Google Nexus Prime renders look sexy even with the four buttons

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We’re only a little more than a week away until we see Samsung and Google take the stage and unveil the next handset in the Nexus family. Dubbed the Nexus Prime, the soon to be announced handset has been rendered by ciccaresedesign and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t hope the handset looked very similar to what you see below.

The render is reminiscent of the previous pure Google handset, the Nexus S but with obvious tweaks throughout it. One thing we can be certain of is that the real handset will lack the standard Android buttons for Home, Search, Menu, and Back, as Ice Cream Sandwich, like Honeycomb, does not require these buttons any longer. We’re also likely to see the signature hump on the handset’s backside, which has been found throughout the Samsung Galaxy S lineup as well as the Nexus S.

With all eyes on the iPhone 5/4S this week, this little Nexus morsel, while obviously not real, still gives those looking into Google’s latest offering a chance to drool a bit. The two hottest phones of the year are being announced one week apart from each other, which gives both of the most popular mobile operating systems a chance to shine on their own for a week, only to do battle going forward.

The design team is also responsible for one of the better iPhone 5 renders we’ve seen, which features the edge-to-edge display that has been rumored quite a few times before. We’ve certainly seen more interesting renders of concept phones before but this team sure knows how to make a stunningly sexy handset while keeping it as minimal as possible.

We don’t have long now to see just what the iPhone 5/4S or the Google Nexus Prime will look like and we know both will likely retain all the sexiness we see in the renders but with a few tweaks here and there.

What do you think of the Nexus Prime renders? We know that it’s not going to look exactly like this but it could be pretty darn close. Let’s hope Samsung’s use of metal is showcased well enough, as the Nexus S needs a solid, less cheap feeling follow-up.

Check out the other pix below

[Via: ciccaresedesign via SlashGear]

  • Tyvell Veney

    If the Prime looks anything like those pics….ummmm for get the galaxy s II! I’m all over it!

    • Jack

      I 2nd that

  • Tyvell Veney

    If the Prime looks anything like those pics….ummmm for get the galaxy s II! I’m all over it!

  • Anonymous

    THAT IS SEXY IF THATS IT IM TAKING DAY OFF TO GET IT (I WAS GOING TO GET IT ANYWAY)

  • http://www.facebook.com/shane.lirette Shane M. Lirette

    I just hope it’s not as slippery as it looks or there will be Primes sliding out of peoples hands like crazy.

  • Timekpr1

    If the iPhone 5 is a Sprint exclusive as being rumored, I will be getting a Prime if it is available on Verizon.  I think a Sprint exclusive would give Verizon and the Prime a real advantage.

  • Timekpr1

    If the iPhone 5 is a Sprint exclusive as being rumored, I will be getting a Prime if it is available on Verizon.  I think a Sprint exclusive would give Verizon and the Prime a real advantage.

  • Timekpr1

    If the iPhone 5 is a Sprint exclusive as being rumored, I will be getting a Prime if it is available on Verizon.  I think a Sprint exclusive would give Verizon and the Prime a real advantage.

  • Tyler

    I would prefer to have the four buttons.  The on-screen navigation buttons should be kept on tablets only, but I think they should have a switch to enable/disable the capacitive buttons or put the phone on vibrate

    • Anonymous

      I think it will be fine without the four buttons. If they are a must have you can download the application Button Savior so that they will be on screen for you. With a rumored 4.65 inch display, I’m sure there will be enough space to accommodate them.

    • Anonymous

      I think it will be fine without the four buttons. If they are a must have you can download the application Button Savior so that they will be on screen for you. With a rumored 4.65 inch display, I’m sure there will be enough space to accommodate them.

  • AMIT KATARIA

    The Shown pics doesn’t look lke with 4.65” display being reported.. The design looks good though i would love to have some metal around the phone.. Sick of the plasticy feel of Samsung Galaxy phones..

  • http://twitter.com/Ike_Farmer Chris Franzen

    prime is buttonless

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K3MVOVHEK4AZY777NI5KWHGL5U David Jenkins

    These images are complete fabrications. Why are there now TWO nonsense stories about this ??

    • Anonymous

      No one is arguing with you there. The renders are from a design team, which is exactly what the article says. In no way does anything claim otherwise. Call it nonsense all you want but people are liking what they see, as fake as they may be.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K3MVOVHEK4AZY777NI5KWHGL5U David Jenkins

        “People like what they see” — but it’s completely speculative, with absolutely no basis in reality. I could draw up a car that floats and has a rocket engine. It’s absolutely as credible as this article. Why is this crap being posted as if it has any basis in reality? It’s just hogwash.

        • Anonymous

          Please draw up a car that floats and has a rocket engine. Do this. If people like it would you begin to troll a blog saying that it’s useless? Get over it man, it’s all in good fun. People are excited and there’s nothing wrong with that.

          • Live

            I hate unrighteous deception. That is what is wrong with this article. 

          • Anonymous

            Never once did we claim that these renders were ever real. In fact, I do say that they are obviously fake. I don’t understand why people are getting upset over that. 

        • Jrev2020

          ” I could draw up a car that floats and has a rocket engine. It’s absolutely as credible as this article.” Yes, but only if you were on Honda’s design team.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the camera flash?

  • Anonymous

    That shit be lookin like some webos

  • TF

    I was waiting for the much hyped iPhone 5 to be launched to jump ship from Blackberry which I have been on since 

    Now that it looks like it wont be out before the end of the year the Nexus Prime is looking sweet! 

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