another source? by the launch date?

  • Rob

    I can't stop drooling!

  • Thesicilian

    Will this come to Rogers Canada the nexus prime with same specs ?

  • al

    Anyone have any idea what 3G frequencies it connect to?

    Ive always had an issue with Nexus phones being on limited 3G frequencies. But 'global ready' or 'world phones' seem to be flavour of the month so it might work with my carrier.

  • hkb

    ARGHHH! Enof with the rumors, cant it be 11 oct already ....

    Its time for Android to Shine with this beast!!

  • Ashley

    Wait for the official announcement people. And who cares about your American carriers all the time... if you don't like your carriers either start your own, or leave the country. You don't hear all the other countries complaining about carriers. Grow up or get an iPhoney.

    • Ashley

      Just go out and buy it, my phone was not available with a carrier I wanted, so I bought it from online in Asia. It works just fine.

  • Chris

    Sounds awesome!! Have you guys seen the 'in the wild' footage on engadget yet?

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/07/samsung-galaxy-nexus-spotted-in-the-wild-video/

  • LgOptimus2x

    Exynos dual core with 1.5 Ghz clock? I believe it's hard to see it in the Prime, in second the exynos have a Mali 400 GPU not the powervr SGX 543mp2.. If the battery is really from 2050mAh is terrific!
    However if the Prime will mount a OMAP 4460 (Original clock set to 1.5 Ghz) the GPU will be a PowerVR SGX 540 OC to 384 Mhz

  • J

    A *minor* hardware feature I wouldn't mind seeing (and neither leak has mentioned it) is to have the Prime be emulate the Thunderbolt's ability to use voice & data at the same time (on Verizon's network)...

    I don't really use it, so its not a deal breaker, but it would be nice....

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