The Nexus Prime unveiling event, which was supposed to have been on October 11 has been moved to later this evening (technically tomorrow morning) in Hong Kong, but photo and specs of the magical Samsung device have leaked out a little early. And it’s called the Galaxy Nexus, not the Nexus Prime, thank you very much.
According to an NTT DoCoMo flyer, Samsung’s next smartphone will have a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1280x720), 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, UMTS/WCDMA (14.4Mbps downloads — same as iPhone 4S), 5-megapixel rear camera (1080p HD video recording), 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 1,750 mAh battery.
In terms of dimensions and size, the curvy device will be 136x68x8.8mm (tapers from 11.5mm). The Galaxy Nexus is also slightly lighter than the iPhone 4S at 135g versus 140g.
Hardware is only part of the equation. The Galaxy Nexus will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which should be a huge leap — Google’s unification of Gingerbread (smartphones) and Honeycomb (tablets) back into one mobile OS.
You can see the unveiling in Hong Kong in about 9 hours— 10am Hong Kong time, 10pm EST— here, live on YouTube.