Sep 08 AT 11:28 AM Alberto Vildosola 79 Comments

Rumor: Nexus Prime to be 8.8 mm thick, have curved screen, metal chassis


I hope you’re ready for your daily dose of Nexus Prime rumors, ’cause we have a good one for you today. Thanks to a “trusted tipster,” the guys over at GSMArena have managed to get their hands on a few bits of information about the Nexus Prime. As with most rumors that come our way, we ask you to take them for what they are: just rumors and nothing else.

If you’re getting too attached to the Nexus Prime name, don’t. According to GSMArena, the Nexus Prime name is just a code name. Instead, the device will launch as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Confused? We are too. I’m having a hard time believing that Google is going to get rid of the “Nexus” brand, but anything can happen.

The GSMArena tipster has also confirmed that the Prime will launch with a 4.65-inch screen and a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. We’ve heard this same spec from various sources by now, so it’s pretty safe to assume that they’re real. Supposedly, the Prime will also have a curved screen like the Nexus S. It seems someone at Google is a pretty big fan of them.

The device is also said to be 8.8 millimeters thick, making it just a hair thicker than the Samsung Galaxy S II. Surprisingly, the Prime will also feature a metal chassis, said GSMArena. This is a huge departure for Samsung, who’s notorious for making the most plasticky devices around. Personally, I hope this rumor turns out to be true.

Finally, GSMArena says we can expect the Prime to arrive in the US by the end of October. This lines up perfectly with Eric Schmidt’s October/November release window for Ice Cream Sandwich and another rumor that popped up last month.

With October just a few weeks away, rumors and leaks about the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich are only going to increase from now on. Hold on to your popcorn, the pre-launch rumorpalooza has officially started.

Source: GSMArena

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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