Samsung Nexus Prime Support Page Pops Up, Spec Rumors Fly
Ifthe model number GT-i9250 doesn’t mean anything to you, it’s time you get a brush up on your mobile news. It’s rumored to be the next Google phone, the Nexus Prime, and the first phone on the planet to run the much awaited (and well debated) Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, the rumor mill has definitely had its heyday with this unicorn of a device. We’ve heard tantalizing bits that seem completely credible and others that are downright bogus. Today’s latest hype would be a dummy support page for the i9250 as shared by an unidentified GSM Arena tipster.
The page itself is rather inhospitable; it features a couple How-to and FAQ links that don’t even belong to the Prime. But the tipster seemed to know a great deal about the phone, including info that curbed previous rumors. This is where we warn everyone to advance with caution, from here out the waters get really murky.
The first thing to take note of, is that the leaked user agent profile that everyone thought was to be for the Prime was in reality the UAP for the Nexus S. That’s not to discredit the existence of the Nexus Prime or anything extreme like that, but it’s more than likely that the Nexus S Profile is being used as a placeholder for the Prime. That said, the tipster stated that “Nexus Prime” is purely a codename, and that the official name this model will be the “Samsung Galaxy Prime.” – Not far from the Nexus Prime, but still a slight variation from what we’ve become accustomed to over the past few weeks.
When that User Agent Profile leaked, the 800×480 screen resolution made people go into absolute hysteria. No reason to fret, folks. First of all, the flagship Ice Cream Sandwich handset will most definitely come toting a more impressive resolution than any phone released in the past two
years. Beyond that, GSM Arena‘s tipster also mentions that the Prime will sport a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, which could mean that
we’ll see a resolution similar to that found on the Galaxy Note: 1280×800.
The tipster also clued us in that Prime will employ the same contoured display as the Nexus S, and a waist line of only 8.8mm. Strangely enough, the source said that Samsung has opted for completely metal chassis on this little bugger, which is an interesting deviation from its usual plastic casing.
Finally, the tipster expects a launch towards the end of October, coinciding nicely with Eric Schmidt’s announcement yesterday of an October/November Ice Cream Sandwich release.
Source: GSM Arena