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Samsung Prime Headed to Verizon First in Late October, Looks Like a Bigger Nexus S?

Another minute, another Samsung Prime rumor to snack on.  Our buddy Kyle (aka the Droid Guy) is in Las Vegas attending Verizon’s developer conference this week.  While there, he bumped into a Samsung employee of some sort who happened to have an unidentified device on hand that has not been seen – publicly anyway.  After talking the Sammie staffer into taking their conversation about this phone into a private area, Kyle was told that he had to remove his bag, hat and phone before they could proceed.  He obliged.

So what did he see?  A device that we have  all come to know as the Samsung Prime.  According to this report, the device looked similar to the Nexus S, but was longer and slightly thicker which could (should) mean for an LTE chip.  It was not running Ice Cream Sandwich as that has not been completed yet.  It had an 8MP camera on the back with a 2MP shooter on the front, similarly to the Galaxy SII series.  It had NFC and MHL support along with a TI OMAP processor (which has been confirmed).

The current plan is for Samsung and Google to release this phone first on Verizon in late October or early November, followed by the rollout to other carriers shortly thereafter.

The thing we are finding odd though, is that the device apparently had a single home button similar to what we have seen on the Galaxy Note or non-US Galaxy SII devices.  Would Google really take a chance on a device with a single home button that mimics the iPhone?  Look at all of the trouble that Samsung has already been in for this design – please tell me this will change when this thing becomes official.

Thoughts?

Via:  The Droid Guy

  • Jmo .

    Hey, screw these one button devices, it’s really limiting.

  • http://www.ringcentral.com/phone-service/index.html best phone service

    Oh, Jesus that sounds beautiful.  I hope that it actually is beautiful, and that I’m not suffering from a weird techno-rumor version of beer goggles.

  • RedE4newPhone

    If anyone has any news/rumors/leaks regarding Quad-Core phones, super-duper 2048p HD screens, Jellybean OS, 10mp wide-angle back camera and 5mp front..ect…ect….ect…..

    KEEP THAT INFORMATION TO YOURSELF UNTIL MID to LATE NOVEMBER!

    I am way too easily finding myself waiting for a big release phone and suffering in the crappy confines of my 2-year antique phone.

    I am set on the this “Samsung Prime” and I choose to live in ignorance and believe that no better phone is right behind it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/skrewee Lewis McGeorge

    Why is EVERYBODY so negative?! If it doesn’t sound good, go buy a Bionic! If that doesn’t sound good, go buy an i*phone! It’s really annoying to hear y’all bitching about a rumor everyday!!! There won’t be a button (you all know that) It will most likely look like the GSII but a wee bit bigger & more powerful. So, just relax and lets wait and see…

  • josie

    If it’s the same ugly, clunky exterior design as the Nexus S…..I’m out!

  • Nate Surber

    Working on a 3D version with a new background of the logo now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=762256940 Thom Underwood

    PLEASE ENOUGH WITH THE UGLY CRAYON ANDIOUS PRIME! LOOCKS HIDEOUS AND CHILDISH! MAYBE GOOD FOR A CHILDS PHONE!!!!

    • Nate Surber

      All UPPERCASE and extra exclamation points!!!!!  “LOOCKS” like you really feel strongly about this.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    One question….  Is the battery life going to be better than the Bionic?  I got the Bionic yesterday and I can already tell this thing is going to be on the charger more than in my hand.  I have 13 days left to return it if I want.

  • Mothinrust

    I hate that single button design. It’s ugly and a hassle.

  • Anonymous

    another morning, another bowl of prime rumor torture cereal for breakfast

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Anonymous

    I would be cool if it was a little thicker but had an awesome battery life… 

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    2 buttons I never use on my android…. the menu and search button.

    • Jason

      I don’t ever use the search button but the menu button is used constantly for setting of apps and what not

    • John

      what you never access menus?

      And search button is awesome, why the hell don’t you use it lol.. do you go to browser, and search in google instead?  wasted time ;)

    • Jake

      I always use the search button. I just long press it to issue voice commands, voice search, voice dial, and voice text. It’s freakin’ awesome.

    • Anonymous

      yeah wtf… I can see ppl not using the search button because they never started, when in actuality it is an incredibly useful button, when I surf I press it to type an address.. or in the market I press it to search an app, all apps use it actually… it saves tons of time and extra keystrokes you don’t need… I’m assuming if your at the bottom of a webpage you have to scroll all the way to the top to type an address when you can just press search? or you open your browser to google something when you can just press search from the homescreenn saving homescreen space and keystrokes.. USE THE SEARCH YOU IDIOTS

      but the menu button.. how can u not use that??

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I bet it was a Sammy customer service /sales / twitter rep.  We know how accurate they are…

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidcgeiger David Geiger

    and here I am complaining that the newer phones don’t have a physical camera
    button… haha now they are gonna take the rest away too….. lame… I like
    having some functionality when the screen is off. 

  • Anonymous

    i don’t think ICS is going to be buttonless. who remembers those ICS leaked screenshots last month?

    • Anonymous

      Those were running on a Nexus S though, it would not show any software buttons on a phone that already has hardware “buttons”

    • Anonymous

      Those were running on a Nexus S though, it would not show any software buttons on a phone that already has hardware “buttons”

  • Anonymous

    This device will disappoint a lot of people

    • Anonymous

      you probably like motoblur

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

      Feeble attempt at a disgruntled Cryonic owner.