Disappointment after disappointment - if you've expected Nexus Prime to replace the iPhone 5 to greet you with a curved, slender body, the release of Samsung's next iPhone contender has been postponed.

While Samsung was expected to announce the launch of Nexus Prime at CTIA 2011 next week, the Korean tech giant and Google have changed their mind. 

Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall the two companies said in a statement. 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 did not specify the reason for the delay, but it could be an attempt to avoid conflicting with Steve Jobs' funeral, according to SlashGear.

It is somewhat comforting that Samsung is giving the world enough time to mourn for the loss of Jobs, a genius visionary who changed the world, before continuing on the relentless competition in the smartphone market.

Ahead of Samsung's official unveiling of Nexus Prime, whenever that may be, a video of Nexus Prime, the next Google flagship smartphone, has been apparently leaked.

The video below was uploaded by Mobilissimo, showing the 4.65-inch Android smartphone in action.  

Nexus Prime will be the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, and is expected to house a curved 4.65-inch 1,280x720-pixel Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen. Other tipped features include a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5-inch screen,1GB of RAM and 720p (1280 by 768) video resolution.

The latest report comes from BGR who say they have confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be a pure Google Experience device without any third party UI or modifications. The phone is also expected to be a Verizon Wireless exclusive in the U.S.

A teaser video released by Samsung earlier this week farther fueled the mounting expectation for a curved screen.

Something BIG is coming, reads the tagline as the screen shows a curved profile of a slender device.


The entire world focused on Apple's Let's Talk iPhone event on Tuesday, where the highly anticipated iPhone 5 turned out to be a non-event. The new iPhone coming on October 14 turned out to be 4S, a faster phone with some improved qualities. The 4S, however, was not redesigned with a teardrop design on a slimmer body as many expected in the iPhone 5.

After the iPhone 5 letdown, Samsung is ready to compete with Apple heads on, rolling out Nexus Prime with a curved, slender body - but just not yet.