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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  • enjoijams

    According to screenshot:
    Nexus S Dimensions: 63.5 x 124.4 x 12.7mm
    Compared to Vibrant: 64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9mm

  • Bimmerz

    Not having HSPA+ is probably a deal breaker for me. *sighs* WTF were they thinking?! Oh well, it is what it is – next?!

    • NokiaN900User

      Its more like the chipset doesnt support HSPA+

    • Carl

      Agreed! Google took a big step when they launched the N1 that had many new features like the 1Ghz processor, so you would think that they would be on top of their game with HSPA+ as well… This will make it tough for me, I do like the AOLED screen a lot and FFC.

    • thaghost

      come on guuuys! join the mt4g team.

      • RockTripod

        I hate my myTouch. I miss my Vibrant every day…

        • Bimmerz

          I feel you, as I miss my Epic – which is why I had such high hopes for this phone, as it would have been a good replacement. But hopefully those aren’t the true specs, and that it will have HSPA+…although, I am not holding my breath.

          Haven’t ruled out the MT4G, just haven’t jumped on it yet. So we’ll see…

  • NokiaN900User

    This is a bestbuy exclusive. Might require new contracts to get it

  • Chet

    Okay, I guess unless something amazing happens, it’ll still be two MY4g’s please.

    I definitely want that HSPA+ service.

  • jaythe01

    looks like mytouch wins out. love htc a little more than sammy. plus now that its rooted we can also now put stock froyo and eventually gingerbread. damn you sammy for ruining my hopes and dreams for NEXUS. Now how about MOTOROLA or SONY ERICSSON get a crack at it?

  • Bigmerf

    No HSPA =’S a no go for me. phuck!

    • mjN1

      Me too

  • JM

    The fact that hardware manufacturers aren’t currently making HSPA+ enabled phones is mind-boggling! 4G is the new 3G, and to dismiss this fact is idiocy! Making phones that aren’t 4G-enabled already makes them dated and obsolete!

  • jmts80

    You were so close Samsung but no HSPA+ means no deal for me. Thanx for playing though…

    • dan

      perfectly stated, sir or madam.

  • amnic

    Wasn’t the original Nexus an HTC phone, and not a Samsung???

    • Farhan

      That is correct.

  • crazyfunky

    No 4G? Really? It seems to me that no one is EVER going to release the phone that has ALL the features. The Evo had everything, bar the super amoled screen. This phone will have everything bar the 4G, not to mention samsung’s infamous inability to update their phones. Thank you tmonews for this. My new mytouch 4G will arrive tomorrow and I have no regrets.

    • thaghost

      great choice. i love my red one. its a great phone.

    • 2FR35H

      Scratch samungs inability to update their phones because one.. Galaxy S is already getting 2.2 around the world including america soon.

      But most importantly because this phone’s software is handled by Google being that it is a Nexus.

  • alex32g2

    hah, sticking with my g2..forget what i said earlier

    • Shawn


  • fish

    The google ceo said they aren’t putting out another phone. What makes you think this phone’s android updates will be managed by google? Just because it’s called a nexus does not make it a nexus 2.

    I asked this in another thread but no replies.

    • thaghost

      and i read it in the other thread. lol. i believe it will get updated before many others because it is stock. all of the hype that made these people wait and want this phone has let some people down. many people are disappointed with the look. it looks like a suped up vibrant (which looks like a iphone 3gs) with stock and ffc. i do believe that it will be a top notch phone however. it just rubs people the wrong way that samsung is behind it after all of the complaints with the galaxy phones.

    • Evan

      If its a Nexus phone, its a Nexus phone….How could it not be a Nexus if its called a Nexus? And also, don’t believe CEO’s, they will say anything for you to buy their present product, instead of holding out for next years phone.

      • fish

        I don’t believe the motorola or samsung ceo’s…but if it was going to be the google nexus 2, rather than the samsung nexus, wouldn’t the google ceo say something to the effect of “yes, we are going to use this samsung phone as the nexus 2 development phone”?

        • Evan

          The CEO doesn’t have to say anything technically, and especially since this phone doesn’t actually exist “yet”.

        • Hamster

          Well, there was an engadget article yesterday showing pictures that were uploaded to flickr and whatever that were taken with a device called a Nexus S. They reported that the users who did this were either connected to Google or family members of those connected to Google. Certainly sounds like dev phone practice to me there.

          Besides I don’t think the Google CEO said they wouldn’t “put out another phone”, just that *they* wouldn’t sell it directly.

  • somebody

    no hspa mean no buy for me

    whats the difference between this and the vibrant ?

    • Nexus S

      The difference is this one will have a Front Facing Camera (you can modify the vibrant to do that) will have Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and a 1.2 Ghz processor. It’s a little bit wider too and I think it looks more like an all black MT4G.

    • 2FR35H

      This is what the Vibrant should have been. But they still forgot HSPA+ which assuming thats the only thing bad is really not that bad. If you have the Vibrant though its not much of a step up. FFC, Stock Android 2.3 supported by Google for future development, Flash 5mp Camera…. Possibly a better processor other than those not really much else. Its like pretty much asking HD2 or HD7, HD2 has already been hacked to do everything including WP7 but HD7 just looks a lot nicer I bet it will have the same hacks as HD2 with due time.. Same in this situation with Vibrant.

  • Robert

    Any chance this phone is going to have a working GPS or compass?

  • samoled

    Why is Tmobile releasing top of the range phones that are absolete? The windows phone comes after G2 and does not have 4g capabillity. Now they’re going to ruin the Nexus name. Why would anyone purposely buy a phone that runs on a slower network?

    Btw I played with a mt4g today and it was super laggy, got stuck on home screen twice. The touch screen was not all that responsive either. I just wish the GPS worked on the Vibrant and I would be set. Why can’t a manufacturer step up and give us a phone that does everything it’s supposed to and is not with ATT

    • has several fixes for the GPS, its easy to fix and you can always return to stock…

    • bbman911

      I don’t believe the my4g is laggy at all, I can use this and my vibrant side by side and always have to wait for the Sammy to catch up, you had a bad demo unit…

    • Will

      then you must have been playing with an ubber defective device. Mine has NOT a single instant of lag, the screen is very responsive and it has never got stuck on me at all. Not saying the one you messed with didn’t obviously I’m just saying that mine is not like that. One phone out of thousands/millions doesn’t mean it holds true for the rest. In every batch of phones you’re gonna get a bad apple.

      Oh well just one more MyTouch 4G left for someone that will appreciate it’s amazingness!

      Sorry you had to experience this beast like that =(

      I agree with you though about stepping up and giving us a phone that does everything all in one device. Fingers crossed it may some day happen lol….who am I kidding.

      • Tmoled

        I agree that it must have been defective, i couldn’t imagine that all of them are that bad. It just sucks, I was excited to see what it could do. I got 4.5mbps out of it and around 3 from my vibrant side by side. I didnt want to argue with sales people, but it’s very irresponsible of them to have a lemon on the floor. The average person walks in and walks away from this phone. I’m going to try a different store and give it another shot. Tried quadrant score, but it kept freezing. Really wanted to be dazzled, little disappointed.

        • pdxmatts

          Demo units are constricted and not running at full potential. The MT4G is amazingly fast with no lag. It’s the best phone on TMO’s line up.

  • wrekerxx

    wtf? why would they not make this hspa+

  • wrekerxx

    maybe the delay is to put a hspa+ chipset in it?

    • Bimmerz

      One can only hope! But doubtful.

    • axxsooner

      People please remember this is the same company that brought you the behold 2. i for one will never let that stray far from my mind no matter the specs or promises of a real google experience. Just say sucker and your in!!

  • redman12

    It doesn’t make any sense to not include HSPA+ =( ridiccccccc

  • Galen20K

    Heart my brand new Plum myTouch 4G!! altho this looks nice also but lack of 4G on a new Nexus sucks.!

  • kevin

    Is this going to be a 4.0 or 4.3 oled? So far it just sounds like a vibrant without the wiz. The other issue is samsung seems to have problems with updating the OS
    think I will stick with HTC

  • jason

    It says HSUPA, isnt that the same?

    • No. Hsupa is the upload speed.

      It needs to say hspa+ which is either 14.4 or 21 download at this time.

  • bbman911

    so glad I didn’t buy into the hype…instead, I’ve been cruising on 4G the past few weeks on my G2 and a MT4G…Sammy hardware sucks anyway, except the screen

  • George

    afterall, it’s still a SAMSUNG….nah…if it’s HTC then it will be a whole different story

  • Billy

    Newbie here, with this phone not having HSPA what won’t the phone be able to do? My biggest concern is video calling, will you be able to make video calls on this phone?

    • Vibrant Addict

      You should be able to make video calls on the phone over 3G. The key difference is limited to only 7.2mbps download speed compared to the current HSPA+ of 21? That’s all it is.

      It all depends on where you live. Personally, I’m fine with my 7.2 limit on my phone, as I average around 3’s max in my area.

  • Evan

    Why would they have a FFC and not support HSPA+?

  • Jmc87

    The 5 megapixel camera its also a deal breaker . (wish it had an 8 mp camera with dual led flash)

  • Lance

    No HSPA+, no sale. I already have a MT4G and was considering taking it back pending more news on THIS phone. Oh well. I’d prefer OTA vanilla updates, but looks like I’ll just have to keep and root my phone. The display on the MT4G isn’t bad and that’s the ONLY think the Samsung built phones have over the MT4G.

    • Galen20K

      Actually although the display on the myTouch 4G is Super LCD and although its not as vivid as an Super AMOLED screen, its pretty damn impressive! the colors are still very deep the Blacks are BLack and the colors have depth.

  • thereugo

    Well it looked promising but with no HSPA+ that makes no sense, come on Tmobile blast the other carriers like they have been doing you all these years. Anyway, the Mythouch4G for the wife, the G2 for that other person in the family. I’m kinda caught in the middle, either the G2 or the Mytouch4G. They both have permanent roots and the G2 has the Sense that’s running on the Desire Z and it looks sweet. Check out the video from Blackprince310 on youtube or on Phandroid. I also have heard of a phone running dual processors from motorola called the Terminator and is to run on all 4 carriers. Anybody out really think the Mytouch4G is better than the G2?

  • John M

    What!! Really!! No 4g!! C’mon!! Why do the other carriers get the cool phones? I’ll go for a rooted phone.

  • hi

    sorry…has to be said…..FAIL

    • Galen20K

      that’s what myTouch 4G and G2 owners said. ; D

    • XfooYen

      +1 but then again, this phone was fail already. No HSPA+ is the final coffin nail. Too bad. SAMOLED sure is a purdy screen. Unfortunately, that’s the only thing the Galaxy S phones have over the others.

  • Barry

    Yea that would be a deal breaker for me. I don’t see the logic. This is also the reason I fell outta love with the HD7 when the specs were released.

  • cryix

    I’m sure this has been suggested before but upon seeing the lack of hspa+ support, i’m guessing that the S in Nexus S stands for suck. or maybe slow.

    I don’t understand the use of the nexus brand like this. They had an opportunity to have a cool brand reserved for paradigm shifting handsets. Instead we’re getting reheated hardware. What gives?

  • David Thomas

    Thought I’d be a proud Nexus S owner. Hello, MyTouch 4G!!!

  • Anthony

    OK! Im over this phone. I wanted it to have T-Mobile’s 4G but now it will just be like my Nexus One. Why upgrade?… Shame on you Samsung or T-Mobile or who ever!! :/

  • Vibrant Guy

    Calm down people. Its not even out yet, ya never know what it like until you get it in your hands. Everyone complained about the G2, but you got it anyway. It has 800mhz processor, but its fast. The vibrant is no hspa+ but its just as fast on the internet as the G2. The phone wil sell, so give it a chance.

  • shackk

    no 4g, no sale…..i have a 3g Vibrant and dont need another….

  • 16309A

    This sucks, but at least my week long flip floping is over. I am going with the MT4G. Knowing 4G is out there, why go 3G? My wife has the Vibrant and it drops too many calls. So, TMO, get one of those black MT4G’s ready, I’ll be there for it Saturday. (Unless, of course, the nexus is 4G or it can make me dinner or something like that)

  • MT4G/G2/HD2 USER

    No 4g next please

  • XfooYen

    Waaah waaah. :(

  • That guy

    FYI our hspa+ is backwards compatiable. Even tho the phone doesn’t have 4g built in it can still take advantage of the speed

  • Alex

    I will wait until Google holds the conference and releases the complete specs of this device. Holding out with the wifey if its HSPA, we will buy, if not mytouch 4g for her, G2 for me… Common Goog, don’t let us down!!!!

  • Serotheo

    I don’t know if I want this.. I mean HTC set the bar for design on the Nexus One.. this really does look plasticky, IMO more then the Vibrant, and no HSPA+ is a deal breaker.

  • osmany

    no 4g then no nexus s for me

  • Lbdagreat1

    Wtf ? Thats it samsung you’re fired! Tmobile should reject this paper weight, and let HTC true mutha f-ing g’s when it come to cell phones show samsung how it’s done.

    • Vibrant Addict

      I’ve never read HTC and true G’s on the same line. Thanks. :D

  • Lbdagreat1

    Although, I have a white MT4G and it’s great I was looking to purchasing this phone. Oh well life goes on

  • trife

    No HSPA+ and Samsung = EASY PASS for me.

    I was just in a TMO store today and messed around with the Vibrant for the millionth time. I was again put off by how fragile it felt.

    If this was a built-like-a-tank HTC device I MAY have considered it without the “4G” speeds. But Samsung? No sir, I don’t like it.

  • Lbdagreat1

    On phandroid,one of the guys commenting says he’s a manager for best buy he said that screen shot is fake. Check out derek comment on phandroid and tell me what you think

  • Not a deal breaker for me. My city still doesn’t even have 4G. So while I have it at work where I don’t get to enjoy it, when I’m at home I’m still on edge. This phone to me just represents an upgrade over my vibrant. Stock Gingerbread, plus 7.2 down plus FFC = Huge upgrade over Eclair Vibrant at only 2-3 down on HSPA+ and no FFC. I’ll find a sucker who can’t afford a phone and sell him my vibrant on payments and buy the Nexus S day 1

  • Vibrant Addict

    This phone has me salivating. As long as the specs are up to par, or better, than the Vibrant I am IN. Selling my Vibrant as soon as a release date is announced and getting this bad boy is my current game plan.

  • Bimmerz
    • Bimmerz

      One thing I am not seeing (so far) is FFC, which would surprise me if this didn’t have it. Needless to say, 2011 is going to be a kick-a$$ year for phones I think!

      • redman12

        It’s photoshopped, if you look under “Google C2dM service” on the picture. You can see techcrunch on there. And those icons, looks like some kid made it on paint.

        • Bimmerz

          lol thx! I didn’t look that closely, just figured Engadget leaked something new for us to drool over (since I am losing my drool for the N/S, with no HSPA+, or so it’s looking to be the case).

      • blah

        Yea saw that too, also I suspect it will still be the cortex A8 just slightly overclocked. Have the mt4g so this just confirms that my next phone will be dual core.

    • David Thomas

      What we have there is a shopped. I’d know, I’ve seen lots of ‘shops in my time.

      • Bimmerz

        Yeah, that looks to be the case David (unfortunately). Oh well, next!

    • mtnman

      Well if Endgadget is right on this one, it’ll blow all other phones away. But one thing is funny to me is that it’s say’n 14 megs download but without HSPA+. So it has to be the 1.2 Ghz processor doing all the work. If it was an HSPA+ device as well, then it would smoke anything out there.

      • blah

        14 down IS hspa+, they don’t have to say it. It’s implied assuming its real….

      • bmg314

        Yeah, sorry to say that doesn’t make much sense. A phone could have quad core 4ghz processors, but if the network only allows for, say, 7.2mb down, the hardware isn’t going to make up the difference and allow you to get more than 7.2 down.

        Or I just misunderstood you.

    • lol I just found that out and posted it on the next page.

  • 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.

  • CHRIS 4G


  • 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.

  • 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

  • the perfect monster phone!(x 100)

    hope it comes to T-MOBILE.

    david, know anything about it on tmobile?

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.