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Google Nexus Prime images surface online

Google Nexus Prime images surface online

Photos of what is purported to be the Google Nexus Prime have cropped up online, as the search giant prepares for a third tilt at an own-branded handset.

Unearthed by SG Best and picked up on by Stuff TV, the snaps from a Singaporean retailer take in the front and back of the Samsung-manufactured kit and apparently reveal we’re in for more plasticky build than we’d hoped.

And there’s a side-on image too. As was previously evident in a Samsung/Google teaser video from earlier this month, this suggests that the phone will have a tapered form factor that recalls Sony Ericsson’s Arc.

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As far as specs go, though, there’s nary a hint of anything new to be gleaned. However, if previous leaks are to believed its spec sheet will include a camera of either five or eight megapixels and a whopping, tablet-esque 4.65-inch SuperAMOLED display.

A dual core 1.5GHz processor is also believed to be on board to keep everything ticking over, as well as the all-new Ice Cream Sandwich iteration of Android, which blends elements of the tablet-optimised Honeycomb version with the existing Gingerbread smartphone take on the OS.

Samsung and Google had been expected to unveil the phone this week at the Samsung Unpacked event at the CTIA expo. However, a matter of days before the launch the companies announced they would not debut any new devices at the tech beano.


Stuff TV

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