Will Samsung and Google's Latest Smartphone be Called the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus Prime?

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By Fionna Agomuoh , Christian Post Contributor
October 18, 2011|5:31 pm

The unveiling of the next Samsung and Google smartphone is just one day away on Oct. 19, and there is still much speculation over whether it will be called the Galaxy Nexus or the Nexus Prime.

A number of pseudonyms have been suggested for the smartphone since anticipation of its release began, including the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Samsung Nexus Prime, the Google Nexus Prime, the Samsung Droid Prime and the Google Nexus 3.

The smartphone has been most commonly referred to as either Galaxy Nexus or Nexus Prime.

Various leaks of information about the smartphone have referred to it by both names.

Recently, a Samsung U.K. representative has referred to the smartphone as the "Nexus Prime."

While accepting the award for Phone of the Year on behalf of the Samsung Galaxy S2 at the T3 gadget awards, Samsung U.K. sales director Andrew Glass told the audience that the Nexus Prime would soon be available.

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"You will have an announcement of the Nexus Prime very shortly and will be seeing it in shops sooner than you think," he said.

Two consecutive leaks of Verizon's inventory have the smartphone listed as the "Galaxy Nexus."

The first leak detailed that a phone listed as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would include mobile web, Bluetooth, voice activation, voice memo and 4G capability, among other specs.

The phone however will not be a "global phone" supporting both GSM and CDMA networks.

The second leak, published by Engadget from an anonymous source, detailed that a phone listed as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would be priced at $299 with a two-year contract.

The leak also lists the phone’s model number as “SCHi515MSV” and its advertising period from Nov. 10, 2011 to June 10, 2012.

The conflicting reports have left commentators in the dark about what the next Samsung and Google smartphone will be called.

However, they suggest that Nexus Prime is a codename developers have used for the phone in order to conceal Galaxy Nexus as its true name.

The Galaxy Nexus, or Nexus Prime is scheduled to be unveiled on Oct. 19 at Samsung and Google’s joint media event, “Samsung Mobile Unpacked: Google Episode,” in Hong Kong.

It is expected to be the first smartphone powered by the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, which will also be unveiled at “Samsung Mobile Unpacked.”

 

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