Earlier today we saw some rumors about a Nexus Prime picture put up on the Handtec retailer's page. The phone seemed to look like it could be the next Nexus phone. It appeared to be have a metal chassis, just like the latest rumors said, and it looked pretty slick, as you can see. Unfortunately, the phone seems to be fake and just a mock-up made by a fan of what he thinks the next Nexus will look like.
If Nexus Prime looked that good and was made out of metal, it would probably convince a lot of people to buy it. I know I was considering not waiting for Nexus Prime, but for something even better next year when I want to change my phone, but I was already starting to re-consider when I saw that picture. Although excited by it, there are 2 things that didn't make it look like the rumors said it would look like.
The first one would be that it appeared to be more like a 3.7" phone than a 4.65" one, and the second, the ratio didn't look like it was a 16:9, considering the rumors said it will have a 1280×720 resolution, but more like a 800×480 one, which is somewhere between 16:9 and 16:10.
One of the reasons I would prefer to wait for later for a better phone from Samsung is that they might use the same resolution like in the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7, which is 1280×800, a 16:10 resolution. I would prefer this resolution because it would make the phone a bit wider, which I think is desirable on a phone, considering your mostly using it and typing it in vertical mode. You need all the space you can get.
But Nexus Prime is still supposed to get the 16:9 HD resolution, along with some of these other specs:
- 4.6â€³ Super AMOLED HD screen
- 1.5 GHz dual-core TI OMAP Processor
- Android 4.0 Ice CreamSandwich
- 1 GB of RAM
- advanced 5 megapixel camera with 1080p support
- 1 megapixel front facing camera
The Nexus Prime will still be the first phone to bring the Ice-Cream Sandwich version of Android, which could be the greatest release since Android 2.2, if not even greater. It's expected to bring together the tablet and phone versions of Android, along with a slew of other improvements and perhaps even a vastly improved UI. It remains to be seen either next month or in November if that will be true.