At this point, it's pretty clear that we've all been knee deep in Ice Cream Sandwich goodies all week long. We've already given you the Music 4.0.1, Google+ 2.0, and ICS Clock widget APKs, but that's not all - now we have some details regarding the CDMA Verizon Nexus Prime. At least that's what we thought it was called before Google and Samsung decided on the Galaxy Nexus as the final name, according to our reliable source who goes by Geek Vundotra (remember the leaked apps above?).
A few days ago, we heard two variations of very different specs for the Prime: one from BGR, which stated that it should have a 1.2Ghz OMAP processor, LTE, and be exclusive to Verizon; the other came from GSMarena, which stated that the next Nexus (should we call it "Nextus" as one of our readers suggested?) would be packing a monstrous 1.5GHz Exynos and a Power PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU. According to our source, one of these is close to reality. The other, however, isn't necessarily wrong, but perhaps talking about a different device altogether. Intrigued? Read on.
According to our source, the first CDMA Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. (which should be Samsung model SCH-i515) will undoubtedly and unsurprisingly indeed have an OMAP processor, LTE, and be released on Verizon (Clarification: we have no information on the GSM version; it may or may not come out at the same time as the Verizon version - we're strictly talking about SCH-i515 specs here), which points to BGR's specs being more accurate. Here are the specs we were able to reliably confirm ourselves so far, independently of BGR or anyone else:
- OMAP 4460 processor, Update: underclocked to 1.2GHz probably for stability (leaving quite a bit of room for overclocking)
which is rated at 1.5GHz (it's unclear if Google will underclock it or not - BGR seemed to think it'll be clocked at 1.2GHz, but our source thinks otherwise). Therefore, we're going to say the processor model is confirmed, pending exact clock speed clarification
- 32GB internal storage
- no SD card slot (like the Nexus S, argh)
- LED notification (unlike the Nexus S)
- 1GB RAM
- 1080p HD recording @30fps
- 5MP rear camera
- possibly some sort of a time lapse feature
- Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed as Android 4.0
- Internally, the Verizon Nexus is known as Tuna/Tuna 4G (board/model) as well as Toro (product/device)
- Galaxy Nexus name
- large screen - we all take 4.65 or so for granted, but I wasn't able to confirm the exact size, so I am only including things we know
However, this doesn't mean that GSMarena was wrong. We have reason to believe that those specs are from a completely different device. The device in question may be set to release further down the road, but there is a possibility it is indeed legit.
That's it for now - if more details come to light, we'll be sure to let you know. Specifically, I'd like to know the details of a possible Sprint version, if one is planned, as well as its GSM siblings. I'd also love to confirm the battery size and see all the new apps (especially Gmail - yum!). It won't be too long now before we find out every detail about this highly anticipated device.