Not to be outdone by iPhone 5, Google's Nexus Prime is also launching in October?

Summary:Google's Nexus Prime could challenge the upcoming iPhone 5 this October, with a giant 4.5-inch, 720p Super AMOLED HD display, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and 4G/LTE.

Details on the upcoming iPhone 5 may be getting all the attention, but Google is certainly not conceding the spotlight to Apple as it is also readying its flagship Nexus smartphone for an October launch, according to the Korean Electronic Times.

Following in the foot step of its big brother the Nexus S, the new Google phone codenamed Nexus Prime will also be designed and produced by Samsung, featuring a giant 4.5-inch, 720p Super AMOLED HD with Pentile Matrix display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz OMAP4460 CPU, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich -- the world's first.

Other rumored specs according to Boy Genius Report include:

  • Celluar Network:4G LTE radio
  • Cameras: 5-megapixel rear camera with superior low light performance and can shoot 1080p videos; a 1-megapixel front-facing cam.
  • No physical menu keys
  • RAM: 1GB

DroidLife is also reporting that the Prime has been sighted in Verizon's headquarters so there is a chance this Google phone could launch on that carrier, which would lend credence to the possibility that this Nexus could be 4G/LTE capable.

Does Google's flagship phone stand a chance against the sure-to-be popular iPhone 5? I for one can't wait for a smartphone showdown this October. What do you think?

[Source: DroidLife, BGR, Electronic Times]

Topics: Mobility, Google, Hardware, iPhone, Smartphones, Telcos


Gloria Sin is a New York-based freelance journalist who writes about the tech toys that you can't live without for ZDNet. She has little patience for poorly designed user experiences, and is not afraid of opening the guts of her own machines for repair or hacking her gadgets for new uses.She has written for, Popular Scienc... Full Bio

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