Oct, 06 2011

Bum bum buuuuummmmm. The universal sound for a dramatic twist or turn in a story. “The story,” you ask? Well I’m talking about rumors earlier today suggesting the Nexus Prime would have a set of spec to die for. Highlights were a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and more. Here’s the full list of alleged specs:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 9mm thin
  • 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
  • TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of built-in storage
  • 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
  • 1080p HD video capture support
  • LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • NFC
  • 1,750 mAh battery

Great, except there’s one little problem. Alongside suggestions that those specs were wrong, GSMArena hears it from their own anonymous trusted inside source who is familiar to the matter that those specs are “completely and utterly wrong.” With that, they provided their own list of the specs they’ve heard this thing will boast.

  • 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos processor
  • 8 megapixel camera with new improved sensor
  • 1080p HD video reccording
  • 2050 mAh battery rated for two days of moderate use without charging
  • LTE with dual-mode CDMA/GSM radios

Common for both set of specs is the 4.6 inch display with its 720p HD resolution. Moral of this story – wait until next week. Samsung’s going to be taking the wraps off of this thing on October 11th – just 5 days from now – so there’s really no use in getting up in arms about these specs if they’re not what you expected or wanted.

Speculation is fun, but as with any rumor none of it is right or wrong until a press release is issued and the device is able to be touched by anyone whose name isn’t “Anonymous Source” or “Source ‘Familiar With’ the Matter.” Let’s move along now. [GSMArena]

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