BGR released the latest details today about Google’s upcoming Nexus-branded Ice Cream Sandwich superphone due to release this November. Some of the expected specs such as a dual-core processor along with 1 GB of RAM, 1080p video capture, and 4G support are present. But there are a few surprises that Google has in store for us!
4G LTE Support
This tidbit would almost suggest that Verizon will definitely be getting their first taste of a vanilla-flavored Nexus phone. However, with AT&T beginning their LTE roll-out and Sprint pondering the same, it’s still up in the air as to where this bad boy lands.
No Hardware Buttons
Whaaaaaaaaaaat? I don’t even… I’ll just assume the capacitive buttons are backlit and rotate like the HTC Incredible S… unless they’re referring to some kind of touch-screen capacitive replacement for the screen on/off and the volume rocker.
5MP/1MP Dual Cams
Many prospective buyers might be turned off by the announcement of only 5 megapixels in the rear camera. However, even the most advanced gadget freaks are aware that MP’s mean about as much a GeeBee’s and Wifi’s. For comparison, pit any random 8MP Android camera against the iPhone 4’s 5MP stud of a shooter. It’s allllllllll in the sensor.
720p “Monster-Sized” Screen
This was the second most interesting bulletpoint of the article (behind the possibility of having an OMAP4 *squeee*). First off, you might be familiar with the term “qHD” to describe the quarter-HD resolution of 540×960 pixels found on such Motorola phones as the Atrix and the Droid Bionic, and also the latest superphone from HTC, the Sensation. If the rumors of a 720p screen hold true, that’s a resolution of 720×1280… and if you cram that into a screen the size of the monstrous Samsung Infuse’s 4.5″ diagonal display, something magical happens… you get 326 pixels per inch, the same resolution as the iPhone 4’s “Retina Display.”
Wow… just wow.