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Possible “Nexus Prime” Specs Sneak Out This Afternoon, This Isn’t the Galaxy Nexus (Updated)

GSMArena has apparently received a tip from an “anonymous” tipster who works at Google, yet is…anonymous. This source claims that the real Nexus, which they are referring to as the “Nexus Prime” has completely different specs than the ones released this morning for the Galaxy Nexus.

Their source suggests that this phone will actually run Samsung’s new 1.5GHz Exynos processor – a chip that has yet to even go into sampling and was just announced last week.  It will also pack a PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, 8MP camera, and 2050mAh battery.  The screen though, is indeed the 4.65″ Super AMOLED HD that was reported earlier.

So what do we make of this?  Well, if this device truly exists, it is NOT the Galaxy Nexus.  The G-Nex is as was reported earlier.  I know people with the phone that are not “anonymous” and believe what they have told me.  

So what is this unicorn that the anonymous Google tipster speaks of?  I would bet that if it exists, could be the Nexus Prime or the non-Verizon Nexus that is expected to come out towards the end of the year or beginning of 2012.

It sounds like a wonderful device, but there are too many things going on here that would suggest it won’t be announced next week at CTIA.  The fact that the processor will start sampling this quarter means there is almost a 0% chance that it will make it into a retail device in the next few weeks. Remember, the Galaxy Nexus has been rumored time and time again to be available at the end of October/early November. Let’s also not forget that Texas Instruments has been flaunting their relationship with Google for Ice Cream Sandwich for months.

My thoughts are that the Galaxy Nexus is the SCH-I515 and is headed to Verizon at the end of this month. The unicorn Nexus Prime could be the GT-I9250 and will be the non-Verizon Nexus released early next year.

You guys tell me what you think. What a day, eh? Anyone else wishing it was Tuesday, October 11?

Update:  Is there a chance that the phone referenced above is a version similar to the Galaxy SII LTE HD and ready for a stateside appearance?  I guess we have all been surprised before.  I just know that the device that is currently floating around to some pretty major players, is not that phone and is the one mentioned time and time again this morning that is known as the Galaxy Nexus.  Would it be amazing if Samsung and Google surprised us with this SGS2 LTE HD variant in a last second swap?  You betcha. We’ll know on Tuesday.

Update 2:  Check out this mock-up that was posted to Tumblr (not real of course):

Via:  GSMArena

  • Korntoff

    I’m in love with that render. I want to father its children.

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  • Icecoldandroid

    Saying that your sources are anonymous and saying that you know your sources and that they are not anonymous so ur sources are more reliable yet your not naming them or saying who or what they are is the same as them being anonymous…dumbass statement is all I’m saying. 9 times out of 10 the sources are anonymous because they don’t want to be named in the article but the person whom they are tipping off knows who they are but as readers we won’t.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/3ct3pn6
    tinyurl.com/3tnmjr8

  • Anonymous

    Engadget is reporting that ICS and Galaxy Nexus have now been postponed. Any other word out there confirming this? 

    • Tyrian

      news stories everywhere.

  • Anonymous

    Ok I am really not liking the rumors coming out now…

  • I hate to say this and I hate myself got saying it, but I will be a slight bit disappointed if the phone doesn’t look exactly like that.  But we all know it won’t be long until it can look that way.  muahaha.

  • Anonymous

    Cannot wait for Tuesday. Chances verizon gets the Nexus Prime after the galaxy nexus? I’m desperate here.

  • I believe there is ONE device, except different numbers because 1. for CDMA 2. for GSM

  • Aoholmes95

    The only thing that will be different in the two devices is…wait for it… one will be called (droid prime-verizon. And the other to all the other carriers will be called nexus/galaxy [whatever ) the end

  • BRYAN K

    Doesn’t make a lot of sense since the “leaked” specs for are radically different (if you believe the specs).  I doubt Google would want this to happen, they designed the phone to be the flagship ICS handset.  I think they are both the same phone.  Verizon gets it first with a verizon model number, then others a couple of months later.  That is how it has happened before, (exclusive on one carrier then follow on releases soon after) no reason to think differently now.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/3ct3pn6
    tinyurl.com/3tnmjr8

  • droidlvr

    kellex we all know your not telling us something about the Nexus….

    • Anonymous

      Agreed.

      Nothing but love for ya tho Kellex! =]

      After all, we wouldn’t want to witness another underwhelming October announcement. He’s helping us keep our expectations from running wild, while keeping his pact with Samsung/Google/VZW at the same time.

  • Hinja89

    i cried when i saw the picture then realized it was fake beautiful fake or not hopefully one day Google can get in to the prepaid network before Apple with a nexus phone 

  • Anonymous

    i*hone fail and all of this Prime news gives me a big fat week long BONER

  • Surf

    Nexus Schmexus.  As long as it’s got LTE and not made by Moto, I’ll be happy.

  • Anonymous

    Your logic seems to be a little off. If the Galaxy Nexus has the Exynos processor, then the G-Nex would be the phone to come out in 2012. The Nexus Prime would be the device Samsung would reveal at CTIA on Tuesday, and release at the end of this year. If Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus has the unsampled processor, how would they reveal it next week? I am not contesting what you are saying. I just think you mixed up a few sentences/devices. All that aside, thanks for the insight.

  • Sporty

    Is anyone else completely confused by all this? I sure am…what’s coming out when and what name is what….going to which specs….second base….

    • JayMM

      Literally sooooooooooo confused….had to re-read that 5 times. Next Tuesday can’t come soon enough.

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather have the better camera (5MP> 8MP) and lose out a bit on the processor.

    Both processors are derived from the same ARM SoC generation right?

  • Dwjr82

    Very simple Verizon will not get an official ne us brand because its not part of the alliance thing… its satisfying everyone on Verizon with nexus like phone

  • Anonymous

    I like the tumbler mock-up. Wouldn’t it be great if there was no branding on the front?!

  • Bearroberson

    im hoping this phone isn’t that wide! the HTC sensation has excellent feel in hand im hoping this phone will have the same feel

  • Anonymous

    I am SO confused… 🙂

  • shdowman

    Gorgeous mock up!!

    Can I say it…if those are what the screen menu buttons will look like, they need to find a new designer.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been wishing it was the 11th for over a week now ^_^

  • Anonymous

    that is an awesome picture.

  • J Dub

    I shall get the Galaxy Nexus on the line I have had ready for upgrade since May. If a better phone comes out early next year then I shall use the line upgrade that will be available in December. Consider me locked in for 2 years again in November and then also in early 2012. My wife will love the Galaxy Nexus and I’m sure I will love whatever the pimp Android phone is come spring. 

    Who knows? Maybe BOGO on the Galaxy Nexus is in order. Really wouldn’t be the worst device to lock into 2 years on for BOGO.

  • Anonymous

    I really find it hard to believe that their will be two drastically different version of nexus. Nexus one was the same for all carriers, and the nexus s was the same aside from the sprint wimax radio. I mean almost everything is different between the two phones. I really doubt the validity of this “insider” their’s simply no past precedence for this from any phone manufacture.

  • Jack

    Google hasn’t released 2 different flavors of Nexus phones in the past (aside from the Nexus S 4G, which was the same thing as the Nexus S simple with CDMA/WiMax), so I don’t know why they would introduce two radically different flavors of the Prime. (Whether it’s called the Nexus Prime or Galaxy Nexus, I think the general consensus is that they are the same phone, ‘Prime’ maybe being the codename of the Galaxy Nexus, much like Passion was the codename of the Nexus One.)

  • Anonymous

    So then why the nexus prime in verizon cellbrite systems than?

    • Wuffpack99

      Bingo!  While Cellebrite brand names are subject to change, there’s no way that a temporary name for the Galaxy Nexus would be Nexus Prime, if there is a true Nexus Prime out there.  Either Verizon is getting the real Nexus Prime and BGR is completely off, or Google’s running a serious disinformation campaign ahead of the launch.

      • Anonymous

        I’d guess this is Samsung and Google’s doing to mask the real device out of every Android blog’s eyes. It is quite hard enough to “surprise” the Android crowd, due to tips from the inside. To attain Apple-level hype, they need some red-herring, and this time, I think they successfully did it.

  • I can’t wait for Oct 11th, play me some Forza4 and learn about my next phone and ICS

  • Kilgore Trout

    My only question is does it deam of electric sheep?

  • Anonymous

    If I wait can I get the Nexus Prime on Verizon?? It does have LTE…. wtf my OG D1 deserves the best successor, not the second best.

    • Pardes33

      Agreed, I want to be walking around with the absolute best, so when isheep see me coming they give me a bow.

      • Anonymous

        Haha damnit I really want that Nexus Prime not Galaxy Nexus, but I don’t know if it will hit Verizon.

  • whosaidwhat

    I think you are correct but I expect both phones to be announced next week.

  • Jchammer123

    I will be finally upgrading my phone to the Galaxy Nexus from my OG Droid.  However, this makes perfect sense if this is indeed to non Verizon version as all the other carriers seem to get the better phones anyways.  But the Galaxy Nexus will do just fine for me!!!

    • Anonymous

      me too!

  • I’m taking a HUGE grain of salt now until any specs are released by Google or Samsung. However, I will be PISSED if verizon gets a dumb-downed version just to get it first and the other carriers get the better version 2 months later….DONT MESS THIS UP BIG RED.

  • Anonymous

    I have proof [email protected]:disqus is right. And that proof is that I want the newer better specs. It has been scientifically proven that if I want something, it’s not gonna happen. 8(

  • jt

    Ugh. I was going to get the HTC amaze next week on Tmo but no this??? Darn you technology [shaking my fist].

  • Anonymous

    All these things are great, but what about the battery life?

  • Anonymous

    MY BRAIN HURTS!!!

    • Anonymous

      I think that I’m just going to stop reading about this thing. So many twists and turns with this phone. It’s like a Tarantino film.

      • Anonymous

        It is just like the new iphone rumors were up until it was announced lol. Anyone have a time machine to take me right to tues??

        • Sorry, Unless we can speed you up to the speed of light. Anything beyond that, you would be going backwards in time which is probably what apple fanboys would want to do after this week’s iPadMini4s announcement

  • MOTOX

    so verizon gets the galaxy nexus and this one then right? it wouldn’t make sense to release a less powerful version…processor and battery wise… and gpu….than the nexus right?

  • Anonymous

    Kellex and Nickinson are holding back. They know the that is being tested by VZW. They are also being tactful to not release info to hurt their sources… who are likely friends. I’m also confident in saying that they’ve HELD this device. Just… chill the f out and let these people try and remain professional. 

  • shdowman

    I hope your sources aren’t the same one’s who were feeding BGR their info on the *phone5…..

    A couple of days and we’ll all know. 🙂

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I think Kellex is playing and trying to keep our expectations (and his own?;) to a reasonable level. Which is, of course, an unreasonable expectation for him to have. 😉

    Vanilla Android on Verizon will be sweet regardless.

  • Anonymous

    Here is copypasta from my AndroidCentral forum post: 

    Either Panda or P3 tweeted yesterday that the i515 is VZW and the i9250 is Vodafone. This says to me that they haven’t seen an i9250 but believe it exists.

    I HIGHLY doubt this will launch in its original form without a TI CPU. They made a big deal of that partnership and are not going to just retweak an entire OS for another architecture. 4430 likely. 4460 welcomed surprise. Exynos? Not happening at first launch and maybe not at all in US, contracts get signed.

    Battery life? Who knows. It won’t be great though, it’s going to be thin and hot. Learn to only click LTE on when streaming; treat your brightness like you do now; etc.

    This phone will be fantastic but everyone’s expectations and fears of *the next best thing* are WAY out of whack. Most of us are coming from the OGD. If you don’t think this is the phone to grab from that, you’re fckng crazy. Aside from first ICS and OS updates you also have access to any [labs] stuff they’re working on first if at all. This is the phone to get. Don’t draw the gun if you aren’t going to pull the trigger.

    ALSO, I wouldn’t trust anyone but Nickinson, Kellex, Panda, P3 and Flemming. You need to think of how communities, businesses, tech, and volume/materials work before agreeing with a list of stats. 

    PEACE< IM OUT

    edit: Q4 VZW exclusive. Q1 or next carrier LTE launch it hits all 4.

    edit 2: they're working on.

    Droid-Life edit: formatting
    Added link for whatever reason: 
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nexus-prime/124584-engadget-spec-update-exynos-3.html#post1322413

    • Anonymous

      Nice post. Three things about BGR’s post:

      1) They have no credibility.. they’re even wrong when posting about their beloved i*hone.
      2) Why include HSPA + in a VZW phone? The spec list of the phone that is supposedly a VZW exclusive..
      3) OMAP 4460 and 1.2GHz don’t add up.

      Yes, Google partnered with TI. But let’s not forget about Google’s partnership with Samsung!! Nothing is out of the realm of possibility. I’m hoping for one world phone. That would solve a lot of problems.

      • Anonymous

        I could easily see them underclocking it to 1.2 to keep face with Samsung’s US SGS2 releases. Battery life is the more likely reason but I see them appeasing Sammy to be more likely.

        If HSPA+ is on there it’s because this form is staying and is just going to have a delayed subsidized launch on other carriers. T-Mo is Android. They WILL take advantage of those customers and that network. 

        Like I said in another comment here, different boards and specs means a different form factor or dimensions. If the Sammy setup in CPU and graphics are for real, it’s going to launch looking like the SGS2 LTE HD. If that happens people will be jealous of not having the cool factor of the i510.

        • Anonymous

          I’m glad you’re here, keeping my expectations in check!

          Something just screams to me that Samsung WILL hit this one out of the park though, and blow away ALL expectations. They’re releasing new tech as fast as anyone (cpus, memory, cmos sensors, etc), and I feel that the *pple court tactics have made them more determined than ever to trump every i*hone 4S spec out there. They’re doing sly things like not listing the cpu used in the SGS2 HD LTE on their website, leaving more room for speculation.

          Let me ask you this.. Although the specs publicly supported by Kellex are great, they’re really not that much more impressive than the OG S2 (and in the case of cpu and graphics, could be considered less).

          Are LTE and an HD screen really all the new tech they’re bringing to the table???

      • Anonymous

        because when it comes to other carriers that dont have lte they can use hspa? Or the fact that they are usually world phones and that would allow for that to happen.

  • Anonymous

    http://nexusprimer.tumblr.com/ 
    Probably a render but yummm

    • Bear0013

      Sweeetttt

  • shr1k3r

    yes

  • Scott Hartman

    I would say that honest current testers of the device could potentially not have the final version in their hands (i.e. if Ice Cream Sandwich needed testing and they didn’t want to give away the final specs).  Still, I’d tend to assume that this late in the game real devices would have to be in play, so I’ll presume this morning’s specs are more likely until Google and Samsung say otherwise.

    And that way I can’t be disappointed either!

  • Anonymous

    you know that whole tablet idea…. just saying 😉

  • Riley Munks

    the thing about a verizon exclusive is that samsung will need to produce gsm versions for international carriers, and with doing that then why not have them sell domestic

  • Pardes33

    I have a headache , I want Nexus Prime on Verizon and I want it NOW.  

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody know if this will have HDMI? ? That would be awesome!!! It would be nice.

  • I feel like we’re getting into iPhone 4S/5 rumor territory now…ugh

  • Juan Moreno

    -No SD Card
    -5MP Camera
    -OMAP 4460 1.2GHz
    -Weak PowerVR SGX 540

    This thing would be passable with these specs. it is even weaker then the Galaxy S2. THIS is what Verizon passed up for the GS2? Trash!

  • Anonymous

    Im so confused

  • Joshua Dudash

    I really hate this bull***
    Can I ever get a top tier device? (not that the galaxy nexus doesn’t sound wonderful)
    Still on d1 as well so i feel for all of you out there. 
    Just dont screw us samsung or this may very well be my first and last samsung phone!

  • TACHOBOIIII

    I don’t give a flying crap.  As soon as any phone named Nexus hits a Verizon store I’m running up in there yelling PRIMEEEEEEE and throwing my wallet (literally) at the first Verizon employee I see.

    • Anonymous

      ha me too. People complain and always wanted the latest well then switch carriers and get it. The galaxy prime or whatever verizon is getting if it is stock will be fine. I mean the nexus s is still competing up with the top phones as it is. Just relax people.

    • Pardes33

      Thank you for making me LOL 🙂

    • Benjamin Landwehr

      Lmao, thank you for that laugh.

    • AndroidConnoisseur

      This comment just made my day. lol. I like were your heads at. I will be doing the same once this hits stores.

    • Al Heasley

      I keep getting the visual in my head…….. And it cracks me up everytime. This would be a good idea for a commercial.

  • Brandon Dellos

    Think again dude… This is what we’ll see, Nexus Prime – Verizon, SCH-I515, Dual Core 1.5ghz, 8mp Cam, 2050mah battery all the way. Not sure what processor it will run, but I feel confident that it will be clocked at 1.5!

    Phone manufactures need to wise up soon and realize the batteries on a 4G phones HAVE TO BE BEEFY! Would be a huge mistake for a flagship phone to be outfitted like all the other 4G junk, not to mention this phone will need to compete with Apple! I know 8mp doesn’t exactly mean anything, I shoot with a DSLR 10mp that looks way better than a point and shoot 14mp cam, but for marketing and a phone, I think they will throw a 8mp cam on board. Let’s hope it’s as nice as the 8mp, 2.4f, 5 lens, IR, cmos sensor camera Apple is using… that’s pretty nice! Most of the highend cameras use a cmos vs a ccd sensor, but I believe a ccd sensor uses less power??

    • Brandon Dellos

      Also, remember seeing Nexus Prime listed on the Verizon celebrite tool…

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this is what the other carriers would be getting later and the galaxy nexus is exclusive to just verizon? Seems strange if they are going to use omap to develop ics on and then go with the exynos for the nexus?

  • I wish I could just hibernate for the next 4 days and wake up to Samsung saying we’re getting a Nexus device. If Verizon screws us over on this I’ll probably slaughter everyone

    • Wildcat11

      ….so where exactly do you live?

  • Kellex, just wanted to say thank you. 

  • Madcow06

    this whole nexus spec thing is starting to get a bit ridiculous

  • Haproot

    As long as the Verizon version is open and vanilla like a Nexus should be, I will be fine with it.  It is somewhat disappointing that other carriers may get a nicer device, however with a new chip it may not be as streamlined as Android on an OMAP.  I guess we’ll see.

  • RedOne

    Im lost o_O

  • Pardes33

    I will be pissed if the phone coming to Verizon is not the unicorn with specs to rule them all…………….

    • Juan Moreno

      As would I. 
      -No SD Card
      -5MP Camera
      -OMAP 4460 1.2GHz
      -Weak PowerVR SGX 540

      This thing would be passable with these specs. it is even weaker then the Galaxy S2. THIS is what Verizon passed up for the GS2? Trash!

  • Vaporwear

    Seems pretty obvious to me. This reeks of the Xoom launch. Google wants a new Nexus device out near the release of the next iPhone, The closest thing they have ready is the Galaxy Nexus (aka Galaxy S II ). Thus the lackluster specs on the Galaxy Nexus. And yes they are lackluster. The SoC in the 4S is far better than the Omap 4430 in the graphics department. The 5MP camera is behind the curve no matter how fast they say the shutter is. The PenTile screen even at HD resolution wont be as crisp as either the Retina Display or the suspected SAMOLED qHD screen the Droid Razr. There will be a Nexus Prime out near the holidays and it will have the latest and greates available and will be the true next gen device. Sadly it looks like everyone waiting to get a nexus device on Verizon will be getting their wish. To bad its going to be no better than anything currently out.

    • Pardes33

      If this is true, all I got to say is F U Verizon

    • Anonymous

      Umm… you do realize that even using subpixel count, an RGBG pentile 1280×720 screen STILL has a significantly higher resolution than qHD, yes?

      And that we now have every single leak pointing to at least an OMAP 4460(still doesn’t match the GPU in the 4S, but then nothing else does either).

      And that even at the underclocked speed rumored by BGR, the CPU is still faster than that in the A5(even if you assume Apple clocks the 4s’s A5 the same as the iPad 2, rather than underclocking it like they did for the A4)

      • Vaporwear

         Yup it sure does have a higher resolution but the sub pixel count is sub par. Take a look at SAMOLED + on a Galaxy S II and it looks way sharper that the qHD in the Bionic even though the Bionic has the higher rez. The same will apply to the SAMOLED HD screen vs. the lower rez screens that arent pentile. Also the reason the screen is so big is because of the pixel size Samsung had to use in the PenTile layout. The pixels will stand out like a sore thumb on these screens vs. the qHD displays that are true RGB.

    • Juan Moreno

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. Well done. This Nexus SUCKS if it exists with these specs. Not getting it, sorry.The Exynos Chip and the Apple A5 are far better. Just look at the benchmarks if you don’t believe me.

    • Anonymous

      will be better than bionic and the like. If rumors are true omap 4460 is better than everything minus the sgs2 and iphone 4s.

  • II’d rather wait until January for the better spec phone

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take either just hurry and release it.

  • Anonymous

    There can only be one!

    • Juan Moreno

      THIS

    • EC8CH

      or maybe just 2

  • Anonymous

    Like I have been saying for 6 months now…Verizon will not get a vanilla device. Crapware and dumbed down phones is their style. Their network is their only strong point.

    • Anonymous

      the galaxy nexus they are rumored to get is stock? Guess that doesnt count?

  • Well…. looks like OG Droid was the first and the last flagship Google device on Verizon.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    As long as it does not use this dumb fake logo

  • Anonymous

    early next year ????? i feel like kicking your ass right now xD

  • Anonymous

    If we are getting the SGN why is Nexus Prime showing up in the cellebrite? I’m so confused.

    • Juan Moreno

      Exactly, there TOO much conflicting information here. Don’t take one source as your end-all-be-all source of information. We WILL get answers this Tuesday, so stay tuned. I for one am excited.

  • If this is true, all I can say is once again Verizon screwed us!!!  Either way, I’m buying whatever freaking phone comes out on Verizon in the next month.  It doesn’t matter how amazing a phone is, a better one will come out months later, get used to it.  My phone is 2 years old and both of these rumored phones sound amazing.  Am I really going to be able to tell the difference between a 1.2Ghz and a 1.5Ghz or a 5MP camera and an 8MP camera.  Probably not.  Just give me stock ICS on a beautiful fast phone on Verizon and I’ll be happy and won’t look back.

    • Juan Moreno

      Don’t settle and don’t give loyalty to one carrier.

  • I’m hoping this ends up being the device. Exynos is the best processor on the market, bar none.

    • Juan Moreno

      A5 holds that honor, sorry.

      • Anonymous

        In terms of CPU? Ha, no. GPU, yes. Absolutely. Unless that GSM Arena rumor turns out to be true and this thing has the SGX543MP2, in which case GPU ties.

  • Juan Moreno

    I have a major quibble with this article; you see, if TI is supposed to be the reference, why release the MAIN Nexus with an Exynos? See, it doesn’t add up. The Verizon Nexus might have the TI, but Verizon is the minority base when compared to everyone else. The Non-Verizon one will reach more hands, and will thus be the real Nexus base. It can’t be that the main version gets the Exynos AND that the TI chip is reference. Doesn’t make sense.

  • Anonymous

    In this case I don’t believe Droid Life. All other sources have said that the specs posted earlier are wrong and Droid Life is saying that there are now TWO devices. There is only one device, its either what was posted eariler, or later, or a combo.

    • Juan Moreno

      Well, remember that Two Samsung devices were pegged through to Bluetooth and WiFi certification. The Sch one for Verizon and the other one for everyone else.

    • I think it’s been stated for a while now that there have been two devices out there.  I say we all just wait until 5 days from now so we can find out.

      • EC8CH

        WAIT 5 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!

        WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY?

    • Anonymous

      There are two devices.  Sorry.

  • Could be possible the device in testers hands was to test ICS using the design of the Galaxy Nexus using tech that has been available but that the final production device will just be an overall spec boost.

  • OG Droid

    Makes sense; I think we all know how Verizon loves to stick it to its customers. So a updated spec prime on other carriers would not surprise me. But I’ll still be getting this one.

  • onymous

    So what are the names of your people “that are not anonymous”? Or would you prefer to keep their identities anonymous?

  • ti is good but i hope they go with what they used on the ipad 2…cause you say they havent tested the exynos than why dont they use the a5 since they made it? exynos and a5 are probably the same so i hope they just throw in the exynos 

  • Kris Brandt

    I will call shenanigans on this one.  Maybe the Nexus Prime will be Spring of next year, but not certainly anytime by the end of the year.  The Galaxy Nexus will be my next phone and it will be my phone for a good 2 years.  My OG Droid has been with me since I got it.  It has scratches and dents all over it.  The battery cover doesn’t latch onto the back very well, but it still uses the battery it came with.  It has been dropped on everything but water and it runs like my ’94 Crown Vic – stubbornly, but powerfully.  Getting the Galaxy Nexus, running vanilla ICS, will allow me to retire my OGD with pride and without regrets.

    • Anonymous

      Glad to know I won’t be making this leap alone.

      • Me too folks…same story…can’t wait…the OG is ready to retire and start golfing everyday.

        • Guest345

          Hear, Hear!!!

  • another huge screen. oh goodie….

  • Sometimes you gotta put your foot down and say I’m buying this phone. I can’t wait forever. My OG is starting to go. If someone keeps waiting and waiting they’re going to be waiting for a longtime with these leaps phones are making now. Galaxy Nexus here I come.

    • i’m with you on this. I’ve been waiting since January. I will get this when it comes out and i still have 2 more upgrades available for whatever comes out in the spring and summer. Love the family plans!

  • JPC776

    This is nothing. I am in the process of developing a new phone with a 5GHz 8-Core processor, 4GB RAM, 24MP Camera, 5.5″ Screen, 4050mAh “slim-line” battery that runs Android version “Popcorn”. It will be out sometime in the next 5 years so just hang on to your upgrades. I’ll probably release it on Verizon…….but 2 months later release one that EVEN BETTER on the other carriers.

    • pffft 4 gigs of ram? weak! 

      • JPC776

        That’s the verizon version…the version for the other carriers will have at least 16!

        • Benjamin Landwehr

           Nice brah, so buttery!  4gigs is weak, but I’ll still stick it out with Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      It’ll be outdated by then.

  • Matthew Morrison

    now cooooooooome on!! i just took the freakin poll and said galaxy nexus would be my next phone!!! GRRRRRRRRRR they have to make things complicated don’t they?!!

  • If vzw gets to lower spec one, in gonna be mad…. And you won’t like me when I’m maddddd

    • you mad bro?

    • Juan Moreno

      If this is true, I’m switching to Sprint. I am tired of Verizon and their crappy sub-par hardware.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s hoping you’re wrong. That GPU blows the pants off the SGX540 in the OMAP4460.

    • Juan Moreno

      It certainly does. The SGX540 is a stagnant beast that can’t adequately handle that 720p Rez. The Exynos 4212 should be nice though =)

      • Anonymous

        Wrong, the SGX540 can easily handle much higher than 720p, or did you forget that it can mirror out to full 1080p?

  • EC8CH

    G-Nex vs Nex-Prime…. FIGHT!

    • Juan Moreno

      No contest if Kell is right….which sucks for us Verizon customers.

      • EC8CH

        yeah… but ones on Verizon 🙂

  • Anonymous

    It figures that Verizon is getting the lame version and the other carriers will get some crazy megabeast.  I don’t really care anymore though.  I just wanna get rid of my OG Droid.

    • Juan Moreno

      I just want a high end no-compromise device, which seems to be the type of phone Verizon has gotten over the last year or so. The Droid X was the last real flagship verizon phone.

      • Anonymous

        Agree verizons version as long as its stock should be the device to get. There is always something around the corner you just have to get something and be happy. Don’t play into the hype.

    • Anonymous

      You do realize that even the ‘upgraded’ Nexus Prime will be outdated compared to what’s coming mid next year right?

  • Boblevel

    Guess we’ll have to wait until next week for the REAL information..See what nonsense rumors and ‘sources’ did to the iPhone 5?..LOL…

  • Anonymous

    What a phone tease, I’m getting a serious case of blue calls

  • Gunther

    I don’t know what Kellex is talking about, I have the Nexus Prime in my hand right now, and not only does it have everything that GSMArena reported, but it also comes with a very advanced AI. Wait, what’s happening, OMG, no, it’s becoming sentient…run Sarah run!!!

    • Wildcat11

      duuude, Sarah might be have a better chance if you didn’t yell it to her on droid-life.com comment section!

  • Anonymous

    I think Samsung is going to come out with guns blazing. I don’t buy BGRs spec sheet. The GSMA spec list sounds too good to be true though…

    …Unless it was a world phone with +1 everything? I wouldn’t put anything past Samsung, I have a hard time believing they will let *pple have bragging rights on any spec. They mave have sampled internally. Or it’s the 1.5GHz OMAP 4470.

    One thing is for sure… the 11th CANNOT come quickly enough.

    • Anonymous

      Gandalf from the ’70’s cartoon Lord of the rings. Nice one. Oh… your post is good too.

      • Anonymous

        Good catch. Lets hope what I said rings true.. 😉

  • Guesting

    all rumors and speculation….ill just wait and see next week on the 11th for the real deal…unless the device itself gets leaked.

  • Andrew Dilks

    I hope Both are on Verizon!

  • Trunks1667

    So Verizon actually getting half ass version while everyone else getting the real beast. WTF Verizon letting me down again.

    • Juan Moreno

      +1 This has me considering switching to Sprint….

      • Kalel

        If that turns out to be the case… I will be breaking my contract and moving over to sprint.  Actually, my contract may be up on my main line.  I must have this phone.

  • It’ll take the one that is on Verizon. 

  • I want a Nexus Prime. Now.

  • Paul

    I noticed that the Bluetooth certification for the GT-i9250 states that it’s destined for Europe, not America, while the SCH-i515 said America. How does that factor into all of this?

  • Anonymous

    if this is true, thats the dumbest thing ever. bring out a half baked nexus to verizon as an “exclusive”. say screw you to all that bought it and release another nexus to everyone else with far superior specs.

    • EC8CH

      what if it takes another 3-4 months before they put out that phone with “far superior specs”?

      • Anonymous

        doesn’t matter. if they are gonna make a nexus, which has been once a year, why make multiple versions and snub verizon customers. who pretty much put android on the map. release a device to everyone with the same specs. 

        and no, i dont care about exclusives, if i had my way, all devices would be compatible on all carriers

        • Juan Moreno

          Every word you uttered is christened with truth.

        • EC8CH

          Could be that the inclusion of the LTE chip requires compromises in other areas.  

          Too early to get bent out of shape though… there could be a good reason for it, or it could all just be rumor.

        • Anonymous

          If you knew what was coming next year you wouldn’t be getting your panties in a twist over this Exynos.

      • Kalel81

        Aren’t we supposed to be going to quad core in the first quarter of 2012? Why not have a phone that’s 1.5 ghz now?  Or are we jumping from 1.2 dual core as a high-end standard straight to quad core devices? I want the Prime and I want it now.

    • Anonymous

      They did something similar with the original DROID.  Released it as a beast and then released the Nexus One like a month and a half later. 😛

      • EC8CH

        So long as this time around their “OGD” is a honest to god actual Nexus device.

      • Anonymous

        yeah, i realize that, and i actually made a comment about that a month or so ago on one of ur articles. but just seems kinda dumb. especially since they are calling this a nexus device.

      • Sweet Jesus, what do you we?  My head is exploding right now!!  WAAHHHHHHHHH

      • Anonymous

        Still makes it a dick move. Also, you just convinced me to hold off replacing my OG Droid with this.

        Fool me once….

        • Anonymous

          The Prime won’t be available on Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      *Hint: it’s due to technical reasons

  • EC8CH

    he said “furious”

    • U furious bro?

      • EC8CH

        nope… all this Nexus talk has me Gellin’

      • Anonymous

        lmao, man I would be pretty pissed if Verizon passed on a device like the rumor mill has going and IF it were true. I remeber Kellex mentioning that some tipster said anohter device would be better than the Nexus.  I hope thats wrong. 

        What happened to the 1.5ghz processor??  I mean we can root it and overclock of course, just sayin with the other device coming out that’ll be 1.5. 

        I need to upgrade, all of this roller coaster ride over a device is giving me a headache 😛

        • Anonymous

          I agree with it being BS. I also think it’s s^^t to use the word Nexus in the name if it indeed isn’t a real Nexus device.

          Oh well, I need to save some money right now anyway.

          • Anonymous

            Yep, buy that girl her diamond ring ; P

        • Joshua Dudash

          pretty sure he said the vigor was the better device… could be wrong there

          • Anonymous

            Glad to know someone else remembered 🙂 Hopefully, its the other way around!!!

          • Anonymous

            No, the guy said the Vigor was the better of the two (in his opinion). That’s not to say that the Nexus isn’t going to be awesome.

          • Joshua Dudash

            definitly, heres to hoping (don’t see how Google/Sammy would let its nexus device be outdone by another) 

        • Anonymous

          The dude said the Vigor would be better. Based off both of the “leaked” specs for the Nexus and the set for the Vigor, I think that guy was smoking something extra fine. The Nexus is so much beefier.

          • Anonymous

            LOL Well no matter what its up to the indivual and I am pulling for the Nexus Prime pure Google ICS 😛

      • Anonymous

        Am I the only one getting tired of these lame cliches? “U mad bro?” or “Cool story bro”

        If you can’t think of an intelligent response to a post then don’t reply!! Wish there was a dislike button sometimes.

        Edit: Not aimed at Tim-o-tato. I liked his response.

        • Redsilver

          What’s up, You mad bro??

        • Anonymous

          Whoo Whoo… easy buddy, calm down dude… It’s gonna all be ok.

        • Drew Dennis

          Welcome to the internet?

        • Anonymous

          lolumad?

          😉

        • I appreciate the “Like”. Trust me, I have emailed Disqus about possible dislike buttons and have always received a “Don’t think so” email, but whatever. Sometimes, we just have to ignore things we don’t like. 

          🙂

  • Juan Moreno

    Whatever the case, this Exynos-based Nexus is the phone to have indeed. I’ll skip the slower OMAP one.

  • head is spinning. i don’t know what to do or think.

    • Esteban

      Your head is spinning bro?

      • you’re a week late, i would’ve lol’d

        /playedout

  • Trooper

    I don’t even know what to think anymore.

  • Jojobunny27

    This is all too confusing!!!

  • Anonymous

    Who the f knows anymore

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha love it

  • Juan Moreno

    This would be pretty dissapointing, if true. 

  • caliving

    And you base this on?

  • Anonymous

    It’s all lies…I was the tipster

  • John

    Android ICS Launch: youtube link is already up:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZetLPLy622I

    • Crazydog

      Sweet!

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, baby bring on the Cream!!!  Oh, I meant Ice Cream, don’t go there Bro!!!!! 😛

    • Anonymous

      Great find.

  • But would the Nexus Primer work on Vzw? If not I would be forced to only consider the Galaxy Nexus

  • viewthis66

    well if it’s not on Verizon i don’t care. its all about the G-Nex.

  • Philip LaRocca

    Im on Verizon with an OG Droid.  I dont want a half-assed verson of the Nexus. I want the best one whether i have to wait or not.  If this is true I’ll be furious

    • Juan Moreno

      You said it brother. We’ll find out in a couple of days….

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Wasn’t the Exynos chip said not to work with LTE though? And on the talk of LTE, it is going to add thickness so maybe that’s why the made some compromises to bring it over to Verizon such as the smaller battery to decrease thickness and the lower clocked processor.

      • Anonymous

        The new Exynos chip works with Lte, it’s in the Samsung Galaxy S II Lte HD

      • Anonymous

        That’s exactly it.  The GS2 HD LTE’s Exynos has a GSM/LTE radio built in, it will not work on Verizon’s CDMA/LTE network, there is no processor that supports that combination available yet.  They are using the OMAP4 in combination with whatever LTE chip Samsung is pairing with it for the Verizon Nexus, similar to what Motorola did with the Bionic, because that is their only option for now.

        As far as clock speed goes, it could be because of process issues TI is having producing the 4460 capable of running at 1.5 GHz or it could simply be underclocked due to power reasons (or an overclocked 4430).

        • Anonymous

          No, that is not it at all.  The SGS II (Epic 4G Touch) on Sprint uses the Exynos processor, and that’s a CDMA network just like Verizon’s, but I will concede that it pairs CDMA with WiMAX, not LTE.  But, seeing as how we know Exynos works with both CDMA and LTE, I don’t know why they couldn’t have adapted it to work with both in one SoC.

          At this point, I’m not believing ANY spec lists until we get official word from Samsung, because it’s obvious that no matter how “trusted” these sources are, they can never be truly confirmed without an official press release.  And honestly, at this point I don’t give a rip about which processor Verizon’s version has, because the hardware is impressive no matter what, it’s the first ICS phone, and it’s devoid of all bloatware.  That combination has WIN written all over it, and I see no downside whatsoever, except for the fact that I might find the screen a bit too large for my taste, but I’m sure I’ll get over that quickly enough.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, it is.  The difference is LTE, specifically Verizon’s unique network.  The LTE Exynos that Samsung developed will work on GSM networks with LTE worldwide but not on Verizon.  They can’t just adapt it to work on CDMA either, at least not easily.

      • Anonymous

        It’s T-Mobile’s HSPA+ radio that the Exynos processor isn’t compatible with, not LTE.

    • shr1k3r

      Wasn’t the OG Droid a pure google device? then the N1 came out later with better specs and the name nexus?

      • Austin

        The OG droid is not pure froyo and has a lot of bloatware. But yes I have an OG as well and was hoping that the above phone with the 8 mp 1.5 ghz is the one thats coming to Verizon.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed. Seams odd that they would give the better phone to the other providers.

    • Anonymous

      If there are different specs on another carrier it will have a different form factor. You can’t magically throw a bigger battery in something. The 1.5 Exynos isn’t even in mass production. 

      • I am also wondering this. How is such a big battery gonna fit into that phone? If they have come up with a way that lets you get more juice out of a battery being smaller, that will be great, but i dont think so. 

    • B

      The best phone is always being delayed by 3 months and by the time it comes out, it has the same specs as the competition.

    • Ryan C

      Art thou irate brethren?

      • Anonymous

        OK, now that was funny.

    • Guest

      The next Google Nexus device won’t be a CDMA phone.

    • Anonymous

      That is what I was thinking.  Theres “talk” of the Vigor with what appears to be better specs than this phone, although nice specs, I was hoping for a bit more.   

  • Anonymous

    All I know that I am pretty pissed off because they are playing with my emotions at this point. First I am static, then disappointed, then mad, then relieved, and now I am pretty pissed and confused.

    • You pissed bro?

      • Anonymous

        Can’t you read?

        Yes.

  • Anonymous

    But, why on earth would they release multiple nexus devices. this is ridiculous. I just want next tuesday to come already. so we can know for certain. ugh. 

  • Anonymous

    Said the same thing on AndroidPolice when they reported this news earlier this afternoon. The Galaxy Nexus will have that TI chip. This Exynos may be in the non-VZW, worldwide Nexus 3/Prime, but that’s not going to be called the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Anonymous

    No Verizon. No care. 

    • palomosan

      My Point, it won’t be much of a difference between a 1.2 or a 1.5, at least not at this stage or until those processors are available.

      • Firstly, you can’t just compare processor speeds from two different manufacturers.  Secondly, that gpu could also make a world of difference.

        • Anonymous

          At what texting? Sending an email or browsing the web? Come on these phones already fly if you play games then maybe you will notice but most likely you won’t.

  • John

    Ya i’m still pretty effing interested. I have cleared my schedule for Tuesday.

  • EC8CH

    Don’t Care…

    Just release a Nexus Phone on Verizon this year, and I will be happy.

    • Mctypething

      you’ll be happy bro?

      • EC8CH

        totally

        • Anonymous

          Dude, I am right with you!!!!

      • Granted

        I’ve learned that saying anything with “bro” in it, is a hidden code where the person posting is actually saying “I’m a faggot bro?”.

    • Pennywise

      I have a Bionic and I’m *DRUM ROLL* totally happy 😀

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait till early next year.
    I highly doubt that Google would release multiple Nexus devices anyway. 

  • Mctypething

    Wow, this was a very informative post.

  • Anonymous

    I. Want. One. Now.