Samsung teases Nexus Prime in new video

Oh Samsung, you temptress. The rumored builder of Google’s next developer phone, the Nexus Prime, just posted this YouTube video featuring 27 seconds of boring and three seconds of jaw-dropping wow. At the end of the ad is what appears to be a profile view of the upcoming superphone, just before a plug for Samsung’s Mobile Unpacked event at CTIA.

First impressions: man, that is some serious screen curve. The last developer phone, Samsung’s Nexus S, also featured a screen with curved tempered glass, but the Nexus Prime looks like it takes the concave styling to a new level. If you look closely, you can see three gold-colored circles on the phone’s side, possibly electrical contacts for a dock, a la the original Nexus One. You can see that the phone has an exaggerated bulge on the back, much more pronounced than the various Galaxy S II models.
Check the video below:

Rumored specs on the Samsung Nexus Prime include an HD 1280 x 720 screen, NFC and facial recognition capability, the latest dual-core processor and of course, the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. The as-yet-unnumbered software version will combine elements of Gingerbread and Honeycomb to create a unified Android platform. The preamble to Samsung’s video certainly seems to allude to some sweet food-based codenames. And if you think that it’s a coincidence that this preview came out the night of Apple’s iPhone 4S announcement, I’ve got some ocean-front property in Arizona to sell you.
Keep an eye on Android Community during CTIA for full coverage. The Samsung Unbox event – and hopefully the Nexus Prime unveiling – will be held next Tuesday, October 11th.


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