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Samsung Nexus Prime Release Date: Smartphone to be Unveiled Oct. 19

Samsung’s Nexus Prime smartphone will debut on Oct. 19, according to engadget.com.

The tech site claims it has inside sources that revealed the Mobile Unpacked event the Nexus Prime was scheduled to debut at will take place in Hong Kong on that date.

The highly anticipated unveiling of Samsung’s Nexus Prime smartphone was postponed last week after the death of former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Rumors spread shortly after the delay stating Samsung was having patent issues with Apple and that was the reason it pushed the smartphone’s unveiling back.

These rumors were confirmed to be false.

The event was originally supposed to take place on Oct. 11 at this week’s CTIA festivities.

Other websites have reported that the Nexus Prime will not be unveiled until the beginning of November.

If the smartphone does debut on Oct. 19 in Hong Kong, U.S. residents will get their first look at the device on the 18th due to the difference in time zones.

Engadget has stated that it will provide coverage of the event along with confirming that the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital will also show its face in Hong Kong.

The Nexus Prime has gone by many different names including Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus and Google Nexus Prime.

No official name for the device has been confirmed by Samsung.

The Korea-based electronics company has enjoyed much success in the smartphone market this year the Galaxy S2.

With the release of Apple’s iPhone 4S, the playing field has become a lot more interesting and the Nexus Prime will most likely be set up to take on the next generation smartphone.

The Nexus Prime will be the first Android smartphone running on Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest installment in Google’s operating system.

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