Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless is reportedly gearing up for the release of a new high-end Android-based mobile phone on its airwaves, one that might arrive on shelves under the name of DROID Prime.
Manufactured by Samsung
, the new device will bring along the first taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, if some of the latest reports
on the matter are to be believed.
The Samsung DROID Prime seems to be the long rumored Nexus Prime handset that was spotted on Verizon's hallways only recently, but which should arrive exclusively at this carrier.
The handset will be far superior to Galaxy S II, it seems, being capable to easily out-perform the upcoming iPhone 5 model from Apple.
The new device is said to sport the model number of SCH-i515, and might be released on the shelves at Verizon sometime in October, in line with the previously rumored release date for the Nexus Prime
In a way, this explains why only AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have been set to launch the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone.
However, it appears that DROID Prime will once again be capable to bring the DROID family of devices at Verizon to the headlines, provided that the rumors on it being a great device will indeed pan out.
What should be interesting to see is what the Nexus Prime will be all about when made available for purchase, since it was said to be the next high-end Google phone, coming from Samsung as well.
No info on the specifications list of DROID Prime
emerged for the time being, but it might resemble the previously announced Galaxy S II LTE smartphone from Samsung, which packs a large 4.5-inch touchscreen display, along with a fast 1.5GHz dual-core application processor.
There are still a wide range of details shrouded in mystery on the DROID Prime and Verizon's plans for it, so we'll have to wait for an official announcement on the matter to learn more on it.