Aug 19 AT 8:34 AM Alberto Vildosola 59 Comments

Samsung roadmap leaked, will the Nexus Prime arrive in December?


I hope you’re ready for some more Nexus Prime rumors, ’cause we got a lot of them coming your way. Thanks to the guys over at GSMArena, Samsung’s roadmap for the rest of the year has found its way to the Interwebz. As always, it’s good practice to take these leaks with a tiny grain of salt. Just in case they turn out to be false.

Interestingly, the original roadmap was organized by the release week’s number. Meaning, a week 40 release means the device will launch between October 3 and October 9. We’re currently in week 33. But worry not, I’ve replaced the week numbers with the actual dates for our sanity’s sake. Without further ado, let’s dig in.

  • Samsung I8150 (October 3 – October 9)
    • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
    • 3.7-inch WVGA LCD screen
    • 1.4 GHz processor
    • 4 GB of internal memory
    • 5 MP camera with 720p video recording
    • HSDPA support
    • DLNA support
  • Samsung B5510 (October 10 – October 16)
    • Android 2.2.2 Froyo
    • 2.8-inch screen
    • 800 MHz processor
    • QWERTY keyboard
    • 3 MP camera
  • Samsung S5610 (October 17 – October 23)
    • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
    • 2.4-inch QVGA screen
    • 5 MP camera
    • 150 MB of internal storage
    • HSDPA support
  • Samsung GT-S5360 (October 17 – October 23)
    • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
    • 3-inch QVGA screen
    • 2 MP camera
  • Samsung I9220 (October 24 – October 30)
    • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
    • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
    • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
    • 8 MP camera
  • Samsung P6200 (October 31 – November 6)
    • Android Honeycomb
    • 7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
    • 3 MP rear-facing camera
    • 2 MP front-facing camera
    • HSDPA support
  • Samsung P6210 (October 31 – November 6)
    • Wi-Fi version of the P6200
  • Samsung I9210 (November 28 – December 4)
    • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
    • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 800 × 480 pixel resolution
    • 8 MP camera with LED flash
    • 16 GB of internal memory
    • 4G support
    • 1750 mAh battery
  • Samsung I9250 (November 28 – December 4)
    • Android Ice Cream Sandwich
    • 4.65-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
    • 5 MP camera

Whew! That’s a lot of Android devices. We have everything from low-end cheap phones to “Holy Jesus, is that the Nexus Prime?”. Yes, there are some interesting devices on this list but that last one takes the cake: the Samsung I9250. As you might remember, we first mentioned the I9250 about a week ago. Both this new roadmap and the rumor from last week seem to be coming from the same source, as the I9250′s specs match up perfectly on both leaks.

If both of these rumors turn out to be true,  then the Samsung I9250 will be one of the first Android devices to launch with Ice Cream Sandwich. Does that mean the I9250 is the Nexus Prime or Nexus 3? We have no idea. But if it does turn out to be the next Nexus device, then it looks like it’s coming out in early December just like the Nexus S did. And not in October like some rumors are saying.

But everything’s up in the air at this point. There’s a still a chance that the Nexus Prime will launch in October and the I9250 will follow right behind in December. What do you guys think? Is this the Nexus Prime or just an awesome Ice Cream Sandwich phone? Let us know in the comments.

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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    I read this last night.. All of the rumors of a late October release were getting me exited. Then I saw this posted last night and took a deep breath as I realized that it says week 48. I screamed out NOOOOOOO! I guess it gives them plenty of time to perfect the software and phone…But i am still holding out that it may come earlier.

    “It is Nexus season guys” I am like a pig in shit! Love the rumors!

    • BiGMERF

      Forgot to mention that I am not sure they would show such an exclusive device like the Nexus on there road map.. So I am holding out that that device is not the Nexus and just a Phone they plan on releasing after.. The phone does sound beastly either way

  • Anthony E

    So the one device with a keyboard is a pile of crap? *sigh*

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Droid 3 is pretty awesome.

    • Sean the Electrofreak

      I <3 my Samsung Epic 4G. Cmon' Sammy, give us another good phone with a keyboard.

      I spend way too much time typing on my phone to put up with software keyboards.

  • triangle

    Whatever the i9250 is, I’m interested. More so if it’s the Nexus Prime. HD screen with SAMOLED+ sounds amazing.

  • T1392

    A new Nexus couldn’t come soon enough. I want this phone, my OG Droid barely hanging in. Hope Verizon gets this with LTE could they need this to keep customers. Hopefuly 3rd times a charm or in this case prime.

  • Dirge

    I9250, 5MP camera? Disappointing. Unless it has an amazing sensor like Nokia phones(Carl Zeiss lens with Xenon flash), it’s gonna be like the original Galaxy S’ camera. :/

    • Dirge

      The I9220 looks like a better phone, spec wise(though this roadmap doesn’t specify the I9250′s processor spec.

    • Interpol91

      It is. The 5MP on my Epic 4G is great for photos but I want even better quality!!

      • Sean the Electrofreak

        Agreed. My fiancee was taking pictures of fish in a tank with her Canon point-and-shoot at the museum the other day, and wasn’t happy with the pictures she was getting.

        I handed her my Epic 4G and she got some gorgeous pictures. She ended up posting them on facebook and people were asking what kind of camera she used.

    • Ian S.

      I’m not sure what you’re talking about, the Vibrant’s 5mp camera takes very nice photos. I also love the Samsung camera app as opposed to the default Android one. However, I do get kind of pissed off that the resolution changes to 640 x 480 if you go from say, panoramic mode back to normal. Still, the photos I take with this phone are very nice. It’d be nice to have a flash though (Vibrant does not)

  • anujahooja

    Anyone else think that 4.65 is a *little* too big?

    • proto

      There’s supposedly no capacitive buttons. So its about the same size as a 4″ or 4.3″ phone but with a bigger screen

      • nobark

        That really isn’t the concern i have. The phone may be physically the same size as a 4 or 4.3, but 4.65 of screen is outside of comfortable corner to corner reach for almost anybody.

        • kazahani

          Not if you have giant banana fingers.

        • Sean the Electrofreak

          Well it’s not even so much that, but as much as we all love the idea of having very little bezel, it can make it tricky to not touch part of the screen with your palm when you’re reaching across with your thumb.

          Not sure how to explain that any better. But you’ve gotta have enough distance from screen to the edge of the phone that when your hand wraps around the edge of the phone that the meat of your palm doesn’t touch the screen.

          • Earthrazer

            I’m bummed the 5.29″ is gone :(

    • BiGMERF

      I thought the same but If it is a Nexus.. I will take it!!! LOL

      Its like Im a kid and I am looking at a reg snickers bar or a king size. I know the king size may make me sick. But I dont care..

      Gimmie Gimmie!!

      • Futureboy

        Mmmmm… King-sized ice cream sandwich… (drooling)

    • nobark

      4.5 was really pushing it for me. 4.3 is the sweet spot. Not too excited for 4.65….

      • CactusCat

        I just measured my 4″ G2X and it measures 5″ corner to corner. So, if there aren’t those 4 capacitive buttons on the screen, and my screen went from corner to corner, I’d have a 5″ phone with the exact same size as today’s 4″ phone. Why not just shut up and wait until it comes out then make an informed decision instead of making stupid comments. Remember, there is an old saying, “it’s better to let people assume you’re a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

        • Sean the Electrofreak

          You’re forgetting that phones have to adhere to specific aspect ratios. It’s not as simple as stretching the screen to the edges of the phone. In order for your G2X to maintain a WVGA or even a qHD ratio if the screen were stretched to the edges of the phone, the phone would HAVE to be made shorter. Not “the exact same size” as you state.

          So before you start calling people stupid, think first.

          • Sean the Electrofreak

            Sorry, can’t help but make this final jab: “it’s better to let people assume you’re a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

    • Thomas Hunsaker

      Sounds a little ridiculous, that’s getting into tablet territory. Though the whole point of Ice Cream Sandwich is to eliminate the different versions, I don’t think a massive “phone” will help illustrate that.

      I’ll take the resolution of a larger device just not the physical dimensions. :)

      • Cipherr

        What do you mean ICS was meant to ‘eliminate different versions’. What in Christs name does a phone having a larger screen than another Android phone have to do with different Android versions.

        That’;s a different hardware setup, NOT a different version of Android. If you want the exact same hardware on each phone running a single OS, I’m pretty sure there is a very popular fruity choice you can wander off too. Android gets hardware of all different shapes and sizes, from all different manufacturers. The screen sizes, the phone sizes, the specifications will vary, the OS is what stays constant. And I like it that way.

        • Thomas Hunsaker

          If you actually read my OPINION, you would know that I do not want all Android devices to be the same. If the Nexus Prime is supposed to be the reference hardware for Ice Cream Sandwich, like all other Nexus devices have been, I’m wondering if all future phones will continue to be larger and larger, at a certain point, they become tablets. Nothing wrong with large devices, just wondering if ICS reference is supposed to be a “tablet” or a phone.

          Funny thing about your overtly worded retort is that I’m all for Android and have been since the first phone. Just expressing my opinion and not at all trying to start a flame war, as you seem to be with your reference to Apple hardware.

    • Rob

      I agree. I’m currently waiting for the next Nexus, but if it’s seriously that big, count me out. Honestly, count me out if it’s anything bigger than 4″.

      • Livinglegend

        That’s what she said. Couldn’t resist.

  • Nathan

    Well these rumor have been shifting from December (which was the original release date) to October and now back to December. I think it safe to say we aren’t going to know until it actual announced. :(

  • Black Kristos

    FYI: Week 48 is 11/20-11/26, Thanksgiving week.

  • Cod3rror

    I9250 could really be the next Nexus, remember there were rumours about the next Nexus phone having a 5MP camera but with a new advanced sensor?

    I9250 fits the description.

  • Galen20K

    I honesty would not mind at all if the next Nexus comes out in December in fact I hope it does. gives my Sensation a bit more life span. – )

    • BiGMERF

      Also more shelf life = less of a resale value. In my case I want to sell my Sensation and apply it toward the Nexus purchase

  • Interpol91

    As long as the Nexus comes out this year then I’m one happy camper. Of course I want it now but it will give me time to save some money after tuition is paid!

  • Mike11

    No Super AMOLED Plus? Does that mean that Samsung can only produce 4.x” 1280×720 Pen Tile displays this year? :-(

  • Paul

    Samsung I9220 does not say LED Flash, are Samsung again launching a high end phone with a good camera & NO flash, Stupid Sammy.

    And where are the 4″ screens 3.8″ to small 4.5″ to big, 4.3″ not to bad, but we want choice.

    • Nate B.

      just because it doesn’t say flash doesn’t mean it doesn’t have one. With such phones coming out do you really think they will forget the flash?

  • booyootoo

    The one thing Most phones are missing for me is led notifications like the Nexus one has. I really like seeing what type of message i have just by looking at the color of my trackball.

    I just don’t understand why led’s are only a few colors…

    • booyootoo

      Oops, send too early… I just hope this next Nexus device supports multi color led notifications.

      • Futureboy

        I have to say, when I was making the switch fron the MT3G to the Nexus S, I was really bummed about the idea of losing the LED notification. But I knew it was a trade off for upgrading to a far superior phone. And honestly it wasn’t long before I didn’t miss it. I agree that it would be a nice addition to the next Nexus but trust me, I’m sure it will still be all kinds of awesome without it.

  • Tal

    no 5.29″ device? NOOOOOOO …
    I will believe it when I see it.

  • fatalysis

    Until I hear which carriers are getting the next Nexus, I could care less about the release date and the specs. Please come to Verizon!

    With that said, this OG Droid user is going to hold off on the Bionic and SGII until the Nexus carrier(s) are announced.

  • dokholiday44

    To be honest i am a little disappointed, i would much rather have an HTC nexus phone. I feel like HTC has made more stable and reliable phones than samsung. And i absolutely love my Nexus One

  • inviolable

    4.65 in screen?? This is getting stupid now.

  • JBC

    Man, all these unconfirmed rumors just lead to massive let downs once the device is actually released. So I advise everyone to stop getting their hopes up.

  • RX-78-7

    “There’s a still a chance that the Nexus Prime will launch in October and the I9250 will follow right behind in December.” isn’t the I9250 supposed to be the Nexus Prime?

  • mike

    LOL icecream is not coming out in October because there is no way the new nexus is coming out that early

  • Cwalden21

    Will be highly disappointing if Nexus and GS II both get dropped in Dec rather than Oct…not cool.

  • AME

    Can AndroidandMe do a quick story about the math behind the bigger screen dimensions not implying a bigger phone if there are no buttons? There are tons of posts of people thinking this is going to be tabletesque when it won’t.


    My G2x has a screen size of 4″. If I were to use the button space for more screen, it becomes a phone with a screen size of almost 4.75″.

    It’s not magic. Feel free to use a ruler and try it with your own phone.

    • AME

      Another good quick story along those lines would be explaining why increasing megapixels doesn’t necessarily mean the camera is better.

  • Marcus

    I hate how the only phone with a keyboard is crap. Im also a little concerned with the 5 MP camera in the I9250. The 5 MP camera seems like a tradition for Nexus phones. Lol

  • cb2000a

    It appears that the SG2 variants will arrive in Sept. We will know the 29th.

  • keridel

    when htc released the nexus one they released the desire almost straight after. the desire was the same as the nexus in almost evey way but htc branded.

    could this not be the same basic internals as the nexus prime, but samsungs own branded version.

  • Samer

    am i the only one who was hoping the

    Samsung I9220 (October 24 — October 30)

    was the nexus prime

    4.65 TOO BIG

  • Hacknet07

    I don’t understand one thing. Why do people insist on replacing the Tablet with a smartphone? Slapping an extra inch or two on the “hand-fucking-held” device does not make it better.
    It makes it look more old school. Big bulky Brick phone mentality needs to STOP. We’re not trying to relive Saved By The Bell. :I

    Eventually we will all carry around a 12 inch smart phone one day.

    You can thank these Generation X babies with their BIG GIGANTIC HANDS.

    Let’s get another High-End device like GS2 and keep it at no more than 4 inches. Which fits perfectly in a normal homo-sapiens palm.

    just my 2 cents.

  • rinadia

    LG should soon have a 4.5″ 1280p screen already consider much better than Super AMOLED Plus (much better battery life, much better brightness, better colours, etc).
    Elected as best screen compared to Super AMOLED Plus by independent INTERTEK laboratory. This should not change with HD AMOLED Plus.
    Notice that LG has better battery life with twice brightness of Super AMOLED Plus.

    Follow this link:

  • maans

    Now that we know the i9220 is the galaxy note we know these specs are wrong.