Nexus S Specs Leaked?

The Nexus S leaks continue, with another leaked image from Best Buy internal systems. This particular snapshot shows some specs of the Nexus S and confirms T-Mobile as the designated service provider for the handset. According to the image, the Nexus S, sadly, won’t be 4G capable as the technology details reveal the handset is only able to handle HSUPA 5.76 (uplink)/7.2 (Downlink). The image also confirms that the Nexus S will sport a 5 megapixel camera, and a 1500 mAh battery.

Is the lack of 4G going to be a deal breaker for you?


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  • crazythunder

    wow. tmobile starts a 4g advertising war, and then puts out a nexus 2 that can’t do hspa+? just…

    • 67_390_coupe

      When is T-Mobile putting out a Nexus 2/S? Considering they never “put out” the N1, I would say never.

      • phonegeek


        • EAA575

          What he said.

    • Hawarr

      Tmo isn’t launching the nexus S, just like Tmo never launched the nexus 1. Tmo is allowing Google (and Samsung) to run the phone on their network but they are not calling the shots. This is just Google’s next try at reinventing the smart phone distribution market. It didn’t work over the internet so this time they will try it exclusively through a big box store.

    • davidohio

      t-mobile is not putting out the nexus s they only support it on their network.

    • remixfa

      that looks more like placeholder information from the galaxy S. I wouldnt put too much stock in it, especially concidering sammy pulled the nexus S so they could put a dual core chip in it. Its not going to be released for a little while so I wouldnt pay any attention to the “specs” listed… especially since they match the vibrant.

  • ThreeFourSeven

    I was gonna trade my myTouch 4G for this phone but why trade and HSPA+ phone for a non HSPA+ phone.

    • Flyingrequin

      Really — do you actually get >7 Mbs on the MT4G

    • Flyingrequin

      Really — do you actually get >7 Mbs on the MT4G

      • fargerjaques

        What he said!

  • some internet dude

    All I want is confirmation that this will be the next Google Dev phone, only then will I pick one up.

  • Henry

    I sincerely hope Derek’s comment at Phandroid is legit:

    >>23. Derek wrote on November 11, 2010

    I am a manager within Best Buy Mobile. I have been with Best Buy for over a decade. Unless we changed product information systems in the last 10 hours this is NOT an actual shot. I can’t find this information and on our actual screens the information is NOT laid out in that order. I am surprised no other Best Buy employees have jumped on this.<<

    Official specs will tell…

    • 2FR35H

      I agree

    • DukeHatz

      I agree also.

      If this is supposedly for T-mobile USA at Best Buy in the USA, then why would they spell labor the British way and not the American way?

  • threetee14

    i straight up will love this phone…. this phone pretty much perfects the Vibrant( with that oh-so-sweet super amoled). Added camera flash, ffc, no touchwiz and google updates on day one.

  • dma76

    no hspa+ is a deal breaker, the Super AMOLED screen is awesome, but the screen on the MT4G isn’t too bad, definitely not worth giving up HSPA+ over, IMHO

    • Jmc87

      it might be a dealbreaker for you , but not for me.
      Some ppl are not even gettin over 5 mbson their are

  • pdxmatts

    TMO didn’t put it out. Google did. TMO is just the carrier for it. Shouldn’t blame TMO.

    • fish

      I don’t think google put this phone out. I don’t think that it’s the google nexus 2 just because samsung puts out a phone called nexus. nexus kinda goes along with their theme, galaxy, nexus, probably gonna put out the nebula next.

      • 2FR35H

        Dude face the facts Google put out this phone. What reason is there to believe google didn’t? I can think up of a strong reasons why Google is the one putting it out. One Android 2.3 as its not on any other device but this one currently its a safe bet. 2nd the name is Nexus 2, usually if its your scenario they would have had to have a Nexus One and who had Nexus One? Google. Since this is Nexus 2 its only common sense to believe that Nexus One was the prime and this is Google’s sequel. to say its not is just denial.

        • LMFAOTTMMO

          Can we say, you just won that debate =)

        • fish

          The google ceo said they aren’t putting out any more phones.

          The nexus 1 is still one of the best phones available, and could easily take android updates past 2.2.

          There has been nothing from google indicating there is another phone they will use for developmental purposes.

          The name of this phone is not “nexus 2”, the name of this phone is “nexus s”.

  • Anand

    Finally, an Android phone with graphics!

  • mtnman

    The fact that this is the Nexus S being the upgrade to the Vibrant is a nice thing. I mean having a FFC is nice, a camera w/flash is also good. Not being HSPA+ isn’t. To make video calls on this you’d have to do it like the iPhone and do it over a WiFi connection. This is something that T-Mobile has been harping on AT&T about with their iPhone and now are going to make a phone that does the same thing. After all if you make a video call on 3G I’d be crappy.

    • tipsofme

      So T-Mobile makes your Samsung phones in your world? Nice, does Time Warner make your Samsung TV’s too? Get a clue.

    • Flyingrequin

      what is 4G if you can reach those speed ever??

  • mtnman

    This phone will be relesed to all the carriers just like it’s Galaxy S line was. I suppose that’s why it’s not an HSPA+ device.

    • somebody

      wasn’t the epic 4g? as in 4g capable ( in the galaxy s line ) and all the other were regular 3g.

      your logic doesn’t add up.

      correct me if im wrong

      • Bimmerz

        Yes, the Epic is 4G – I had it for awhile, and tested it in downtown where we have 4G – worked like a charm! But had to return, due to Sprint’s lousy service within my home. Which is fine by me, as I really prefer Tmo! :)

  • Claude

    a 4.3- or 4.5-inch “sAMOLED2” display, presumably standing for “Super AMOLED 2” and implying that Sammy’s made some advancements over the screens we’ve been seeing on the Galaxy S series this year. It’ll naturally have Android Gingerbread and be equipped with an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p video capture, 14.4Mbps HSPA, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1.2GHz core of some sort, and 16GB of storage onboard. The deck describes it as having an “ultra sleek design,” and judging from the side shot, we’d tend to agree.

    Check this out here:

    • tipsofme

      And if it has the hand job option, can we call it God and it grant us three wishes? No- Because its still made by Samsung. The wish will come in a promises that never show up!

  • Claude

    Exclusive: Samsung ‘flagship’ phone with Gingerbread and huge display coming in early 2011

  • J
    • David, Managing Editor

      This is a nice looking phone but there is no indicator this is or could be a T-Mobile device so don’t get your hopes up just yet!

      • 2FR35H


        How about the part where it tout 14.4 HSPA ? only two carriers in the USA samsung cater’s to that have HSPA+ networks. T-Mobile and AT&T.

  • Rilesman

    I want the 4inch goodness, but not forsaking HSPA+

  • vinny

    Very proud owner of the Nexus One. Nexus One was made on open Android platform. If this is not a true Google Nexus One then it is all clouds and mirrors. Why no HSPA+ ???? Very dumb, not that download speeds of 7.2 are noot great and it is not very often that you even see that on HSPA+ network but why not throw it in??? It better have a kick ass processor and all the bells and whistles to go along with it. If not you might as well keep the best device still currently out there, the NEXUS ONE.
    PS I would rather have seen HTC + GOOGLE COMBINE FOR THE NEXUS TWO.

    • Hawarr

      I don’t think Google knew T-Mo was going to call HSPA+ 4G and start the 4G wars when they were designing the device with Samsung. Think back 4-6 months ago when the phone was being designed, all HSPA+ was to the common folk was faster 3G.

      I agree with your PS comment and want to further it by saying if HTC and Google would have done this phone together it would have had a HSPA+ radio like the G2 and MT4G.

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  • bmg314

    I don’t know if anyone has asked this elsewhere, but is it maybe possible that Google sold the rights to the nexus name?

    I don’t know, but if this phone does exist, I think its getting the same treatment that the Glacier name got when no one knew what that was, and everyone was oohing and aahing about it being a 4.3 inch android with dual core processors, etc, etc. In the end, although a great device, the glacier/mt4g fell short of the hype.

    I’mVery happy with my g2, thank you.

  • trini_pirate

    lack of 4g will NOT hinder me from getting it…. i’ll just upgrade to the next phone later on

  • now_onTMO

    me want this! LOL

    but what am i gonna do with my vibrant? should i get this phone? or just wait till next year around summer for the galaxy s2?? ( if it’s even real)

    so rumor has it , that this phone will get a dual core, hence the launch being delayed.. and samsung better slap 4G on it as well, i hope they are..

  • Brian

    I’m glad I got the Mytouch 4g and didn’t wait for this.

  • Lbdagreat1

    My mt4g protects me from shiny plastic phones! Lol

  • DigiDominus

    Wow really? No 4G? I’ve kinda been looking down my nose at Samsung for a while in the phone department (plasticy feeling Galaxy phones didn’t help change my opinion despite great screen) and this just seems like a step backward. Or rather, a waste of time. Almost disrespectful, they get to use the Nexus name and they’re about to put out something sub par that’ll just be over shadowed by every other phone out, its kinda sad but whatever. T-Mobile just started its 4G ad campaign, they need heavy hitting phones that are 4G capable so they can keep boasting.

  • Mike
  • Wilma Flintstone

    Tmo gets HSPA+/4g but gets hardly any phones that support it. *sigh*

    Hey everybody, lookey what Verizon may be getting if images are true:

  • techy2010

    Did anyone notice the 3rd line of the specs in picture above?
    1/2″ Length.
    That would make for a really interesting mobile.

    The cheap slippery plastic on this mobile is a turn-off.
    NO 4G?! Its no wonder that Tmobile is getting this second rate mobile…

  • mingkee

    It’s probably available unlocked.
    It makes no sense that forthcoming $500+ branded phone doesn’t equip 3.75G (I still deny 4G on any carrier, sorry).
    As I wanted Vibrant, I should get NS even it doesn’t have 3.75G (the 3.5G is pretty good in NYC even for tethering).

  • Lizzy

    coming out this weekend on sunday at my best buy here in baltimore :)

  • Lizzy

    but just incase you all are wanting more of a phone..
    there is another one coming 2 months later

    • Claude

      Its funny. I posted the exact same website link last night and it was deleted. This one will have HSPA.

      • Lizzy

        Claude – yeah dave deletes a lot of stuff from different websites..
        he doesnt put anything useful like this information on here for people like us who want up to date information..which stinks…this will also be deleted i beter

      • Bimmerz

        I too posted this on page 1, and it’s still there – as is yours Claude. :)

  • FlyingRequin

    This is a great phone – I had told myself that I would get the vibrant 2 when it comes out or the next nexus — here is my combo dream come true!

    I don’t care about it not being 4G as I have never seen my vibrant even come close to it theoretical max in my area (max I have seen is about 4Mbs.) I don’t know that any Mytouch users out there actually get anything close to 10Mbs — let me know if you do – I’d be interested where and at what time :)

    So until, the network can truly support 4G speed — why do you need a 4G phone?

    • Vibrant Addict

      +1. We think so alike, even in our future device purchases those are my two options. haha

    • MT4G/G2/HD2 USER

      I get at least 9megs every time I get on the net with my mt4g. The speeds are insane. I could not go back to a non + phone. I’m in Kansas City mo.

  • TangoPapa

    Samsung’s battery drain and NO HSPA+? No thanks…!!! next….

  • onthecouchagain

    Folks, as already mentioned by websites and commenters, this is not official spec data. It may be HSPA+ (aka 4G) capable after all. As AndroidandMe are reporting, these Best Buy leaked specs may be old:

    Either way, time will tell. I understand everyone is voicing their opinion and disappointment for lack of 4G, but when virtually every comment is precisely about that – based on unofficial information – it really takes away from the experience of reading comments.

    We get it. Now let’s wait for some solid info. so our complaints might have more clout.

  • McPhoney

    it’s hilarious how it says HSUPA instead of HSPA and also if they were going to reference upload and download it would’ve been HSDPA/HSUPA.

    i call BS

  • 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

    the perfect monster phone!(x 100)

    hope it comes to T-MOBILE.

    david, know anything about it on tmobile?

    • 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

      the SAMSUNG FLAGSHIP will be my next phone, lol idc what carrier it goes to.

  • going_home

    Nexus S – First Samsung Orion Smartphone?

    By Sindre Lia, Friday 12 November 2010


  • T-Mobile Dealer

    Samsung can’t provide us a battery that lasts long enough with 7.2 Mbps capable DL speeds let alone anything faster.

    The Vibrant and her beautiful display boasts among the worst battery life of all time.

    Geeks like Vanilla Android in its unadulterated state. Consumers will probably find the UI on this phone overly plain and ugly.

    The only good thing I can easily appreciate is that a phone like this **may** include a feature like Mobile HotSpot without having to root it or pay T-Mobile an extra $15 assuming T-Mobile doesn’t find a way to muck it up.

  • Textile Pants

    I am a manager within Best Buy Mobile. I have been with Best Buy for over a decade. I straight up will love this phone…. this phone pretty much perfects the Vibrant. I don’t think google put this phone out. I don’t think that it’s the google nexus 2 just because samsung puts out a phone called nexus.

  • first g1 /g2

    they cannot call it the nexus because the first one was made by htc so for them to call it nexus they will have to buy the rights and the name from htc before samsung can start making the phone and if sanmung makes the phone it will be shitty their phones feel really cheap

    • Cam

      google owns the rights to the name not HTC

    • Cam

      google owns the rights to the name not HTC

  • RockHead

    No HSPA+, I’ll stick with my Vibrant for sure. HSPA+, I’d seriously consider it, IF it is truly vanilla Android, with a decent file system, and ONCE it’s rooted and there are other ROMS running well on it. I’m pretty pissed with Samsung’s delay on 2.2 for the Vibrant. Gave ’em the benefit of the doubt when I bought the Vibrants (1 for my wife too). Not gonna make that mistake again…

  • http://tmonews Cityboy

    The problem as I see it is ****Samsung**** being the manufacture. Unreliable, problems with accessing memory card, playing music,rebooting etc. Hands down the “Nexus by Google and HTC” has been the best phone I’ve worked with or owned in 12 years of selling cellphones. Not to say there isn’t or weren’t other great phones. Wish Tmo would really put it together and deliver a allinone great phone with reliability. Without the Carriers own priority software(MYFAVs) or Manufactures bloated baloney(TouchWiz,MotoBlur)and have lean mean machine. I guess “rooting” is here to stay.

  • RICO

    No 4G, front facing, HD cameras or world bands? What a loser! Why call it a Nexus 2/S when it is just another Android with nothing that sets it apart?

  • The android creep

    My 2 cents, i will be buying a used N1 from craigslist..I need pure android with the option to root to my liking…I do not care for 4g since I barely get 3g in Brooklyn.

  • Ru486lifegone

    wow some of you people are never happy. this phone will have samungs outstanding displays, it will have a front facing camera, i suspect it will have 4g speeds. my nexus one gets 6mbps down which is enough to do whatever i want on my phone at fast speeds. the original phone was scrapped for one with a dual processor which will make this phone the most powerful phone out. then there is the fact its coming out with gingerbread and will be googles baby so it will receive updates as the Nexus one. Im sure there are other features to this phone that one would love. everyone i know with a galaxy s loves it and only complaints about not having froyo. if google controls the nexus s as they did with the nexus one, updates shall be no problem but i hope you people dont buy it cause i hate too many people having the same phone i do. lol

  • TzarloV.O.R.

    Yeah I’m afraid so, with no HSPA+ I’m going to wait for HTC to come out with something juicy. Hopefully it’ll be vanilla with at least a 1.2 GHz dualcore

  • Al

    Yea, why stay where I am. I have 3G now . In technology you want to go forward not stay the same. Why pay @ 500 for the same. BAD planing on their side like usual.

  • Al

    Yea, why stay where I am. I have 3G now . In technology you want to go forward not stay the same. Why pay @ 500 for the same. BAD planing on their side like usual.