BGR has exclusively learned from a close source of ours that Verizon Wireless has passed on offering the Samsung GALAXY S II in favor of something even better. We reported last week that Verizon isn’t going to sell the GALAXY S II, and we have now been told why. Apparently, “Verizon doesn’t think the Samsung GALAXY S II will be competitive with the iPhone 5 when it launches.” Instead, not only is Verizon launching the Samsung DROID Prime, a device that is sure to be the new flagship Android phone ahead of the holidays, but the company will have the handset as an exclusive. The DROID Prime is expected to be the first smartphone to launch with Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” and we have been told the model number is SCH-i515.
Will the iPhone 5 be a pace setter? Or will it be blown away by the Prime? (Talking performance here, not sales.) A lot will come down to how will Ice Cream Sandwich holds up in the real world. iOS 5 is going to be tough to beat (since it’s stolen the best parts of all the other major phone OSes.)
The Samsung Nexus Prime is expected to be the first smartphone to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich and have 4.5" HD(1280x720) Super AMOLED HD + touchscreen, dual-core processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, and more.
It may have 1GB of RAM, 1080p HD video capture and playback, a front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. It supposedly will be without hard buttons for navigation.
These specs are slightly more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S II that has a 1.22GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 dual-core processor.
Via: Wireless and Mobile News
Do you have to carry that otter around with you to use the phone?
terms | privacy | contactCopyright © 2006-2020