After the introduction of the Nexus Prime Android 4.0 smartphone, Samsung and Google are expected to launch its first Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” phone in Hong Kong on October 19. The two companies are reportedly heading to Asia for their biggest announcement of the year–in Hong Kong on October 19. The reason for the delay was the death of Steve Jobs, the company found it inappropriate to do another big iPhone competitor bring on the day of the funeral of the former CEO of Apple.
Of course the device will be a time to be announced and that will now happen on October 19. Google and Samsung made an official announcement on their plans to hold an event in HongKong on that day through sending press invites out in the wild. The release date seems to be still in line with Google’s earlier pronouncements of an October/November launch for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the new Nexus being released shortly after a few weeks.
The new Android version will eventually replace all previous versions and the difference between a version for Android tablets and a version for smart phones will disappear. The biggest step that seems to make this unit is the introduction of an HD screen in the form of a 1280×720 resolution, but this has not been confirmed.
Following are the rumored specs of the Galaxy Nexus Prime:
- Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.65 inches (~316 ppi pixel density)
- CPU: Dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, Samsung Exynos chipset
- Battery: Li-Ion 2050 mAh
- Camera: 5 MP, 2592×1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording at 30fps
- Features: Document and Image Editor, LTE connectivity, three-axis gyro sensor
The name of the new Nexus Prime device is being developed and manufactured by Samsung. The new device will probably appear first in the United States and a few months later in Europe and the Netherlands. An exact launch date is still unknown. The rumored price of the next Samsung phone is $750.