The first live snap of what is purported to be the Google/Samsung Nexus Prime has been leaked online.
Obtained by GSMArena, the shot reveals only a part of the handset, but enough to include some interesting tidbits about the display as well as the fact it doesn’t appear to pack any physical buttons as had been rumoured.
According to data shown on the display, it boasts a resolution of 1280x720 (720p HD), with an impressive pixel density of 320dpi. Whether it’s the PenTile matrix variety that makes letters on screen appear as crisp as printed ones, though, is unclear. However, it does seem to back up rumours that the handset sports a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED panel.
The display metrics also reveal that the actual height of the screen takes up 1184 pixels. The remaining 96 are used for on-screen buttons that replace the touch-sensitive counterparts of its predecessor.
The Nexus Prime is expected to be the debut handset for Google’s upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich iteration of Android, rocking a revamped UI and features fused from the current Gingerbread and Honeycomb editions of the OS to address long-running fragmentation concerns.
Samsung is likely to announce the handset officially next week at its Unpacked 2011 event at a special ‘Google episode’, exactly a week after Apple is set to unveil its newest iPhone later today.
Stay tuned as we bring you more Nexus Prime news in the days to come.