With Samsung finally having rescheduled its "something big" unveiling, critics have once again come to question, will Samsung release unveil the Nexus Prime or Galaxy S3 alongside Google's Ice Cream Sandwich?
Reports of the new unveiling initially stemmed from Reuters. The reports suggested Samsung had revealed that the latest version of Google's Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, will be revealed at an event in Hong Kong on 19 October.
As well as the new OS the company also confirmed that it would be unveiling a new smartphone at the event. "We are unpacking our new Android phone in concurrence with Google," commented a Samsung spokesman in a statement Friday.
The fact that Samsung didn't confirm the name of the new smartphone in-turn led to fresh speculation whether the company would unveil its "iPhone 4S-killing" Nexus Prime or Galaxy S3 smartphone.
The Nexus Prime
Little is currently known about the Nexus Prime. Samsung, the company responsible for building the new Google phone, are yet to release any concrete information regarding the device.
Google's next Nexus smartphone was expected to be unveiled at Samsung's Unpacked event. Unfortunately for Android fans, Samsung delayed the event out of respect for Apple's recently deceased co-founder Steve Jobs.
Despite the lack of official word, a number of tech sites have posted reports claiming to have "leaked" information regarding the Nexus Prime's tech specs.
Most recently a report from CNET UK suggested the Nexus Prime will run using Google's future Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system. CNET's report also suggested the device would be "blazingly fast," packing a 1.5GHz Exynos dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and house a curved 4.65-inch 1,280x720-pixel Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen.
If true, the rumoured specs would place the device in the same price and spec range as Apple's iPhone 4S.
The Galaxy S3
When news of Unpacked's delay broke and avid Android fans hopes of seeing the fabled Nexus Prime sailed-off into the sunset, speculation turned to Samsung's, currently fictitious, next high-end entry into the Galaxy series, the Galaxy S3.
Rumours of a fresh battle between Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy series broke when a new "leaked" image of Samsung's currently unconfirmed Galaxy S3 smartphone emerged Wednesday.
The leaked image first appeared on Android site Phandroid alongside a slew of claims regarding the device's tech-spec. It showed what was allegedly a slide from an internal Samsung Mobile presentation. In it the slide listed the Galaxy S3 claiming it would pack an impressive 4.6 inch screen and speedy 1.8 GHz processor.
The slide also alleged that the, currently unconfirmed, Galaxy S3 would house a powerful 12 megapixel camera and boast 2GB of RAM.
The screen of the smartphone also showed a display with five tray icons, leading to speculation that it would be powered by Google's forthcoming Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Unfortunately, despite Android fan's high-hopes, Samsung are yet to confirm the Galaxy S3's existence, let alone release date and tech spec -- making the reports questionable at best.
Samsung's new unveiling was announced on the same day Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 4S launched across the world. The device had already broken Apple's previous sales records, boasting one million pre-orders in its opening 24 hours before scaling up to break the three million mark by the end of its first week.