Dec 23 AT 3:48 PM Taylor Wimberly 29 Comments

Nexus One specs revealed, first units available by “invitation”

After several weeks of waiting, we finally have the full spec sheet for the Nexus One thanks to Engadget. Most of the specs are just what we expected except for the amount of RAM. We had heard rumors it was being beefed up and we can now confirm the Nexus One has 512 MB RAM (2x the 256 MB of the Droid).

Engadget is also reporting that the first batch of phones will be available only by “invitation” from Google. We were lucky enough to be invited to Google I/O 2009 where we received the Google Ion phone so I’m crossing my fingers we get a special invite to review the Nexus One.

The other good news is that T-Mobile will eventually sell the Nexus One at some point in the future. We are still waiting to get an official launch date and retail pricing.

Highlights of the Nexus One include:

  • Android 2.1
  • 11.5mm thick
  • 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 4GB microSD in-box expandable to 32GB
  • 5 megapixel camera with mechanical AF and LED flash
  • HSPA 900 / 1700 / 2100, 7.2Mbps down and 2Mbps up — in other words, yes to T-Mobile 3G and no to AT&T 3G
  • 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display
Me likely 512 MB RAM.

Me likely 512 MB RAM.





Source: Engadget

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  • http://Website KaLanGO

    I want games for that thing!

  • Juan

    Who do I have to sleep w/@ Google to get an invite! I hope having a G1 gets me an invite! LOL!

    • http://Website Flash728

      YES I WILL DO ALMOST ANYTHING FOR ONE! keyword almost… but i WANT ONE! OMG i want one so HARD! lol

  • jorge

    With that much ram this will be my next phone for sure.

  • nEx.Software

    It’s a shame they still haven’t figured out the whole internal storage thing.

    • http://Website lordhong

      correct… well since the DRM copy-protection fails so miserably, why don’t they just put apps2sd as built-in apps so app storage will never become the problem.

      • nEx.Software

        True, Apps -To-SD really should be provided by default.

        • OrganizedFellow

          My guess is that they do not want us Android users to ‘share’ apps that are paid, etc.

  • kid english

    Are you kidding me? 32gb of removable storage is far superior.

    • http://Website ari-free

      it only comes with 4….32 g sd are very expensive

      • Katie

        To my knowledge, 32GB microSD cards are not presently on the market. I know Amazon doesn’t have any. SanDisk announced that they’d be starting production in 2H 09, but it seems as though they are not yet available.

        16 GB microSD cards (currently the largest capacity available) are ~$70. That’s not all that bad considering the relative cost of buying a whole new phone (e.g. the iPhone model) to get more memory (not to mention the inconvenience of embedded vs. removable memory).

  • Dr.Jeckyl

    Looks like I’m going to reg as a developer this weekend. Hopefully that will be the ticket for an invite.

  • http://Website Chrigi

    I still don’t understand why only 512MB ROM… but whatever.

    The only thing missing is: What kind of “GPU” does it have? SGX what-number?

    • http://Website Zer09

      It’s right there in the specs image
      Qualcomm QSD 8250 1Ghz

  • http://Website Zer09

    I would still take my Droid over this simply for the presence of a physical keyboard.

    • OrganizedFellow

      As much as I thought ‘i love my G1 keyboard’, I really don’t use it THAT much.
      The only time I do use it is when entering passwords in the browser – I use lots of alphanumerics in my passwords :)

  • http://Website Jeff

    Wow and this phone is supposed to be $200, other than the internal memory Google didnt disappoint.

    • OrganizedFellow

      It’s not “supposed” to be anything – the price has YET to be officially announces Jeff.

      At least, nothing from T-Mobile nor Google has been said about the pricing of the Nexus One.
      That amount of $200 was ‘assumed’ by ‘someone’.

      Just like the article ‘how google can afford to give the google phone away for free’ – or something similar.
      It’s all rumor, speculation and based on assumption.

      I’d be delighted to know it’s less than half the cost of the Sony X10 at $800!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • http://Website Trevor Redhead

    The G1′s keyboard is still the best Android keyboard, but this I want very, very much! The Nexus One will make me give up keyboards for touch screen only. This is my 2010 must have gadget. A home run for Google, HTC and T-Mobile. The only thing that could top this is a giveaway competition for a ….you guessed it…a Nexus One. Hint, hint (Taylor)?

  • Juan

    The truth about the nexus one… its not really gonna be called the nexus one, its not really gonna retail for $199, etc…. what do you guys think?

    • OrganizedFellow

      I’m actually HAPPY that it will come out later!!!!

      If the information in that post is accurate, as I’m hoping it is, it will give me a few more months of saving to do, bills to pay, etc.
      before laying down almost $400 for a new phone.



    • Katie

      This spurious forum post doesn’t seem like anything worth taking seriously. It is extremely vague, seems to claim that Google even has a say in T-Mobile’s price structuring, and contradicts what my own sources at T-Mobile have been saying.

      I’d like to hear from someone with a proven record in having reliable sources. Some fact-checking is in order here.

  • http://Website Chris

    …but it’s on T-Mobile.

  • Katie

    This thing is fantastic. If the $199 price w/ T-Mobile contract is accurate, I just might abdicate my G1, physical keyboard or no.

  • Katie

    The default apps2sd configuration only allocates 500MB for apps anyway. Most people don’t need >200 applications. For those who do, they probably also want root access anyway. I think as long as devices are kept open enough to be easily rooted, this model works fine.

    • Justin Shapcott

      But a 512 MB ROM does not mean 512 MB (or anything close to that) for apps… Which is why people are clamoring for more space all the time. Take for example the CLIQ – it has 512 MB ROM but only about 200 MB for apps.

      If it was 500 MB after the system, radio, etc… Then I think it would be fine for most people. Of course, I only use approximately 10 MB on a regular basis.

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