A few days ago, Samsung pushed out a teaser video for a new smartphone it plans to unveil on October 11. Nobody thought much of video at first, but an intrepid fan stitched together several frames from the video and managed to get the above render. Is this the Nexus S successor, the Nexus Prime?
The collective thought from the Android community seems to think that it is the much rumored "Nexus Prime" a phone that is said to be exclusive to Verizon. From the renders, only a side profile can be seen, but it is one that is curved — a decidedly different design than the iPhone 4S and one that will probably make holding phone in one hand more comfortable over extended use.
BGR says it's "confirmed" (it's been wrong with a lot of iPhone 4S rumors lately) these specs for the Nexus Prime, which it says will be called the Galaxy Prime: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 9mm, curved 4.65 1280x720 Super AMOLED HD screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage, 5-megapixel rear cam, 1.3-megapixel front cam, 1080p HD video recording, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, NFC and a 1,750 mAh battery.
When Samsung announced its U.S. plans to sell the rather powerful and large-screened Galaxy S II smartphones in the U.S. in August, one carrier model was absent: Verizon. AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all have their own respective models.
It's believed that Verizon skipped the popular Galaxy S II in order to secure the next flagship Google Nexus smartphone.
HTC was the first one to build the original Google G1 as well as the first Nexus smartphone. From there, Samsung took over with the Nexus S. Will next Tuesday bring the Nexus Prime? How big will its screen be? Oh, the excitement!
You can view the teaser video below and decide for yourself what's what.