Sep 8th, 2011

Samsung GT-I9250 might not have the same ring to it as Nexus Prime, but the two are one, and a GT-I9250 support page was recently spied at Samsung’s site. The placeholder page again confirms the existence of the phone, but we already knew that. What we really want to know is just what to expect from the handset, and we may now have a better idea thanks to rumors originating at GSM Arena.

Earlier in the week a leaked User Agent Profile suggested the phone might pack a measly WVGA (480×800) display, but is is looking more and more likely that Samsung simply used the UAP of the Nexus S to fill in the vitals for the so-called Nexus Prime. And while considering the name, these latest rumors suggest neither Droid nor Nexus as part of the final name. Instead, the device is being heralded as the Samsung Galaxy Prime. But back to the screen — it sounds like we indeed will get at least a 720p resolution, and mention of a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display could be on par with the Galaxy Note’s 1280×800 pixels.

This mammoth screen with all of its pixels is said to feature the same contoured design as that found on the Nexus S, and the finished product measures some 8.8mm at its thinnest. The case is said to bypass the plastic casing Samsung has been using as of late in favor of an all-metal build. It will make for a solid-feeling device, though it could get a bit weighty.

The tipster providing these details sticks to the late October release window, which is in line with what we have previously heard and also the recent timeframe given by Eric Schmidt for the release of Ice Cream Sandwich. For now, take these rumors with the proverbial grains of salt, but if the Nexus Prime even flies close to these expectations we should be in for one monster Android smartphone.

[via GSM Arena]

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