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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Press Shot and Specs Released Ahead of Tonight’s Event?

The internets were already buzzing this morning after Japan’s Docomo semi-announced that it would be carrying the world’s next Nexus device in November and then this image just showed up. I’ll admit that I have no idea where it came from, but it looks like a catalog or magazine photo from Docomo for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It definitely doesn’t look like any of the fake renders that have been released over the last few weeks, so at this point we are willing to roll with it.

Couple of things we immediately notice are the words “Android 4.0” for Ice Cream Sandwich. And then once your eyes cruise towards the bottom, you will see in fine print a couple of the rumored specs that could now be considered “confirmed.” What do we have? 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4460 and a Super AMOLED HD screen.

And today got started a lot earlier than we had anticipated…

Via:  Ameblo

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  • Droid King

    No sd expansion = fail . hello MOTO

  • Is it just me, or does the screen look flat in this picture?

  • Anonymous

    Seems very similar to the Nexus S.  Whatever the case this will be mine on launch day!!!

  • Billy Thompson

    Wouldnt it be funny if all of those iPhone 5 tapered case prototypes were really for the Nexus?

  • I need this on AT&T.

  • Djstar2k2

    my og on her last leg i might have to brake down and get this becuz its pure android but i really need a keyboard.  hope its a similar version drop soon with a keyboard, but i fear those good old days are gone

  • Anonymous

    Samsung has had great success presenting their devices outside of the US, now I know why they cancelled their opening event here in the US for Japan.  Just like the SG2 was a big hit internationally in the UK, Asia, China and finally the US.

    This might be my next device 😛

  • Anonymous

    I can already see all the pissed off Verizon customers when the even better nexus is announced on the other 3 carriers

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    The shape of the phone looks significantly different than the teaser pic – doesnt seem to be a bottom hump, and looks less curved in the screen… or am i crazy?

  • Anonymous

    I’m so anxious I’ve been practicing on my soon to be eBay’d Droid Bionic 

  • Anonymous

    Nice!  I think the thickness of this is very badly shown off in the press shot, theres now way to know for sure since the screen is rumored to be 4.6″  tonight all will be revealed 😛

    Moto can keep the RAZR or DROID HD whatever they plan to call it, won’t change the outcome 😛

  • Anonymous

    She’s so beautiful … and I tell her everyday.

  • Marvin de Pano

    My body is ready!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    notice the 3 dots on that right image, I still wonder if that is some sort of tablet dock related point

    • EC8CH

      same docking ports as the N1…

      What is interesting is that they’re on the same side as the power button, which is an odd placement for a standard style dock.

      I’m very curious what those docking ports are intended for…

      • FortitudineVincimus

        wasn’t one of the published advertisements along the lines that “some things go together” and so the implication this phones “goes better together” with a tablet – hence the curve and attachment points.

        • EC8CH

          exactly… it seems like a pretty big thing to keep this well under wraps, but what else do you use docking ports for when the power button is covered up, unless it is placed into a device with it’s own power button like a tablet or something?

          Could be something BIG… or it could be nothing more than bad placement of the docking ports… but I can’t wait to find out 🙂

  • Anonymous

    anyone else see the 4.7 in screen mention at the bottom right?

  • Welp does anyone want a rooted Thunderbolt?

  • EC8CH

    Dock Ports  on the same side as the power button…

    “What Does it MEEEEEAN?

  • OMAP? No Exynos? Too bad. 

    • Keith Sumner

      Why too bad? It’s well known that Google and TI worked together to ensure that the OMAP would be optimized to work best with ICS.

  • Espnman36

    no matter what any android is a MASSIVE upgrade over my BB Curve.  Been waiting for this phone so I could finally join the android community!

    • TeflonBilly

      Welcome to the family.  

  • Anonymous

    Release date looks to be Nov. 10th from the poster as well

  • Anonymous

    To be frank, Samsung is making the best hardware in android at the moment. I don’t know whats going on with HTC but they are releasing a new device every week with a new horrible name to it. I thought the sensation was going to be the flagship HTC device for the year and then build on it with variants  like the Sensation XE.  

    As lame as it sounds, I love having options in android, but do like some for of consistency as opposed to a completely scatter brain release approach. Can’t stand the 1 phone per year apple structure, thats too far on the other side. 

    The GS2 has had minimal if any bugs, its actually quite hard to find bona-fide market wide complaints about the handset, and the reviews are to die for. The amount of small details in the phone are striking.  

    If samsung puts that love and effort into the Nexus, then you will have the best phone on the market.

  • Sirakawa Kuu

    Says they will be released in Japan in November. But released on a par with the speed of Verizon, that would be the point that does not correspond to the LTE.http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://reviewdays.com/?p=22767

  • The Galaxy Sexus will pwn all Moto devices!

  • Anonymous

    Btw, hope you have a good server Kell, today its gonna light on fire in here.

  • Anonymous

    Have to take your hats off for the choices you get with android devices. While this is like a polished Ferrari, the RAZR looks like the batmobile. Whatever your taste, you get the choice. This is a slick looking device and will do quite well. I am sure the same will be for Moto as well. It is nice to have choices that aren’t a one size fits all approach. Maybe I want pecan pie instead of Apple.

    • Alexander Garcia

      Well said my friend. Well said indeed. I’m already getting a buttload of backlash for CHOOSING the Batmobile over the Ferrari! Haters gonna keep on hatin’ regardless!

  • Guest

    But… will it blend

  • Rp780

    This better be worth the wait

  • MPMorph

    YESSSsss keep them coming. I’m gonna have a great variety of phones on black friday to purchase for $1. *queue the evil laugh* MUAHAHA!!!! LOL

  • ChuckG73

    It’s Beautiful…..

  • Interstellarmind

    Omap 4760? Ok, I’m hooked again.

    • Interstellarmind


    • Anonymous

      I think you meant 4470. It starts sampling early next year so no phone should be expected to have it until maybe summer at the earliest.

  • Wonder if this will be worth selling my Bionic for.

  • Anonymous

    Any word on Dimensions of phone itself?  I like the big screen, but wondering WxHxD

  • Anonymous

    That’s my shit right there!

  • i hope its just a bad angle but the image on the right makes the phone look like a thick ol HTC phone.

  • Terrace Manley

    BEST PHONE EVER MOM!!! Man i love this phone. Can’t wait to put this in my pocket. :o)

  • jojo4747

    This is gonna be an awesome birthday for me ice cream sandwich and pizza lol

  • Anonymous

    What is the difference between the OMAP 4430 and 4460?  Is it just 1.0 Ghz vs 1.5 Ghz?

    • Better GPU too.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for the quick reply

        My Bionic was stolen from work a week ago, made a Claim with Asurion, but I wanted to see what the Nexus Prime was running before I paid the 100.00 deductible.  Guess I’ll be using the 100.00 towards this now.  I don’t see the Motorola RAZR being any better than this, but we’ll have to see.

        • Anonymous

          Why not pay the deductible as you can probably get $300+ for your Bionic?

        • Anonymous

          Spend the hundred and sell your Bonic for 2 or 3 before launch. Cmon man, basic economics. Lol

          • Anonymous

            Thought about that also

            Checked Ebay, and it’s flood with Bionics for sale, and it doesn’t seem like anyone is really buying.

          • Anonymous

            Craigslist… sold a Tbolt just a couple months ago for 300! Seriously. If you are patient, people will pay. Bionic is still very new, someone who tools theirs swimming without insurance will pay it. It will cost them half as much as anything new. Skip eBay. Sell local.

            Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

          • Anonymous

            Quick question, I’m hoping you can help me.

            If I sell the phone, the only thing the buyer needs to do is stick their SIM Card in the phone correct and it’ll work?  The ESN/MEID on 4G LTE phones are no longer attached to my account/number?  I’m trying to figure out if it’ll be a hassle for the buyer to activate the phone.  Thanks for the help.

      • Anonymous

        Correction: same GPU, but clocked faster.

    • Anonymous

      one can do 3D, the other can’t…and yes the 4460 can be clocked up to 1.5ghz

      • Anonymous

        Both can do 3D.

  • Trdracer21


  • COME ON 10 O’CLOCK!!!

  • I thought it was more curved….also thought it was a 2000mAh battery…..weird that it’s 32GB ROM….also odd that it says 32GB internal with available 2GB memory card extra….

  • hatethanet

    I hope it’s less curved like this pic than some of the earlier shots seemed to portray.

    • LiterofCola

      Just the opposite, I hope it IS as curvy

  • Anonymous

    Actually if you have the pic up and the pic below it for the teaser article you can see the side shots don’t match. Teaser has black side and this has silver/metal.  So one has to be wrong…

    Edit: Maybe this is just the LTE SG2 and they just threw the ICS screenshot on it?

  • Anonymous

    boner induced

  • Anonymous

    I’m inclined NOT to believe this simply because it looks different from teh “something BIG is coming” OFFICIAL advertisement.

  • MFG

    This is most definitely fake, t least the image is. They ripped those screens from the leaked video. The side shot looks horrible because they have no idea what it looks like. 

    • Anonymous

      i agree. From the leaked video, the phone does not have a aluminum bezel that you can see looking at it from straight on.

      • Anonymous

        Aha, but the leaked previous pics, how do we know which is the galaxy nexus and.which was the Nexus prime?

  • Anonymous

    Still a good processor and phone unless you planned on gaming a ton on it.

  • Anonymous

    DEFINITELY going to called the prime…


  • Justen Castle

    I knew it was a long shot but I was hoping for the new Exynos processor and/or their new CMOS image sensor. I guess Verizon will get this version and a few months down the road the other carriers will get the new hotness. 

  • John


  • hfoster52

    Communication system (GT-I9250/GT-I9250M/GT-I9250M/SC-04D): W-CDMA, GSM
    Communication Systems (SCH-I515): LTE, CDMA2000

    So is this one or two phones?

  • Anonymous

    And it’s bigger than the Bionic… 136(H) x 68(W) x 8.8(d)

  • Viper3701

    With it being clocked at 1.2, there should have plenty of room for overclocking/under-volting. The 4460 was suppose to originally be rated at 1.5, but im guessing they are having a hard time keeping it cool at that speed, or the battery is going to hell.

  • Keep the leaks coming, Ohhh happy ICS day!

  • confirms SCH-I515 has a LTE,CDMA200 packet in it and LTE,EV-DO Rev …….. This basically confirms it’s coming to Verizon guys!

    • Anonymous

      I think that news is considered old hat at this point.

    • I would say Verizon putting a MAP on it was what confirmed it.

  • what happen to “Nexus Prime”? i don’t like galaxy nexus 

    • nexus prime is supposedly the non-verizon version to be released later this year in the US

  • JP

    You go, NTT DoCoMo! So much for a Verizon exclusive, since this is a GSM phone. Only Japanese network onCDMA is KDDI Au.

  • Surely I can’t be the only one to see what’s wrong with the picture.

    First, look at the front view and look at the top (where the clock, etc is in the status bar)….notice the no signal bar?  Why would a press shot show a picture of a phone with no signal, doesn’t seem right.  We all know what ice cream sandwich looks like, so I think it’s possible they pulled japanese icons from android and put them on top of the leaked screenshots.

    Seems like an elaborate fake, but then again we won’t have to wait long

    • Zac Hart96

      Power button and dock connectors are on the opposite side of samsungs teaser shot

      • MFG


        • EC8CH

          correct… the docks ports have always been shown on the same side as the power button, which I must say is very intriguing 🙂 

    • the signal bars are to the left of the battery indicator. why would they fake a screen shot and print it in full color on magazine/flyer paper? besides if this is just a promo and not a true marketing piece to appear in mass publication it could just be a quickly thrown together rendering for the event.

  • Automaddux

    I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubbles but the device shown above looks a little more bulkier than pics previously surfaced. Now I know those were not official pics but the picture above looks to be way thicker than 9mm. Just my take on it. But I’m still excited to see what’s in store.

  • Hoping for $549 full-retail price.

    So happy it has the 4460, so much room to overclock.

    • Anonymous

      $550?? LOL

      • It’s a Nexus, Full-retail price on Nexus’ are usually lower.

        Most it will be is $599, likely lower.

        • Anonymous

          I just highly, highly doubt it. Right now the Nexus S that was exclusive to BB (through T-Mo) is $650. If I was a betting man I’d guess somewhere in the $600’s, not anywhere lower.

          • That’s a Best Buy problem though.

            Nexus S 4G through Sprint is $549 full-retail.

          • Anonymous

            I know they overcharge on full retail price, but if the rumor was true about this launching in BB only for the initial run then that’s what you’ll pay. Also notice that most of Verizon’s LTE phones are not that low for full retail.

  • Anonymous

    That is one cool looking phone! Welcome to the east coast Kellex!

    • lol no doubt. It sux getting to work in the morning and having to wait two hours for the West coast to wake up before we get some fresh DL

      • Nex

        LOL is that why the stories get updated late.

        • yeah lol

          • LOL I hear that. I’m from Boston so I’m always checking the site early and nothing ever comes until around 11-12 or so. DAMN YOU WEST COAST!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Jothen2002

            Yeah it took me years to get use to switching form football starting at 1:00 pm to 10:00 am (from Springfield Area) 

    • Anonymous

      Poor guy is gonna be dead by 10 tonight (EST) 

  • Justin Kos

    w00t 4460!



    • Go back to class!

      • I am in class, researching some bugs! My fingers just kinda…went…to DROID-LIFE and Facebook for some weird reason.

        • Bugs as in insects right?

          • No animals……….

            Yes insects, bugs same thing.

          • Could have been talking about MotoBLUR, how was I suppose to know?

          • HAHAHAHAHHAH 😛

          • Anonymous

            you studying bro?

          • Justin Kos


          • Carlito Pr787

            Lmao that’s funny

  • Anonymous

    that side shot looks different than the “something BIG is coming” ad.  the shot above shows an entirely brushed aluminum side (or nearly anyway)…  The “big” ad, shows an almost half aluminum, half plastic with the plastic being toward the glass/front side of the phone.  

  • GB

    Last night I returned my Droid Bionic and am now ready to purchase this!

    • Anonymous

      So what phone you’re using for the rest of this month?

    • good move. my bro bought the bionic and isn’t so excited about it anymore. locks up on him then when he reboots 2 or 3 apps have disappeared.

  • specs pretty much indicate no microSD slot, according to androidcentral (via other pages via translation). http://www.androidcentral.com/latest-galaxy-nexus-leak-looks-be-best-yet . tad disappointed, but prob won’t stop me. 

    • Anonymous

      nexus phones have never come with an SD card slot so i wont be suprised if they follow that trend

  • Anonymous


  • Mgillster

    My problem with Samsung is how they are trying to mirror Apple. Look at their designs, they look like apple products. Look at their products almost none of them have a memory slots. Who else does that?…..APPLE!

    • Anonymous

      Not now. Not here. This doesn’t look ANYTHING like a fruit phone. Please STFU, troll..!

    • Mgillster

      with a pure Android OS, it should be customizable……SO WHERE IS MY MEMORY SLOT?

      • Jboogie1289

        You pissed Bro?

    • Anonymous

      Normally their products do, but to me, this one doesn’t mimic an Apple product much.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be honest, I like the way the iPhone looks. So the fact that Samsung phones look similar is a good thing for me. With that said, this is the least Apple-looking phone that Samsung has put out.

      • I have read rumors that the fruit phone 5 will have a teardrop form factor, so maybe Samsung is just copying them preemptively. 🙂

  • I’m ready for ICS 

    • JG

      my body is ready

      • Jak_341


  • Anonymous

    I’ll admit that I haven’t been this excited about a phone for a long long time! Not even the Galaxy S2 had me this eager and excited. 😀

  • JG

    little more chubby at the bottom…looks like a nice fit for the hand with its slight curve.

    Can’t wait for tonight!  see what moto has up their sleeve too…

  • Bigbox9192

    Awwww yeah! Finna be a great holiday season for smartphones on Verizon!

  • Happy ICS day everyone!

    • Anonymous

      haha I bought a box of ICSs to celebrate – my girlfriend thinks I’m just being nice… “belated sweetest day”… lol

    • It looks like theres a date at the bottom, It has 2011 10 11, So I guess thats 11/10/2011. Which is a Thursday lol.. I doubt they do Thursday releases in Asia too.. If they get it nov 10th, we probably wont get it until the end of nov

    • LOL who the f*ck would even think about getting that stupid DROID HD when you got this monster up for grabs? I’m sorry Motofail you have officially just got pwned. It’s a wrap!!!!!!!!!

      • HDDroidRAZR

        Let’s see- ME!  That Nexus looks too thick, almost reminds me of the Thunderbolt/Revolution/Bionic thickness.  I would also much rather have a 4.3 inch phone with minimal bezel then a 4.65 inch phone with a lot of bezel.
        As long as the RAZR gets ICS (very likely as it will have the OMAP 4460) then no need for the Nexus and not too mention the phone looks much nicer and is way thinner.  Some Droid HD specs for ya- NFC, Super AMOLED qHD screen, Kevlar coating, HD front camera, etc.  The RAZR will last me the full two years, while the oversized Nexus will be weathered after a year.

        • Anonymous

          qHD… lol

        • HanD

          so what’s the decision now that the razr officially has no ICS and NFC?

          • HDDroid

            Good call- unfortunately it looks like a Moto Fail to me.  All Moto needed to do was include an NFC chip and ICS and it would have been a worthy competitor to the Nexus- and taken my $.
            I can’t imagine reading all of the great features of ICS and knowing I could be enjoying them too.  i just wish the Nexus was not so big!- It’s now reported to have a 4.7 in screen, crazy.

    • palomosan

      At 10pm, I’ll have a box of ICS for anyone who cares to join me live to celebrate.

    • Anonymous

      You’re welcome.

  • Anonymous

    All I need now is a FREAKIN” DATE!!!


    I NEED!  I NEED!!  I NEED!

    • I just realized that I’m going to take the day off that the GN comes out, so yeah, when’s that date again?

      • Nate Surber


    • Well if you read the document…it says 2011/10/11 – meaning November 10, 2011.

  • Anonymous

    T-Minus 14 hours.

    • Kellogs

      Thanks for the Math. I’m from Mississippi, can’t add. 🙂

      • You mean subtract… 

        • Anonymous

          Now you see why!

        • Anonymous

          Adding negative numbers together

  • Fred Savage

    I will be very disappointed if this does not have a micro sd card slot.

    • tjmonkey15

      Me too.  Hopefully they are smart enough to include one.

    • Anonymous

      I know that was the ONLY reason I did not get the Nexus S

    • guest

      Agreed,  this might be the only reason i don’t get this phone.  I really do want ICS though, so i dont know.  I’m happy with my bionic, but ICS is tempting lol

    • Anonymous

      Quite frankly, I don’t understand the big to do about it possibly not having a card slot.  Most phones will only allow up to 32GB anyway and that is what this supposedly has.  The only thing that could possibly be a little bit of a pain is transfering stuff from your old phone to this, but aside from that I dont see any issues with it not having a card slot.  I have taken the card out of my Thunderbolt probably once maybe twice since I bought the phone on launch day.

      • Anonymous

        put all your photos and music in the cloud (picasa/google music/amazon mp3).  All of your apps are saved in the cloud in the market or amazon appstore.  expandable memory is in the cloud now – NOT on a micro SD.

        • Bullet Tooth Tony

          Yes, you certainly could do that.  But don’t forget we’ve been hamstrung with a 2 gb data cap….

        • Anonymous

          There are two things I appreciated most when traveling a lot. Spare batteries and a handful of microsd cards packed with movies and TV shows. I like to always have everything with me. No signal to use on a 16hr flight to Sydney so in my limited and unique experience, this was very important. Just saying.

    • GotMoo

      did you notice in the referenced article it should have an sd slot?
      “RAM: 1GB 
      ROM: 32GB 
      External Memory: 32GB microSD up to a maximum 2GB/microSDHC “

  • cannot wait 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Too much lower chin. Right now, I’m more excited for ICS on my Nexus S than the Galaxy Nexus.

      • thats because you have a Nexus S, my OG is on its last breath.. i need this phone lol

        • Nick

          Same boat.My OG is slowly fading away. Upgrade is Nov 17th for me, perfect timing. 

          • nice 🙂 they should have a holiday Nov.6 in honor of the OG lol its been a great phone.

          • Nate Surber

            Me too.  It’s moving toward the light.  At least once a day it will just shut down on its own.  It could have a full battery, does not matter.  It’s getting narcoleptic in its old age.

        • Anonymous

          I’m with you. Although Project Elite v6.5 has helped extend my OG’s life, it’s time for a replacement. Despite four available upgrades since April I’ve passed on every phone that’s come out waiting for something like this. This phone can’t get here soon enough.