New day, new Nexus Prime rumors. Today’s spoonful of he said/she said is brought to you by the guys over at TheDroidGuy. As always, everything I say from this point on is based on rumors and shouldn’t be taken as facts. With that out of the way, let’s dig in.
The lucky chaps over at TheDroidGuy have somehow managed to get their hands on a demo unit of the Nexus Prime. Apparently, this happened at Verizon’s developer conference in Las Vegas, where Kyle from TDG spotted a Samsung device he had never seen before. As any true Android fan would do, Kyle proceeded to inquire about this mysterious new phone. The person agreed to show him the phone and took him to an office, checked him for cameras, and of course deprived him of any electronic device and/or hats.
After having played around with the device, Kyle has confirmed the phone will have the following specs:
TI dual-core OMAP processor (most likely OMAP 4460)
8 MP rear-facing camera
2 MP front-facing camera
Additionally, the phone is supposedly a little bit thicker and taller than the Nexus S. Also, the device has no hardware buttons except for the power, home and volume buttons. If you were hoping that Google would not kill the Menu and Back buttons, it looks like you’ll be disappointed. Finally, the phone will arrive in late October or early November, says TDG. With Verizon getting it first, followed by other carriers.
What do you guys think about these rumors? Do they hold any water? If so, will you miss the Back and Menu buttons? Let us know in the comments.