By Anton D. Nagy | October 7, 2011 1:53 AM
The phone some call the Samsung Nexus Prime and others the Samsung Galaxy Nexus might look like the device pictured above if the mock-up image that landed in our inbox turns out to be true.
You might remember the Samsung ad that teased a phone which was later cleaned up by a Photoshop artist. That video showed the right side of the phone with the power button and the three connectors. The render above seems to show the exact opposite left side of the phone. Given Samsung’s track record of putting the power button on the right side we’d say the image above has got it wrong. That aside, (and the device corners on the front view plus the chromed edges) you be the judge!
We’re seeing no hardware buttons, not even capacitive ones on the front of the phone which seems to be in line with Ice Cream Sandwich buttonless rumors. There’s a front facing camera on the top right next to the speaker but the screen seems to be wider than the aspect ratio of a 720 x 1280 display, rumored on the phone (but does seem right if we consider the leaked screenshot reporting 720 x 1184 pixels).
There have been plenty of rumors regarding the internal specs of the phone: initial ones attributed a TI OMAP dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5MP shooter on the back and 1.3MP camera on front. Later came word of a 1.5GHz processor, instead of the 1.2GHz, with a slightly-better GPU as well, potentially a PowerVR SGX543MP2, and an eight-megapixel camera.
As it is the case before any major product launch, regardless of the phone or software maker, reports and rumors are piling up. While we’ll definitely learn the truth in five days, let us know of your thoughts on the mock-up above (which by itself looks pretty good).