(Updated With Real Live Pics!) The Nexus S News Continues This Time With A Possible Sighting

The Nexus S news train continues yet again thanks to yet another Best Buy “leak.” This image comes from an “In Store” web-based flier from Best Buy mobile, which shows as of yet unseen variant of the Galaxy S, running stock Android (rumored to be Android 2.3). As previously rumored there appears to be a front facing camera. Since this is the second Nexus S news for a day, all we need now is some Mr. Blurrycam shots and all will be right in the world.

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  • Bimmerz

    Looks just like the Galaxy S line, but with the Home button moved. Also looks like it has LED. Hopefully it’s more solid than the Galaxy S line, either way this will probably be my next phone! :)

    • 2FR35H

      It looks rather heavy if you ask me but I hope its light like the vibrant.

      • Bimmerz

        Vibrant was a little too light for me, I thought the Epic’s weight was perfect – and felt more solid like the MT4G. JMO. But to be honest, if this phone were to come as light as the Vibrant – I’d still get it!

        • 2FR35H


  • http://soapboxuniverse.blogspot.com/?spref=gb Mr Cker

    Very nice. Can you confirm screen size. I like. I want. Hurry Magenta Please Hurry! I imagine this phone will beat the MT4G with vanilla android.

    Stay thirsty my friends!

    • Bimmerz

      I’d also like confirmation on if it will have HSPA+, if so – then I know this will be my next phone!

    • blah

      Nah, it uses the same SoC as the vibrant… none of the current Hummingbird chips are HSPA+ compatible. This = FAIL. IMO. Whats the point of a next gen phone without a being able to take advantage of faster network speeds??? Also Im sure stock MY4G performs or even outperforms the cortex A-8. But we will not know for sure yet.

      • Bimmerz

        Oh man, I hope that’s not the case – and that it’s been updated to be compatible with HSPA+! Why would Hummingbird chips be compatible for 4G (Sprint/Epic), and not HSPA+?

        • Yyevo

          Um, hummingbird is the processor, not the frequency chip. The processor has no relation to the network.

          It’s like complaining you can’t drive on a street in Texas because your car is foreign.

        • somebody

          ^^^ lol have you been to texas ?

      • 2FR35H


        Ummm proof? I have tried searching all over the net and I have found nothing confirming your information. Can stop spreading negative rumours without providing a source please.

    • 2FR35H

      The rumours before were a 4inch screen. I think it may be that and I pray pray to god and jesus that it has HSPA+ I would absolutely buy it. Either way I would because in any case this is a huge step over the vibrant.

    • Spencer

      If the screen is 4.3: + hi res samoled I would buy the phone in a second!!!

  • ed

    ummm engadget has some beautiful pictures of the S up now

  • Bimmerz
  • http://google.com 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

    NEXUS S ! X 100 FTW

  • LSxChevelle

    Really? This is the follow up to the N1? Vibrant is nice but adding a few extra touches isn’t what I would want to see from a Nexus device. Well at least they still like T-Mobile as the preferred carrier.

  • Bryan

    In the pictures in engadget, in Korean writing it says nexus 2

  • http://google.com 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

    any word on pricing or release date?

    • Farhan

      It’s probably gonna be the standard $199 with a 2 year contract or $449 or $499 without one.

      • 2FR35H

        Possibly $530 unlocked from google. thats what Nexus One was.

  • redman12

    JUST GOT REAL! OMG, my next phone right there!

    • redman12

      Need more specs, I wanna know if it is HSPA+

      • 2FR35H

        Me too HSPA+ google better do it right! If it has HSPA+ its the perfect device officially.

  • Lamar

    Taking my mytouch4g back for this. Looks sick ass he’ll and has an FFC, plus I locoed the vibrant, only thing I hated was it didn’t have ffc. That a deal breaker for me, since I use qik and face time quite a bit. Now all I need is wifi call in and tethering and I am a happy camper tmo. Hint hint.

  • emet

    I’m so buying a.s.a.p!

  • jason

    That is one sexy piece of equipment! Twill be mine

  • myTouchHDorWait

    +1 on HSPA+ or not

  • C-FU

    Argh! Just got my MT4G in the mail Monday. WTF to do…..

    • 2FR35H

      Return! Return it NOW!!!!

  • phone capo

    smh samsucks

  • mikeyo

    Wahoo hummingbird hardware and stock froyo. Thats what im talkin bout. man i cant wait. one more thing didnt the specs that were leaked say there would be some metal in there somewhere? i see no metal on the design maybe its a prototype.

    • http://google.com 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

      the edges are metal

    • Bimmerz

      You mean stock Gingerbread, and I agree – “WaHoo” indeed! ;)

      • mikeyo

        @Bimmerz oops yeah meant Gingerbread.
        @5!n7 is my name upsidedown
        what you mean the bezel is metal, it looks plastic too me.

  • Emil Ghoting

    ugh, Samsung looks so cheap

  • jimmy

    When the G2 came out, I was like… I want that phone, but the MyTouch 4G was leaked. Made it hard. Spend time thinking. Decided to say up for the G2, as of today, wait Nexus S this holiday. WAIT! WTF!!

  • aja

    yea… it pretty much comes down to if it will have HSPA+ aka “4G” if I’ll buy or not. Quite frankly, as much as it will kill me to watch these new phones come and go, I’ll probably wait till holiday season 2011 to replace my Nexus One which still runs well for me.

  • AA

    A little unsure about this phone. Wasn’t really feeling the Galaxy S line when it came out and im still not. This phone just seems like they updated the Vibrant with a FFC and slapped Nexus 2 on it. Though im sure it’s a great phone, i was looking for something a little bit more “wow” worthy. Just my 2 cents.

  • Felix

    I might have to sell my G2 and get this

  • An

    I knew its going to cheap in some way. At least samsung didn’t make it look anything that like looks resables the iphone

    • k

      Huh? Is that English?

  • hmm

    Does the GPS work?

  • brian

    It’ll be def my next phone and It looks sexy.

  • http://google.com 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

    i hope a video comes out today

  • George

    These pictures from picasa say they were taken by a ‘Nexus S.’ What does the resolution of the pics come out to? 5MP?


    • George

      hmmm, and some of the pics have different ISO settings and stuff, is that changed automatically by the software in phones?

      • George

        if you search for Samsung i9020 there are a bunch of pictures on picasa and such, all from people who work for Google. That’s suppose to be the model number of the Nexus S. My only worries about the phone are that it’s going to have the same camera as the other Galaxy S phones, and from what I’ve read in reviews it is nothing to rave about.

    • anon

      One is 1,100KB and the other one is 1,500KB. I’ve never taken a picture that has gone over 1,000kb in size. Neither on my Nexus One or my wife’s G2. I’m guessing 8MP. That’s of course if these are real.

      If it becomes available on the T-Mo network compatible with HSPA+ I might need to get this little guy. Of course only if it has stock android 2.3 with front facing cam and a processor par or better than my N1. Kind of exciting.

  • joeln06

    Looks like this is gonna be my next new phone

  • Rex

    Effing hot!

  • mingkee

    This will be my next phone.
    Nexus One + Vibrant combo = perfect!

  • hutchlarry2010


  • Lukian

    looks a little thick but maybe that’s just the close up shot?

  • hutchlarry2010


    • NokiaN900User

      CAPS much???

  • XfooYen

    Interesting. The first thing I noticed was the absence of a track ball/pad. That made cursor navigation VERY frustrating on the Vibrant. Plus, they kept that ity-bity volume rocker. I’ll bet that wee power button is positioned the same too. That made me want to pull my teeth out. I don’t see any REAL evidence of a notification LED, as the proxy/light sensors can be mistaken for just that. I shudder to think it has the same GPS and compass hardware as the Galaxy S line. Same Vibrant all-plastic body too.

    Without more evidence I will assume that the Nexus S is just a Vibrant with a bigger screen, FFC & LED flash. Pretty much what the Vibrant SHOULD have been on release.

    Gingerbread? We’ll all have that in time. Especially on current rooted phones. Faster CPU? Who cares, if my above assumptions are even half correct.

    I might sound like a hater but I just calls it like I sees it.

    • 2FR35H

      No you are just a hater.

  • XfooYen

    All I know is…Wordpress sucks!

    • 2FR35H

      Really so then what blogging software would you recommend if not wordpress?

      • XfooYen

        Shaddup, troll.

        • 2FR35H

          You the troll.

  • George

    looks like MT4G to me…

  • jmts80

    Damn, I had just decided on the G2! Having an Android phone is like having a super hot wife at home and living next door to a modeling agency!!!

  • MarkC

    From the pictures, looks quite a bit wider than my Vibrant. I look forward to the pricing/ availability & seeing what’s new in Gingerbread.

    • Bimmerz

      That’s what I was thinking too – it does look a little wider than the Galaxy S line phones. Could be just the camera angles, or that the guy has small hands? I thought I read somewhere that the screen size on the Nexus is 4.1 (if true), maybe that’s why it’s a little wider?

  • alex32g2

    this makes me want to ditch my G2. this looks amazing. too bad this thing will sell in googles fail online store instead of tmo stores. Also I remember i couldnt have a family plan if i were to get the nexus one. so hopefully things change so this phone could really sell.
    super amoled, 4 inch screen, hspa+, vanilla android 2.3 is an automatic win.

  • Shawn

    Be nice to see a screen shot of an “H” in the antenna bars thus confirming Hspda+
    It is a must for this device to support T-mobile’s 4G in my opinion

  • Ivan


  • Mike

    I though T-mobile said all upper tier upcoming phones would have HSPA+?

    • http://google.com 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

      thats what a rep told me

  • kendrix_myrealname

    I really hate Samsung plastic housings. This phone is nice but the bully plastic makes it ugly. I just wish it more Nexus One like. But besides my oppositions, I still want it

    • 2FR35H

      Yes we should all use fragile glass like the iPhone… *sarcasm*

  • PimpStrong

    How stupid is it to carry this AND the Vibrant on tmo? Gingerbread aint revolutionary and th flash and front cam are just perks. How bout this is how the Vibrant should have been OR the Nexus S should be a whole different upgraded phone. Smh

    • AA


  • Carl

    I wonder if this is the phone that needs the elusive micro SD card that has been showing up. That would solve that mystery.

    • 2FR35H

      You mean Micro Sim card, MicroSD is a whole totally different card. In any case I doubt it why would Google switch to Micro Sim? Only micro Sim devices are iPhones and iPads in America anyways.

      • Carl

        Sorry, yes the Micro Sim card. As far as we know right now iPhone and iPads are the only two that use it. That’s why I wanted to know if it’s known what type of Sim card this uses…

  • Hecg55

    Hmm why is the google sign much brighter than the samsung? I find that odd.

    • NokiaN900User

      Because it is a stock Andriod phone (vanilla) not touchweez (PUN intended)

    • XfooYen

      I noticed the same thing. Upon closer inspection it looks as if BOTH logos were photoshoped on. Both have a distinct darker black border, no reflectivity, and the Google logo has jaggies (the Samsung doesn’t). That’s a doctored photo if I ever saw one. That doesn’t mean the phone is fake, but the photo source is suspect.

  • Hecg55

    Hmm why is the google sign much brighter than the samsung? I find that odd.

    • james

      That Google sign is not aligned and much brighter. It seems like its been photoshopped if you ask me.

      • Hecg55

        That’s what I thought aswell

        • AA

          Same here. Kind of hoping it is..

  • Jon

    Looks like regular SIM card to me. So the T-Mobile micro SIM mystery continues.

  • Bimmerz
  • Joezz

    Vibrant? No. MT4g? NOO. G2? NO WAY. All these devices will be considered junk pretty soon. Now we all wait.

  • marvin

    I want this, but why is it so thick? Looks thicker than the Vibrant IMO. Maybe it’s got some cool feature about it that we don’t know…