Samsung and Google are widely expected to launch their highly anticipated Nexus Prime next Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Samsung Mobile's Unpacked 2011 event in San Diego, Calif. Codenamed Nexus Prime, the smartphone has more recently been called the Galaxy Nexus.

The new Nexus smartphone has been rumored for months and is still unconfirmed. However, Samsung leaked pictures on Tuesday sparking discussion of arguably the hottest Android phone of the year.

A sensational teaser was also released Thursday further sparking buzz about the iPhone competitor.

Reportedly the upcoming (Galaxy) Nexus (Prime) will feature a 4.65-inch, 720p HD-quality Super AMOLED screen, a blazingly fast dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a powerful dual-core GPU from Imagination, an 8 megapixel camera, full 1080p HD video-shooting camera, 1 GB of RAM, Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities, 4G, and a 2050mAh battery, which should last for a couple of days without charging. The GSM Arena claims the Nexus should also be LTE-enabled, boasting a dual GSM/CDMA radio, just like the Apple iPhone 4S. The Nexus is likely to have the most impressive display of any smartphone yet.

Most promising, the Nexus Prime will be the first device to run Google's newest version of Android 4.0, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich. The program is Google's first attempt at creating one single unified mobile OS, taking features and interfaces from both smartphones and tablets to help streamline both products.

With its high-tech specs, revolutionary Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and impressive display, it is believed that the Nexus will be a fierce competitor for the current iPhone 4S and the potential iPhone 5.

It is rumored that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will only be a Verizon Wireless exclusive.