Sep 14 AT 7:35 PM Alberto Vildosola 111 Comments

Rumor: Nexus Prime looks like a taller Nexus S, coming to Verizon first

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New day, new Nexus Prime rumors. Today’s spoonful of he said/she said is brought to you by the guys over at TheDroidGuy. As always, everything I say from this point on is based on rumors and shouldn’t be taken as fact. With that out of the way, let’s dig in.

The lucky chaps over at TheDroidGuy have somehow managed to get their hands on a demo unit of the Nexus Prime. Apparently, this happened at Verizon’s developer conference in Las Vegas, where Kyle from TDG spotted a Samsung device he had never seen before. As any true Android fan would do, Kyle proceeded to inquire about this mysterious new phone. The person agreed to show him the phone and took him to an office, checked him for cameras and, of course, deprived him of any electronic devices and/or hats.

After having played around with the device, Kyle confirmed the phone will have the following specs:

  • TI dual-core OMAP processor (most likely OMAP 4460)
  • 8 MP rear-facing camera
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • NFC support
  • MHL support
  • HDMI support

Additionally, the phone is supposedly a little bit thicker and taller than the Nexus S. Also, the device has no hardware buttons except for the Power, Home and Volume buttons. If you were hoping that Google would not kill the Menu and Back buttons, it looks like you’ll be disappointed. Finally, the phone will arrive in late October or early November, says TDG. Verizon should get it first, followed by other carriers.

What do you guys think about these rumors? Do they hold any water? If so, will you miss the Back and Menu buttons? Let us know in the comments.

Source: TheDroidGuy

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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