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  1. sushiglobster's Avatar
    Okay, things are becoming messy quite fast as I'm sure those observing the rumor mill probably expected this.

    According to Droid Life, there will be 2 versions of this phone. So...here are the spec lists of each phone.

    Info pulled from Droid Life.




    Galaxy Nexus (Exclusive for Verizon)
    Release: October of this year

    Part Number: SCH-I515 (LTE Version)

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    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
    NFC
    1,750 mAh battery



    Nexus Prime (for everyone, but Verizon)
    Release: Early next year (Maybe even earlier given it has just passed through the FCC) See "Edit 5" down below.

    Part Number: GT-I9250 (GSM Version)

    *******now get ready for this...*******

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    9mm thin
    4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
    ***Samsung Exynos processor clocked at 1.5Ghz
    ***PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU (same as the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S)
    1GB of RAM
    32GB of built-in storage
    ***8-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
    NFC
    ***2,050 mAh battery



    First of all....none of this is official and all rumored. They say these specs are coming from anonymous inside tipsters. Take with a big chunk of salt.

    Second, I don't know about you, but if those specs turn our legit for the non-Verizon (the Nexus Prime)....well...I will be very disappointed.

    Too good to be true? Probably....maybe...?

    Nonetheless, I made this new thread to help consolidate all the specs running around. I will edit this first post as I refresh the usual Android sites. Also, because I'm bored.

    Sources:

    Possible “Nexus Prime” Specs Sneak Out This Afternoon, This Isn’t the Galaxy Nexus (Updated) - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Details Leak: Fully Stock Experience and a Verizon Exclusive - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    EDIT: I think the first set of specs are quite underwhelming. I also think the 2nd row of specs are much more deserving of a killer (Prime) phone. We know the Exynos 1.5ghz chip was just announced so the possibility of that even existing in a Verizon Nexus phone is slim considering a release date of October. The whole 5MP vs. 8MP camera is again, arguable...I know early rumors pointed to a 5MP camera with improved low light sensors which would make a big different for sure. So either way, 5MP or 8MP it shouldn't really matter. Battery life...the 1750 sound realistic and the 2050 just sounds like wishful thinking. I can only see such a battery being in this phone if the battery was non-removable.

    All rumors pointed to a true Google Experience, Nexus phone coming to Verizon, why on Earth it would be called a Galaxy Nexus and NOT a Nexus Prime is beyond me....and why Verizon would get the short end of the stick specs wise is again, pretty lame. Why they can't just make one badass phone, I have no idea.

    Let's debate!

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    EDIT 2: If there are 2 versions of this phone, it would make sense that the Exynos goes in the other non-verizon units as it doesn't support Verizon's LTE service. That would mean TI OMAP for Verizon and Exynos for non LTE carriers (everybody else). So...this could be legit. A LTE version for Verizon with OK specs....and non-LTE version for everyone else...making up for the lack of LTE with super beefy specs

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    EDIT 3: So, here's another set of specs...no idea for what carrier this would be, but maybe these are universal specs. Not as detailed as the other spec lists but yea...here you go:

    Display: 4.65-inch HD(1280x720) Super AMOLED
    Camera: 8 megapixel (flash)/2 megapixel on the front
    Battery: 1850 mAh
    Value added features: 1.5GHz dual core AP, embedded 16GB memory,
    Bluetooth 3.0 HS, WiFi a/b/g/n

    Source: General ***Official Nexus Prime Specifications, Speculations and Rumors thread*** (specs/pix 10/6)) - Page 65 - Android Forums

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    EDIT 4: Even more random specs showing up. Over from the XDA Developer forums someone provides these specs from the "prototype" model. (THANKS user: Phantomash)

    1.1280720 pixels / 4.65" / 315ppi
    2.16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM (micro sd extension no supported)
    3.The prototype unit was running a dual-core cpu at 1.2....no info if it was the new exynos but he thinks production model will be clocked at 1.5Ghrz like galaxy S2 (the prototype of galaxys2 was running a 1Ghrz CPU)
    4. 5MP back campera and 1.3 in front
    5.Ice Cream Sandwich is very similar to honeycomb.
    6.No metal back cover but instead a plastic one in champagne colour and a little rough like GS2.
    7.No info about battery capacity cause they haven't decided yet...
    8.Vodafone exclusive in Europe with a November launch...
    9.Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the official Name.

    Again, unconfirmed stuff, but I thought I'd post it in here anyways.

    Linky: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1293124
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    EDIT 5: ALSO, it would appear that Part Number: GT-I9250 has just passed through the FCC with ATT radio frequencies. This device features NO LTE. (THANKS users: Boondoc for the heads up and Scottatron for the links!)

    So I suppose there will be 2 versions of this phone...that is of course if the GT-I9250 is indeed a Nexus or a similar phone with slightly different changes and without the Nexus title. Maybe this phone will have the Exynos 1.5Ghz CPU in it, something that Droid Life hinted at. See the original post way above for the supposed specs of the GT-I9250.

    Links for proof: Samsung Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) Passes Through FCC With AT&T/World Bands

    https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/...=%27A3LGTI9250

    I really hope we don't get a weaker version than whatever the GT-I9250 will be. That would be disappointing.

    Anyone have any ideas or opinions on what GT-I9250 might actually be if it's not a Nexus phone or rehashed version of what Verizon is getting?

    My hope is that it's just the same hardware but with different radios in it....LTE vs. GSM.
    10-06-2011 04:43 PM
  2. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Doubt it. There's no such thing as a Galaxy Nexus and there's been leaks of the Samsung Prime name with the SCH-i515 model number. There's just the Nexus Prime.

    SCH- i515 = CDMA Prime

    GT - I9250 = GSM

    I don't understand whats up with some of these blogs. It really isn't a hard concept to wrap your head wrong. They over think things too much. But then again, they might not get as much hits if they only based it on pure physical facts. :P
    10-06-2011 04:49 PM
  3. Mooem's Avatar
    Actually Kellex from Droid Life made it seem like there could be two phones...hence the conflicting reports. He wasn't very definitive as to it actually happening, just stating a possibility without really knowing. However, he seemed to be definitive in the "Galaxy Nexus" being out in the wild for Verizon per BGR's report and according to his own trusted sources (that are not anonymous).

    Basically, people just need to wait till Tuesday.
    10-06-2011 04:50 PM
  4. Gekko's Avatar
    maybe -

    Droid Prime = Verizon

    Nexus Prime = Everyone Else

    same phone, just different "branding".

    PLEASE let them all be released around the same time. hopefully Google learned from Apple's exclusivity mistake.

    AND if this is a DEVELOPER phone - why would you not release it for ALL NETWORKS SIMULTANEOUSLY?

    how many Developers are on AT&T, Sprint, and T Mobile?

    Answer - A LOT!
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    10-06-2011 05:00 PM
  5. TerryMasters's Avatar
    And if history is an indication of anything, us Verizon people will get the lower end version.

    Galaxy S II? Nah, Droid Charge!

    Superpowered 1.5Ghz Nexus Prime? Better make it 1.2!
    estebancam, Lucki, s14tat and 4 others like this.
    10-06-2011 05:06 PM
  6. EggoEspada's Avatar
    maybe -

    Droid Prime = Verizon

    Nexus Prime = Everyone Else

    same phone, just different "branding".

    PLEASE let them all be released around the same time. hopefully Google learned from Apple's exclusivity mistake.

    AND if this is a DEVELOPER phone - why would you not release it for ALL NETWORKS SIMULTANEOUSLY?

    how many Developers are on AT&T, Sprint, and T Mobile?

    Answer - A LOT!
    A Nexus is a Nexus, there's no changing it. This is the iPhone of the Android world. It's purely untouched and carriers get little say in the device.
    ejaymd11 likes this.
    10-06-2011 05:06 PM
  7. amheck's Avatar
    I think I'll cry if I have to wait for this phone until 2012.

    -non Verizon customer
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    10-06-2011 05:13 PM
  8. NEO_FOLLOWER2's Avatar
    if this phone isnt released on att sprint and verizon...samsung and google missed a huge chance to get back at apple
    10-06-2011 05:25 PM
  9. CMStewart's Avatar
    I think I share the same tune as every other Verizon customer interested in the Nexus Prime. If this is true and Verizon gets the shaft, I'm going to be majorly disappointed.
    Jdm4292 and JWellington like this.
    10-06-2011 05:32 PM
  10. TRZ06's Avatar
    First off, they can't post specs of the first one (with the OMAP processor) and have it say "LTE/HSPA depending on the carrier", and then turn around and say nevermind that device is just for Verizon. If so then why would it have HSPA support?

    I think this is a case of people hearing conflicting reports and so they just start assuming there must be multiple versions of the phone. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Nexus has been the same for all carriers in the past - Google didn't suddenly change the processor, camera, battery, etc when the S was subsequently released on Sprint or AT&T.
    10-06-2011 05:34 PM
  11. masterxchief's Avatar
    It doesn't make sense for there to be such big hardware differences between the two phones. Maybe the 2nd set of specs are for a GS3 since that should be coming out in the next 4-6 months in Europe.
    10-06-2011 05:38 PM
  12. mrmoe110's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I read that the CEO's of Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint will be at the Samsung/Google event. No TMobile.....
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    10-06-2011 05:45 PM
  13. sblantipodi's Avatar
    no reason to have two nexus if not for GSM/CDMA
    10-06-2011 05:54 PM
  14. sushiglobster's Avatar
    I agree. These damn HW rumors are giving me a headache haha.

    I just want one badass device...obviously one version has to have LTE for Verizon, the other version will not have LTE. That's how it should be. One with...one with out. Going from an OMAP to a 1.5ghz Exynos is quite the change there.
    10-06-2011 05:56 PM
  15. Lenerdosy's Avatar
    Nexus Prime (for everyone, but Verizon)
    Release: Early next year


    Damn was hoping for sooner... Might hop onto SGS2 then since I guess its not for sure it'll come to Telus.
    10-06-2011 05:58 PM
  16. jaydee15's Avatar
    there will be a Nexus prime and a Nexus PrimeS
    10-06-2011 06:01 PM
  17. sblantipodi's Avatar
    there will be a Nexus prime and a Nexus PrimeS
    also a Nexus S2
    10-06-2011 06:02 PM
  18. oxymoron's Avatar
    And if history is an indication of anything, us Verizon people will get the lower end version.

    Galaxy S II? Nah, Droid Charge!

    Superpowered 1.5Ghz Nexus Prime? Better make it 1.2!
    That does seem to be the MO with Verizon, unfortunately.

    I tell you what, if they do that again and this is a reality.... I will leave VZW. I have never said that before. I actually made fun of people "threatening" to leave VZW if "this" or "that" didn't happen. I feel it now.

    All I've EVER wanted since the N1 is a Nexus on VZW. They got my hopes up then. I even attempted to order it directly from Google. Didn't happen.

    Who am I kidding.... I'll throw a virtual eHissy fit on the interwebs and take it like the little biznatch that I am. So self demeaning and shameful.

    Why the EFF do we always get the sub-par hardware!!!!???? WTF!!?? Seriously flipping annoying.

    Okay, I'm done with my little whine fest. Nothing to see here. Move on.

    *customized tapatalk signature*
    10-06-2011 06:34 PM
  19. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    Rumors, rumors, rumors. All we can do is wait. Sounds unlikely, seeing how the whole point of a Nexus device is unification/openness/etc.....why make two phones? And why shaft VZW on processor?
    10-06-2011 06:52 PM
  20. dsignori's Avatar
    Both sets of specs make me happy. This is silly and picking nits IMO. I do have a great idea though:

    How about we watch the event Tuesday and know for sure ?
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    10-06-2011 06:59 PM
  21. oxymoron's Avatar


    I "can't take it no more" either, lol :-D

    *customized tapatalk signature*
    10-06-2011 07:00 PM
  22. Gratificulous's Avatar
    Is it Tuesday yet?
    10-06-2011 07:04 PM
  23. sushiglobster's Avatar
    Which one of these specs seems the least likely?

    I think the Exynos version. I'd love to have that in my new phone, but...I just don't see it happening.
    It should be noted, with there being no more buttons on the bezel, there is more room to be had and also with such a large screen and wideness there is bound to be more space in this phone for such rumored goodies, no?
    10-06-2011 07:05 PM
  24. ejaymd11's Avatar
    Here is why the two version with two different sets of specs don't make sense to me (other than radios). Whether its a Galaxy Nexus, or Nexus Prime keyword is still Nexus. Everyone says the purpose of the Nexus is for developers right? So wouldn't it make sense to have the same specs for that purpose? Why give developers on one side a certain type of specs, then developers on the other said a different set of specs? That doesn't make much sense. Google does not cater to the carriers or manufactures when it comes to their Nexus. If Samsung was concerned about the phone competing with the Galaxy S line then Google would have simply went to another manufacturer. They would have not allowed themselves to be handcuffed. Now think about this. Why on Earth would Verizon want a dumbed down version of the phone, and give the top spec version of the phone to their competition? Especially when so many folks at Verizon are coming off contract and now have the freedom to switch? Especially when Sprint still has unlimited data, and wimax. Couple that with a monster phone and hey Sprint looks real real good. You don't become the country's biggest cell provider by being stupid. Say what you want about them as a company, but one thing you won't be able to say is they are not a smart company. Just my thoughts though.
    10-06-2011 07:43 PM
  25. borgey401's Avatar
    Guys don't worry the person who "works for Google" that gave specs to GSM is full of crap. The device will have OMAP is because ICS was basically built to run off an OMAP processor. So why would Google throw anything but an OMAP in this phone if they've just built a strong relationship with TI and built their OS to work with OMAP processors. It just does not make any sense to have two versions of the phone. Not to mention the phone is already in Verizons system.
    10-06-2011 07:55 PM
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