While little is officially known about what the next Nexus device will bring to the table when it hits shelves this fall, a newly surfaced user agent profile is casting doubt on some of the rumored specs we have been hearing up to this point. The standout is a display listed with a WVGA resolution of 480×800 in contrast to what seemed likely to be 720p. Before you get your undies in a knot, there is a chance that the information provided by the user agent profile will turn out to be not quite true on all counts.
For starters, manufacturers — particularly HTC — have started to leave out many vitals such as screen resolution when compiling their user agent profiles, well aware that it is hard to keep such documents from going public. With that in mind, Samsung could just be using the information provided to throw us off the trail. But we still shouldn’t forget that Samsung chose to go with a WVGA resolution for their Galaxy S II, opting to improve the Super AMOLED Plus display in other areas. This was during a time when other manufacturers chose to go with qHD displays on their top-of-the-line models, and rumors point towards a move to HD resolution displays this holiday season.
Considering that the Nexus S was largely based around the Samsung Galaxy S, it might not be too much of a stretch to believe the Nexus Prime will carry many major features over from the Galaxy S II. A WVGA-resolution Super AMOLED Plus display could be among them. But the user agent profile reveals an interesting twist: the handset’s camera is listed with a max image resolution of 1200×1600, implying a 2MP camera. While the handset might not push the upper limits of optical technology, we highly doubt the Prime will ship with anything less than 5MP. So, is Samsung trying to pull a fast one on us or should we begin to lower our expectations for the Prime, lest we be disappointed?