Full specs for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus revealed, Verizon exclusive and more

Now that the Apple announcement is out of the way, we can concentrate on a really innovative device.  We’ve heard a lot about the specs of the Nexus Prime, but BRG just scooped the “real” specs before next Tuesday’s annoucement. It will be called the Galaxy Nexus as Nexus Prime is the codename.

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 9mm thin
  • 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
  • TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of built-in storage
  • 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
  • 1080p HD video capture support
  • LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • NFC
  • 1,750 mAh battery

This will be a full Google Experience device without TouchWiz or bloatware. As reported a couple of months ago, it appears this might be a Verizon exclusive or at least a limited exclusive period.

As we are wondering what new features Ice Cream Sandwich will bring, one enhancement is the ability to monitor each app’s data usage on the device.

So how are excited are you guys for next week?

[via bgr]

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • dinesh

    can i atleast pay fr it now ? :( i am not the usual “throw my money at things” kinda guy. but this is simly too hard to resist !!!

  • http://www.talkandroid.com Harold Williams

    I have to have this phone!

  • Jessica

    I really hope the “real” camera ends up more powerful than that. The Galaxy S2 has an 8 MP camera. I’d be really shocked if the camera was less than that on the real deal.

  • Lindsay

    Full specs?

    Assume it also has GPS/AGPS? Barometer? Compass? Gorilla Glass?

    Bit disappointed in battery capacity as I expect it to be a bit power hungry. My Nexus One has a 2430mAh battery and still won’t last a whole day with my intensive use!

    Guess we’ll have to wait for the real Full Specs next week.

  • Marden

    Isn’t 4.65 a little too much to handle? Except if the screen goes all the way too the edge of the phone…

  • HZD

    So its a GS2II With :

    1. Slightly Improved 1.2ghz Dual core CPU
    2. Currently Pointless NFC
    3. Fake NON-curved screen like the Nexus S
    4. Lesser 5MP Camera
    5. Slightly Thicker than the SGSII
    6. Runs ICS ( No biggie it will be ported over as soon as the full SDK is out )

    so all your paying for is a more ergonomic slightly cut down SGSII with NFC ( I Own both the GSGII & Nexus S ) so its not that im just slating the device but its not really making me want to go and get it.

  • Jordan


    I suggest rooting your nexus one, installing clockwork mod recovery, and wiping your battery stats. That typically leads to an increase in battery time. Sometimes phones don’t recognize extended batteries on their own, but with this trick, it definitely utilizes it.

  • http://legacysmp.com Alan

    Lindsay, your Nexus One does NOT have a 2430mAh battery. You have a 1400mAh battery, unless you purchased an extension. And in the latter case, your phone must have serious software/hardware power management problems, in such case you should get it fixed.

  • Curt

    Disappointed in the 5mp camera in back.

    Liking the screen size, processor, ram, memory, and battery.

    Wondering on the price point.

    At this point, I am waiting to see the specs on the reported Moto Razr… and release date for it and the Prime.

  • marden

    how do you handle 4.65″? i say my 4.3″ sgs2 is quite big

  • marden

    curt… why do you want more than 5mp for a shitty phone camera? you know more pixels dont make it a better camera most of the time it actually make it worse due to the higher density of the pixels on the camerasensor and do you ever think about printing your phonepictures? no ofc not, cause they always suck and therefore you dont need more than your screen can show = 2mp and most of the time you only use those pictures to post on FB which makes them like 0.5mp.

    my suggestion is that they should put a camera with somwehere between 0.5 and 2mp… but stupid people only cares about specs and they counts for a big share of the market, so guess google is now targeting the stuppid-consumer-segment

  • Sebastien

    I was expecting a 1.5 GHZ processor and a 8mp camera. Oh well! Only time will tell if these specs are really for the prime.

    Anyone know if the camera will have a flash?

  • Lindsay

    In reply to Alan – My Nexus One DOES have a 2430mAh battery. I bought the higher capacity battery as it the supplied battery would not last me a full day with Wi-Fi on all the time and almost constant browsing, emailing, video playing etc. I don’t think any battery/phone would last me long!

  • pawnrob

    I seriously hope this isnt the case.

    am I the only one that would be disappointed with this? I’ve been eagerly awaiting this new vanilla android OS phone for 5 months and decided to wait on upgrading to a galaxy s2 which as it appears will be of the same and in some cases superior specs (excluding screen size).

    If these are the specs.. and I’ve been and android supporter since day one… then I may lose some faith in google/samsungs ability to knock it out the park when they have the best opportunity ever..

  • Curt

    marden – I do know about pixels etc for a digital camera. My Droid X takes very good pictures, not up to the same quality as my Canon 10D, but I have professional glass on my Canon.

    I have printed pictures from my X with good results. I am not looking to get the same quality as my Canon, but I do want a good quality sensor, and good quality glass.