It's apparent that the Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus announcement is getting closer, as new information is starting to surface almost daily. Today, the hardware specs have been revealed by a "trusted source" in BGR's camp -- so let's have a look:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Note: we're still not sure of the version number for ICS, so take that with a grain of salt)
- 9mm thin
- 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
- TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB of built-in storage
- 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
- 1080p HD video capture support
- LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- 1,750 mAh battery
After reading through the specs, it's clear that there are a couple of things that may come off a bit... lackluster to some users. Namely, the 1.2GHz processor, as we've been hearing 1.5GHz for quite a while. Of course, once we heard that TI was having some issues with its 1.5GHz dual-core, it was assumed that the Prime wouldn't be packing the chip under its hood, either. This probably isn't cause for concern, as the TI 1.2GHz OMAP is an absolute powerhouse in its own right.
Secondly, let's talk about the camera. While 5MP may seem awfully low compared to most other phones (which generally ship with an 8MP shooter), let's not forget that sheer numbers mean almost nothing. Samsung has some amazing camera tech in its other phones, and I would expect nothing less of the Prime. Don't knock it until we've actually seen what it's capable of.
One more detail, which should come as no surprise: the Prime will be a Verizon exclusive at launch. Like with other Nexus devices, it will become available on other carriers eventually, so if you're not willing to jump to Big Red, just bide your time.
So, now that we've had our first look at what most likely will be the official specs, what do you think? Still interested in this device? Sound off in the comments.
[BGR; Thanks, Matt!]