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Samsung and Google Delay Nexus Prime Superphone Launch


Just a few days after Samsung and Google invited media to witness the launch of Nexus Prime on October 11, 2011 at the CTIA conference in San Diego, CA. However, today we received news that the launch conference is being delayed until later in the year.

Samsung Nexus Prime is widely considered to be the phone that will spearhead the holiday market, leading the charge against the dominance of the iPhone 4 and now the refreshed 4S.

Thin'n'Curved surface of the Nexus Prime is very attractive
Thin’n’Curved surface of the Nexus Prime is a very attractive part of the design. The main thing Samsung is hiding is the fact that it features a huge AMOLED display, the 4.65", HD-Ready one.

The specifications for the product are more than impressive – as you can see, the case featured an interesting curved shape both front and back, which means that the screen is curved as well. Hardware-wise, we’re talking about a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor ticking at 1.5GHz, paired with the dual-core GPU identical to the one used in iPad 2 and iPhone 4S: PowerVR SGX543MP2 by Imagination Technologies. Bear in mind that a more powerful, octa-core version is allegedly being prepared for PlayStation 4, but that is still ways off.

This powerful chip powers the maybe-a-bit-too-big, 4.65" AMOLED display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. Additionally, you have two cameras, with the back one being an eight million pixel camera capable of 1080p video recording – nothing new to see here, it is the identical camera configuration as the Galaxy S II smartphone. In order to power all that and to take advantage of the very large casing, Samsung built in a 2,050 mAh battery.

Unfortunately, our sources are telling us that the delay is software-based, since Nexus Prime will be powered by Android 4.0 operating system, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, all the phone manufacturers are continuously telling us that the ICS is continuously being pushed back, as Google is experiencing finalizing issues.