Samsung Galaxy Nexus (not Droid Prime) with LTE shows up in Verizon’s system

If this newly leaked screenshot is to be believed, Verizon’s version of the Google Nexus Prime will not be called Droid Prime, as previously rumored, but Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

According to Droid-life, the image below is from Verizon’s Device Management system. And, well, we can clearly see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus listed as a 4G LTE device. It also looks like it won’t be a global phone. There’s still no word on pricing, but since we’re talking about Verizon’s next flagship LTE handset, $299 on contract is a good guess.

Samsung and Google have scheduled an Ice Cream Sandwich event for next week, on October 19, when the Nexus Prime should be finally announced. Most likely, official details about Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus will also be unveiled then. Verizon could launch the new handset befoer the end of this month. But, well, let’s see what happens next week first.

Author: Florin

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=613290299 Whyte Dynamyte

    I have to admit to having a little bit of phone envy to those iPhone 4S people, so tuesday night and the phone launch can’t come soon enough.  Would love to see some pictures of the back of the phone.  Hope the build quality is higher end, and includes a dual-core 1.5 ghz chip as opposed to the 1.2

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=613290299 Whyte Dynamyte

    I have to admit to having a little bit of phone envy to those iPhone 4S people, so tuesday night and the phone launch can’t come soon enough.  Would love to see some pictures of the back of the phone.  Hope the build quality is higher end, and includes a dual-core 1.5 ghz chip as opposed to the 1.2

  • Anonymous

    It sad it will not be a global phone, how come Samsung can make the Galexy SII HD (South Korea) a global phone, and the prime will not be one. Makes no sense to me, both use LTE.

  • Mindxset

    the galaxy nexus is a google/samsung phone thats why although samsung might be okay with making a global phone, google has certain issues in different countries.

  • Guest420

    why would you have phone envy? iphone 4s is lame.  Other than the dual core the iphone 4s is what the iphone 4 should have been.  And as far as 1.5 vs. 1.2,  those .3ghz won’t make a bit of difference. 

  • Guest420

    why would you have phone envy? iphone 4s is lame.  Other than the dual core the iphone 4s is what the iphone 4 should have been.  And as far as 1.5 vs. 1.2,  those .3ghz won’t make a bit of difference. 

  • Guest420

    why would you have phone envy? iphone 4s is lame.  Other than the dual core the iphone 4s is what the iphone 4 should have been.  And as far as 1.5 vs. 1.2,  those .3ghz won’t make a bit of difference. 

  • Anonymous

    I suspect it has more to do with Verizon and their CDMA network than Google or Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    Still odd my Verizon Blackberry was global…

  • Shadow

    It will be GSM when it went through the FCC it came out with GSM radios/ along with LTE radios. We will all find out on the 19th. 

  • Anonymous

    I just saw a picture on line with with specific, and it said it is not a world phone. In order to work on Verizon it would have to support cdma (as the one in korea does) and gsm and lte.

  • Andrew Vierling

    Not a world phone? That might be a deal breaker.

  • Chopstic9

    Iphones are fine for people that like to be told what to do… The Android platform is so far superior to anyone that is ms windows fluent. The file structure is compatible.

  • Anonymous

    i’m a diehard android user, but i’m thankful for the simplicity of the iphone, fostering competition and bringing in a wider user base that was not tech-savvy. Android still has a little ways to go in this arena.

  • Yamibrain555

    i think its gonna be at&t’s first 4g LTE phone because they have the network ready but they have no phones soo yea thats a posibility

  • Alekzander

    ummmm fostering competition? You do know that apple is currently suing everyone who has a touch screen phone claiming they stole their idea just to slow down Android right? Apple can’t handle the fact that Android surpassed them, so they want to hold them back as much as possible. It’s pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    not for the 90% of the people that are buying one.

  • Anonymous

    not for the 90% of the people that are buying one.

  • Anonymous

    not for the 90% of the people that are buying one.

  • Anonymous

    not for the 90% of the people that are buying one.

  • Anonymous

    god damn i cant believe im about to defend an iphone but.. 1.5 is not a big deal over 1.2 but your not aware the processor has 2 cores, which is a big deal.

  • Anonymous

    god damn i cant believe im about to defend an iphone but.. 1.5 is not a big deal over 1.2 but your not aware the processor has 2 cores, which is a big deal.

  • Anonymous

    god damn i cant believe im about to defend an iphone but.. 1.5 is not a big deal over 1.2 but your not aware the processor has 2 cores, which is a big deal.

  • Anonymous

    god damn i cant believe im about to defend an iphone but.. 1.5 is not a big deal over 1.2 but your not aware the processor has 2 cores, which is a big deal.

  • Anonymous

    I’m on AT&T and I want this phone so bad.  If it’s Verizon-only it’ll break my heart.  And I will scramble immediately to find out when a GSM version will come.  Nexus phones seem to always start as a carrier exclusive and spread out later on.

  • Guest

    2 cores have been standard for a long time now, and 2 cores does not mean double the processor speed, but having 2 channels to use that speed.

    The iPhone 4S is once again playing catch up coming out of the gate. For Apple products, you’re always paying tomorrow prices for yesterday technology.

  • Fandroid

    i’m glad that they didn’t go with the stupid Droid branding. if the phone is what it’s been hyped up to be, it makes sense not to brand it as “just another Droid.” let’s just hope that they don’t keep pushing back the date for the unveiling.

  • Fandroid

    i’m glad that they didn’t go with the stupid Droid branding. if the phone is what it’s been hyped up to be, it makes sense not to brand it as “just another Droid.” let’s just hope that they don’t keep pushing back the date for the unveiling.

  • Bigdaddykane

    iphone had a touch/phone/everything years before google,
    don’t hate the playa,
    hate the game.

  • Bigdaddykane

    iphone had a touch/phone/everything years before google,
    don’t hate the playa,
    hate the game.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FG2FWQDX5J4YDUPQSOB5K6A4QU Hussain

    Only if Verizon would return the unlimited plan, it will make it sweeter

  • Kingswing

    Yeah, and palm had it years before iphone, so what….. apple didnt invent sh!t.

  • Crazyjek762

    Fingerworks invented the touch technology. Not Apple. Get over your fanboy shit.

  • Crazyjek762

    Fingerworks invented the touch technology. Not Apple. Get over your fanboy shit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UMHTRR7WQTLP5J6RYTIIYRA4CQ Buboy

    Zeum is right, but it’s not just because the 4S uses dual core.  It’s because it’s using the A5 chip which is used in the ipad2.  That thing is fast.  You can google it yourself or I can give you links of benchmarks showing this.  Furthermore, in most cases you cannot compare chip speed based on frequency (1.5GHz vs whatever) unless they are the same chip.  It’s like comparing a 2.2GHz Core i7 with a 3.0GHz Pentium4.  The Core i7 will run laps around the P4.   I could be wrong but from what I see, there is no Android phone as of now that can surpass the 4S’s A5 speed.  (I hope the Nexus Prime will prove me wrong though).  And this is after the A5 been underclocked to ~800MHz for the iphone (ipad2 has 1GHz).  This chip is actually manufactured by Samsung for Apple.  I’ve upgraded from an iPhone to an Android a couple of years back but I have to admit that Apple makes quality products.  I’ve even had both at the same time a year ago (iphone 4 for work and Nexus One for personal use.  Anyway, I can’t wait for the Prime to hit the US.  I hope they make this a global phone and sell it unlocked like the other Nexus.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UMHTRR7WQTLP5J6RYTIIYRA4CQ Buboy

    I agree with both of you.  Iphone is easy to use and the user interface is very smooth.  I’ve been an iPhone user and I can see why ordinary users love those things.  I have to admit they make good products.  I have since given the iphone 4 to my wife and have been using Android ever since because of the customization that it allows.   I also agree with Alekz that Apple stifles competition by suing them.  I think what Scorch probably meant was that Apple fosters ingenuity by making other manufacturers stay on top of their game.  (which is a very good thing for us Android users)

  • Badger badger

    This better be coming to att. Ive been so excited for it. Dont let me down. I need to ditch my iPhone.

  • Evan675

    yeah and droids have that already, so no big deal

  • Evan675

    yeah and droids have that already, so no big deal

  • Evan675

    yeah and droids have that already, so no big deal

  • Ssj5iman

    if it’s verizon only google will be shooting them selves in the foot again like with the n1 .they have a chance to make some huge ground with this one but they love to screw that up

  • Tony Perez

    Only if you travel outside of the country enough for it to matter. Otherwise, many people can get a disposable phone for “talking” when they’re in a foreign country. Then use your Nexus on WiFi for the fun stuff. 

  • Tony Perez

    As a VZW user, I’m sorry. ;-)

    Seriously, you may want to check and see if the model being introduced in Hong Kong is international (GSM and unlocked). It may cost a few more dollars to get it sooner but you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits sooner too.

  • Tony Perez

    Remember, all the other carriers have the GII. They won’t want to compete with their inventory of those if they released the new Nexus too soon. I’m sure they’re counting on Verizon to grow demand so more customers of the other carriers will be ready to get one. I hope you can get Nexus joy by the December holidays. I’m looking forward to getting mine in a few weeks.

  • Tony Perez

    Very good point! I’m ready for the Nexus!! I’ve had the OG Droid for almost two years now and I’ve seen the other Droid branded phones come and go. It’s now at the point where I’m not impressed. After VZW released the Droid Bionic and (after waiting for months) it didn’t have all the features people expected, I no longer counting on Droid-branded products for cutting edge tech. I’m happy to see a Nexus handset coming to Verizon (hopefully) untouched by bloatware and other garbage. Let the OS and hardware be free! 

  • Tony Perez

    They have their reasons. One I can think of is COST. The vast majority of consumers in the USA don’t need a Global handset. Therefore, they can produce one that’s less expensive for that large demographic. If the VZW Nexus in the USA were a Global model, I’d expect them to jack up the price another $50 for something I might use once a year. Not worth it. I’m OK with they way it is at what will likelty be a lower price than a global model. 

  • Tony Perez

    It may be capable but VZW may not want to support it to save money for their consumers who don’t want or need it. We’ll see. Maybe it’ll be possible for international travelers to go to VZW and, for an extra fee, get their phone configured for global capability. It’s not only about hardware. The software needs to be there for the functions to operate.

  • Tony Perez

    I don’t believe it’s about Google “in different countries.” I’m sure there are plenty of people who travel with Android-based handsets all over the world whether the handset is global or not. However, when it’s a global phone, it requires an extra level of commitment by the carrier to support it. That means extra costs. Who pays? The consumer. The carrier will pass on the extra expense to us. So, why bother if the vast majority of people don’t want or need it?

  • Tony Perez

    Carrier pick a few handsets they will support as Global. However, notice that those handsets don’t always have every new feature available on other high-end handsets. The reason is cost. It has to be a balance between features and how much a consumer will pay.

  • Anonymous

    I understand what you saying, however the phone 4s, is a global phone and so is the galaxy S II HD (which will sell in korea) Most of asia use cdma technology, and most of the world gsm. The only problem I see is making a phone that is LTE, GSM, & CDMA compliant. If they can do it in Korea why not on Verizon?