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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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I am disappoint.
By SKiddywinks on 10/6/2011 5:56:18 PM , Rating: 2
No, really. Not even SAMOLED+, they even downclocked the OMAP 4460 (from 1.5GHz to 1.2GHz), and while the clock speed bump on the GPU (SGX 540) is nice and welcome, it is still less than a 33% bump, and so I can't see this at all competing with the current flagship, the SGS2, with it's Mail-400. Neither in GPU nor CPU performance, with a worse screen to boot. How is the 540 going to handle that resolution?

You can't call a new phone a flagship if it is worse than the last flagship. I like the curved screen (and 720p, which is impressive to be fair), but other than that, I see no reason at all to go for this over the SGS2. My contract is due in March, and an SGS2 was the logical choice. When I read about this, I started getting excited; maybe we had a contender? That is, until I read the actual specs.

And being tied to Verizon exclusively isn't going to do it any favours either. Not that it effects me, being in the UK, but who knows what kind of similar dealings will be going on my side of the pond.

RE: I am disappoint.
By cmdrdredd on 10/6/2011 6:16:49 PM , Rating: 2

1) didn't get iPhone with AT&T
2) Didn't get Galaxy S 2

So why not Verizon get something? After all they have the fastest data network.

RE: I am disappoint.
By SKiddywinks on 10/7/2011 12:17:52 AM , Rating: 2
Hey, I have no beef with Verizon, I have beef with exclusivity deals in general. I just happen to be commenting on this thread at the moment.

RE: I am disappoint.
By freshmint on 10/6/2011 8:52:23 PM , Rating: 2
These aren't official specs. You seemed to have made up your mind on the device based on this, knowing full well that BGR has been wrong before. The OMAP 4460 isn't on any phone right now, so we have no way to compare it to anything. My best guess, it is downclocked to conserve battery life, but optimized to the teeth and along with ICS, will be faster than the SGS2. If I were you, I would hold judgement until the official announcement on the 11th.

RE: I am disappoint.
By SKiddywinks on 10/7/2011 12:25:05 AM , Rating: 2
I know full well BGR have been wrong before, but they have been correct as well. I was just giving my opinions on these specs. If it turns out to be wrong, no biggy, I will re-evaluate.

Downclocking to save battery life makes no sense when the screen is by far the biggest drain, and they made that thing bigger. Sure, when doing something the CPUs at 1.5GHz are going to be drawing more power than if they were at 1.2GHz, but they would also do it quicker, and shut down sooner. I am sure it would still equal a net power drain, but I would imagine it would be overshadowed by the extra power draw of a 720p, 4.5+ inch screen.

As for ICS and optimisations, that has yet to be seen, but I don't doubt the argument has some merit. Either way, I haven't made up my mind on anything yet. And I won't be passing judgement until my contract is up, much less on the 11th.

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