Samsung has already basically confirmed its involvement in the development of the Google Nexus Prime — the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered successor to the Nexus S — and now the device’s user agent profile has surfaced. The big news here, besides the fact that the name for GT-I9250’s UAProf is nexusprime.xml, is the rather surprising (and perhaps disappointing) listing of a 480×800 WVGA resolution.
Now, it’s certainly possible that Samsung falsified the information here, under the assumption that this document would be made public; after all, the MMS Max Image Resolution, which is usually the same
as the main camera’s resolution, is listed at just 1200×1600 — and we can be fairly certain that Prime will be able to capture images greater than two megapixels.
We’ve seen HTC begin to omit nearly all identifying information from its pre-release device UAProfs, so it would not be out of the question for Samsung to do the same. And with the rumor mill putting Prime at 720p — the same as next-generation handsets like the Motorola Droid HD and HTC Vigor — we seriously doubt that Google’s next flagship could feature anything less than a qHD display.
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