Samsung to manufacture next Google phone, the Nexus Prime?

By Emil
Jun 27, 2011
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  1. Google's first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, its third Nexus device, is arguably the world's most anticipated Android phone. To add to the hype, it turns out that the handset's 720p…

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Well Samsung is switching to a laser based production method so a 1280x720 SAMOLED isn't out of the question, but those specs are way off. Why would samsung buy the processor from Ti when they make a faster in house chip?

    1280x720 Super Amoled with an RGB matrix.
    8MP Back Camera, 2MP front facing
    1.2GHz Exynos processor(could possibly have been bumped up to 1.4)
    1GB Ram
    16/32GB internal storage

    That makes more sense for a Samsung made nexus device.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    +1 on that one Princeton, Exynos is a better choice IMO as well, and biggest advantage Samsung have is SAMOLEDs ...... a reason because of which I've stuck with GS.
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Well it just makes no sense considering it would be much more cost effective to use a chip Samsung manufactures instead of one that Samsung would have to buy from another company.

    The only way I could see it using a third party chip is if they went to Nvidia. Nvidia has been working closely with Google and they'd already won the place as the supported chip for the initial honeycomb release. So it wouldn't be too out there to think that Nvidia may have their KAL-EL chip in the next nexus phone.

    But between you and me I'd rather take a 1.4GHz Exynos dual core with a 720p SAMOLED over a Quad core Kal-el at 1.2GHz and a 720p LCD.
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    I would prefer 1GHz Dual Core with SAMOLED Plus 720p display just as it may be bit more battery efficient.

    Having a very fast or quad core chip in a mobile doesn't make sense for several reasons, e.g. shorter battery life, and erratic software updates (if at all). So having a quad core chip won't future proof a smartphone in anyway.
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Tegra 2 had the same TDP as my Hummingbird single core. I don't have any on hand but the dual core chips were actually saving battery life by either splitting up tasks, or completing them faster. It's usually referred to as race to the finish processing where you do it as fast as possible to get into idle mode faster.

    Also because KAL-EL uses a similar architecture to Tegra 2 most apps built for tegra 2 will work flawlessly.

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