While Apple unveiled iPhone 4S just a day before Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs died, Samsung held back the launch of Google’s Nexus Prime (which was scheduled on Oct.11) as a mark of respect to the memory of the computer genius.
The Android smartphone is expected to release on Nov. 10, 2011, and the launch would takeplace between Nov. 10 and May 2012, according to the U.S. carrier Verizon, reported Engadget.
If the site’s predictions are true, Apple’s iPhone 4S, which has sold over 4 million in the first 3 days is soon going to see a rival on its way.
Samsung Galaxy S2, which was looked upon as the “iPhone 5 killer” has fetched a good deal of sales and now the next version, Galaxy S3, is expected to be released in 2012. The new leaks of the release and specifications of the Nexus Prime along with the unveiling of the new operating system, Google's Ice-cream Sandwich, makes the Apple vs Samsung battle more likely.
Here’s a comparison of the specs of iPhone 4S and Nexus Prime:
Nexus Prime, which is also known as the Galaxy Nexus, is the first smartphone to run on Google Inc.'s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is thinner than the iPhone 4S. Apple’s iPhone 4S has brought a lot of disappointment to the iPhone fans as the device failed to bring in any innovative design, unlike other Apple products. The iPhone 4S has a size of 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm, while Nexus Prime is 9 mm thick.
The iPhone 4S runs on 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, which is seven times faster than iPhone 4, but Samsung Nexus Prime with a dual-core 1.2 GHz Ti OMAP 4460 processor is definitely faster.
Smartphone users prefer a larger display as it is less strenuous for the eye. Nexus Prime has a larger display than iPhone 4S with a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display and HD 1280x720 resolution. The iPhone 4S has a display resolution of 3.5-inch, 640 x 960 pixels, LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touch screen, 16M colors.
Nexus Prime has a full GB RAM, which is more powerful than iPhone 4S with a 512 MB RAM.
The Nexus Prime comes with a 4G LTE capability, which is not available in iPhone 4S. 4G LTE has a higher download speed compared to the 3G-enabled iPhone 4S.
In terms of camera quality and battery power, both the phones sport similar fire-power. The iPhone 4S has a 8MP camera same as the Nexus Prime, 3264x2448 pixels with autofocus, LED flash; secondary camera for video chat. Comparing the battery power, iPhone 4S has a built-in Li-Po 1420 mAh and Nexus Prime has a built-in battery of 1,750 mAh.
The iPhone 4S runs on Apple’s new OS, iOS 5 which sports 200 new features including iCloud, iMessage, newsstand, reminder, Safari web browser and Twitter integration, which are already existent in Android OS. Android’s new Ice cream Sandwich platform will have a new unlock screen, virtual buttons, new launchers, resizable widgets and added functionality for NFC.