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  • Masa Pozar
  • Masa Pozar
  • Marketing Engineer, eXpansys

Is Samsung’s “Unpacked” surprise the Nexus Prime? (updated)

Not to be outdone by Apple and the iPhone 4S, Samsung has promised us 'something BIG is coming' at its very own event, Mobile Unpacked 2011, planned for October 11th in San Diego. 

Nexus + Optimus Prime

Released less than 24 hours after Apple's event, the teaser video doesn’t give much indication of just what that big thing might be, aside from a seductively curved phone body. But, as little as that may be the presence of both Samsung and Google logos gets us wondering if that curved screen is in fact a part of a much bigger whole; known in the tech blogosphere as the next Google phone, this probably is our first glimpse of the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone, the Nexus Prime, and rather good it looks too. 


Not much is known about the new Nexus Prime yet but if some of the most recent rumours are anything to go by, the new device from Google and Samsung could feature a 1280 x 720p Super AMOLED HD display. Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S II HD LTE in South Korea with a HUGE 4.65 inch screen - anything close to that could really dwarf the 4S.

Oh, how we wish Samsung would throw us a few more bones to pick at, but we suppose we will just have to wait until October 11th!

Update: Details of the Nexus Prime have been leaked, and it looks like a beast of a handset. The screen is going to be huge, 4.56 inches to be precise, and showing off a superfine 1280 x 720 screen as we speculated. Even better, the Galaxy Nexus, as it will be known in the US, will be a mere 9mm thick, and have a 1.2 GHz dual-core A9 processor, and 1GB of RAM; this is not a phone that will lack for muscle. There's even 4G support and NFC built-in.

Further Update: Samsung and Google have postponed the launch event for the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime; apparently "it is just not the right time to announce a new product". It could be out of respect after the sad passing of Steve Jobs, or a reaction to the leaked video of the Galaxy Nexus, either way we hope that it won't be too long for us to wait.

Looks like iPhone 4S already has some serious competition. What do you think? Is the Nexus Prime going to take some the iPhone 4S' thunder before it even lands?