Google’s third Nexus branded handset, the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus Prime - whatever it ends up being called - will bring some neat design changes as well as a brand new browser, according to latest leaked specs.
A lucky Fandroid named Jacob Epstein, who was reportedly given a show and tell of the hitherto unannounced kit by a Google employee, has claimed that it will boast a ‘touch-sensitive bezel’ that will bring up on-screen buttons when tapped or swiped. A recent hands-on video of what was purported to be the Nexus Prime revealed it will do away with physical buttons in favour of on-screen ones.
The handset is also apparently thinner than the iPhone 4S, but unlike previous rumours, will not feature a metal casing but rather a ‘high-quality plastic’ that feels ‘futuristic’, whatever that means.
Also revealed is that the handset will come with a new web browser, most probably Google Chrome, with support for tabbed browsing and more responsive pinch-to-zoom gestures. Sweeping aside confusion over the snapper it might be packing, the source has claimed it will be an eight-megapixel number similar to the Galaxy S2 with dual LED flash.
The third Google-branded challenger will likely be unveiled officially on October 19th in Hong Kong. A Samsung spokesperson said last Friday: "We are unpacking our new Android phone in concurrence with Google.”
Stay tuned as we bring you more on the Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus in the days to come. In the meantime, feast your eyes on our round-up of all the latest gen available on the hotly awaited kit.