The Nexus Prime, which is likely to be the first smartphone to run Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” will launch in October, according to a new report.
Google’s third generation Nexus, code-named Nexus Prime, is said to be powered by a 1.5GHz processor and will sport a 4.5-inch 720p super AMOLED HD display. While the handset is known to have 1GB of RAM, the storage capacity is still a mystery. The device is also expected to feature a 5MP rear-facing camera with an alleged “unusually high-quality sensor,” as well as a 1MP front-facing camera. It is also rumored that the Nexus Prime will include the 4G standard LTE, while Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC are a certainty.
While the smartphone’s predecessors, the Nexus One and Nexus S, were distributed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, Verizon did not sell the handsets. However, a new report claims the nation’s largest network will be getting the Nexus Prime.
If reports of a fall release hold true, the Nexus Prime will compete against another cutting-edge handset rumored for an October debut; the iPhone 5. The fifth generation iPhone is said to have a slightly larger display than the current model, a faster dual-core processor and an 8MP camera. If both high-end smartphones launch in the fall and on Verizon’s network, it could be a very interesting showdown.