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More Details Of Samsung Nexus Prime Emerge

The third iteration of Google's Nexus range of smartphones is likely to be produced by Samsung (Again) and will amost certainly be called the GT-I9250.

A US-based website, theDroidguy.com (opens in new tab), has apparently managed to get hold of the successor to the Nexus S and says that it is a tad thicker and longer than the Nexus S.

It does come with an eight-megapixel rear camera and a front facing two megapixel one, the same resolution as the Samsung Galaxy S2.

Like the new Galaxy Note, it has a single "home" button rather than three on the existing Galaxy S family. No details were given on the screen size but it is likely that Samsung will stick to a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive screen.

A move to a HD-ready one (1280x800 pixels) is highly unlikely. A big surprise though is the inclusion of TI's OMAP SoC. Samsung has been reluctant over the last few months to use its own Exynos SoC in its own-branded products.

The Nexus Prime may therefore become the second high end product after the Galaxy S WiFi to feature a TI chipset, which we suspect, will be a TI OMAP4470, a dual core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.