Samsung Galaxy/Nexus Prime May Have a 1.5GHz CPU [Update]


Earlier today, we heard what were supposed to be the hardware specs for the upcoming Nexus Prime, or now “Galaxy Prime”, as we were told the phone would be called. Once those figures were public, the boys over at GSM Arena noticed something was amiss, as they had also heard from a source who’s supposed to be in-the-know, and were given a significantly different breakdown of the phone’s hardware capabilities.

For starters, they put the phone’s processor at 1.5GHz, instead of the 1.2GHz from earlier today (dual-core, of course). Going hand-in-hand with the changed processor, they expect the Prime to have a slightly-better GPU as well, potentially a PowerVR SGX543MP2.

This source also thinks the Prime will be a hybrid LTE/GSM/CDMA worldphone, as well as have an eight-megapixel camera instead of the five reported earlier. Instead of a 1750mAh battery, now we’re looking at a 2050mAh component – a 17% capacity increase.

Now, these specs may not turn out to be any more reliable than the ones BGR reported this morning, but we’d really like to believe that it’s all these higher-end figures that are indeed the correct set. If all goes to plan, we’ll find out next week, on October 11.

Update: According to folks over at Droid-Life, the specs laid down by GSM Arena just don’t seem right. There is allegedly a difference between the Galaxy Nexus we reported on earlier and the Nexus Prime. The specs above (with the new Exynos processor) might as well be part of the Nexus Prime (or the non-Verizon Nexus) or a U.S. variant of the Galaxy S II HD LTE.

Source: GSM Arena, Droid-Life

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