Google Nexus Prime now set for 19 October

Samsung invites press to Hong Kong event next week

Google’s Nexus Prime had been delayed as a ‘tribute to Steve Jobs’, but now the iPhone 4S competitor looks set to be unveiled at a special event in Hong Kong next week.

Google’s Nexus Prime handset, the first to pack Android Ice Cream Sandwich, should finally get its official unveiling on 19 October at a special event in Hong Kong. The gathering, organised by Samsung, comes a week after the phone was initially meant to be revealed, but was delayed as a ‘tribute to Steve Jobs’.

Samsung’s invite, which says it’s, “Calling All First-to-knowers,” was sent out overnight. The event has been scheduled in Hong Kong thanks to AllThingsD’s Asia conference happening there at the same time, with Google execs lined up to speak.

The Nexus Prime promises to be the first major challenger to the iPhone 4S, with the rejigged OS alongside a 1.2GHz processor, a massive 4.65-inch screen, 1080p video skills and 32GB of storage space.

We’ll be bringing you all the news on the official Nexus Prime announcement as it happens. Planning on getting one? Tell us all about it in the comments now.

Via ThisIsMyNext