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Exclusive: Samsung “Prime” Is Nexus Phone Headed To All Carriers

While attending the Verizon Developer’s conference in Las Vegas, NV today we stumbled upon a guy who identified himself as working for Samsung. He was playing with an Android phone that we had not yet seen.

After talking with him a  bit he finally agreed to let us see the phone he was using but we had to go to a side office at the Aria hotel and we had to remove our backpacks and hats and couldn’t have a phone out.   What we saw was a device that looked much like the Nexus S only a little taller and a little thicker (presumably for the LTE radio).  The device had an 8mega pixel camera on the back and 2 megapixel camera on the front. It also has NFC, MHL and HDMI. There is one single “home” like button on the bottom similar to the Galaxy Note.  It also has a power button and volume rocker on the sides.

More after the break

We also learned for sure that this Samsung device will have a T.I. dual core  OMAP processor.

The phone is the Nexus Prime (as the stealth Samsung person suggested) although Verizon may call it Droid Prime however there is a GSM and CDMA version in the works.  It’s going to run Ice Cream Sandwich, but according to this source the Ice Cream Sandwich build wasn’t quite ready yet and his demo unit is running Android 2.3.4.

The device should be out in late October or early November on Verizon with the rest of the carriers to follow promptly.

So based on this version we’re running Droid-Life’s Nexus Prime render of the optimus prime nexus logo.


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