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Samsung's latest smartphone is a specs monster

Samsung offered a brief teaser of its upcoming Google "flagship" smartphone earlier this week. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus (previously known as the Nexus Prime) will be the standard bearer for Google's Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system.

Today, Boy Genius Report (BGR) is revealing the full specs of the Galaxy Nexus that will be unveiled next Tuesday:
  • 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
According to BGR, the Galaxy Nexus will at least initially be tied exclusively to Verizon's wireless network. BGR also notes that since this is a Google Experience device, you won't have to worry about dealing with TouchWiz getting in the way.

Source: Boy Genius Report

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RE: 5mp?
By MrTeal on 10/6/2011 11:36:12 AM , Rating: 5
I don't get the drive to have such high MP counts in a phone, anyway. The lenses aren't high quality enough to approach even a good P&S camera, and the extra pixel density just hurts low light performance even with a good microlensing system.

Even then the extra pixels might be a benefit if the majority of people if they kept their images at the original size used high quality compression, but the vast majority of people aren't using a camera phone for serious photography. Once the image is resized and compressed for upload so that you don't have to send 3MB for each image, the benefit evaporates. Having a lower resolution sensor of the same size and with the same glass will often give you a better image if you have to reach a certain filesize for upload.

RE: 5mp?
By JLL55 on 10/6/2011 11:39:29 AM , Rating: 3
Bingo! Give this man a star. Often the higher MP makes people feel happy that they are getting the best camera mp... regardless of how it looks. I have seen reviews on this site and other tech sites showing that on such a small CMOS and as you said not the best lenses, the noise level is through the roof. Good post!

RE: 5mp?
By retrospooty on 10/6/2011 11:52:01 AM , Rating: 1
"I don't get the drive to have such high MP counts in a phone, anyway. The lenses aren't high quality enough to approach even a good P&S camera"

Exactly... A camera in a phone is nice to have, but any spec over 1-2megapixels is just fluff.

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