Samsung Nexus Prime: Can it Deliver What iPhone 4S Couldn't?

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on October 09 2011 9:10 AM
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With the hype of the iPhone 4S dying out and the realization there is no iPhone 5, Samsung may be able to capitalize on the Apple ennui with the upcoming Nexus Prime.

The phone is said to have a 4.65-inch curved glass screen with 720p resolution. The curved glass will mean a greater degree of privacy when viewing the screen. Some other impressive features are 1GB of RAM and the TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It will include 32GB of built-in storage. It will have a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megaixel front-facing camera and can record video in 1080p HD. The phone will also be LTE/HSPA 4G enabled and feature Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

The phone will also have the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile OS. No real details have, however, come out on the new OS.

It will be our most ambitious launch to date, executives told PC Magazine.

The new phone may be able to take some more market share away from Apple. According to recent analysis Apple has 27.3 percent of the smart phone market. But Google has captured 43.7 percent of the market since its Android OS is available on a much wider array of smartphones.

Apple recently disappointed the tech community after a much hyped Let's talk iPhone press conference didn't result in the unveiling of the iPhone 5. Instead Apple announced the iPhone 4S.

The Nexus Prime's screen will be almost a full inch bigger than the 4S's 3.5-inch screen. Also 4G and Near Field Communication showed up on a lot of wishlists when tech reporters thought Apple was going to release the iPhone 5.

Samsung was due to announce the phone Oct. 11, but reports say they have postponed that announcement.

Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced, the companies announced, according to Engadget.

Engadget also reports that Samsung postponed the announcement in respect of Steve Jobs, who passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, a day after the iPhone 4S was launched. The company may have also postponed the announcement because of the underwhelming response to Apple's new products, and the company is no longer feeling the pressure to present a new smartphone.

No matter the reason we'll probably get the first look at the new Android OS at the Oct. 11 event. We won't have to wait too long for the Nexus Prime, since executives say the phone will be released in November.

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