Samsung Galaxy Nexus Officially Announcedby Brian Klug on October 18, 2011 10:40 PM EST
Samsung today officially announced the specifications for the newest member of the Nexus family - Galaxy Nexus. The announcement closely matches what we've been anticipating for some time now, including a TI OMAP 4460 SoC at 1.2 GHz, 720p Super AMOLED HD display, HSPA+ or optional LTE connectivity and a few other things. We've put together a table with the specs handed out by Samsung at the event.
|Samsung Galaxy Nexus|
|SoC||1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4460|
|Display||4.65" 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED|
|Camera||5 MP AF with LED Flash (Rear), 1.3 MP Front Facing|
|Memory||1 GB LPDDR2, 16 GB / 32 GB NAND|
|Dimensions||135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm, 135 grams|
|Battery||1750 mAh Li-Ion|
HSPA+ 21.1 850/900/1900/1700/2100
LTE depending on region
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, ALS, Proximity, Barometer|
|Connectivity||802.11n a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), BT 3.0, NFC, USB 2.0|
The profile of the Galaxy Nexus matches the teaser photos that Samsung has been pushing out, including a thin curved profile with a thickness of 8.94 mm at the thinnest point. Samsung also stressed that although the display size has increased, the phone hasn't gained much in terms of outline thanks to a reduced bezel size of just 4.29 mm on the left and right. Of course, the device will be host to the newest verison of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich when it launches.
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Nexus will be available sometime in November, and we look forward to getting some hands on time with the device and giving it a full review.
Source: Samsung Mobile, Google
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Death666Angel - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkNice stuff, though that has been known for quite a while. :D
Because of the screen, I'd be tempted to make the switch to this from my SGS2. But I'll hold off until next year when we see 720p without pentile and 28nm SoCs. Hopefull this phone along with ICS will mean better utilisation of the phone hardware in games and other applications. :-)
doobydoo - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkYour SGS2 is a better phone, with a faster GPU and a better camera.
If I was you, I'd keep it.
Pessimism - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkI'm still waiting for when Samsung gets the message that people don't want a $700 phone with a cheap plastic housing. I don't give a hoot if the phone weighs a few grams less or more, I want durability.
zorxd - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkPlastic is more durable than just about anything else on a phone. Unlike metal which transmit the shock (or glass that just break), plastic absorbs a little, which means your phone have more chances surviving a drop on the street. A lighter phone also has more chances of surviving and plastic is light.
KnightBreed - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkI am glad they are sticking with plastic. The metal housing in my Incredible2 sucks. I've dropped it from a moderate height (clumsy me) and the metal dents and gouges like cheap aluminum foil.
We have a few Nexus S 4G's at work for development that have been dropped a bunch of times. Nothing but a few scuffs on the case.
Besides most people just put a case on it anyway. I prefer to leave my phone naked, which is why I prefer the plastic body.
Zan Lynx - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkThe nubbly rubber case I put on my galaxy S phone has saved it from taking a hard knock a bunch of times.
doobydoo - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkThe thing is, with plastic phones, they are ugly by default.
With metal phones, at least they start out looking good. I personally never drop my phone so my metal cased-phone still looks excellent.
Your plastic covered phone looks cheap and old whether you've dropped it or not.
Having to cover it up with a case kinda proves that point.
Omid.M - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkIt's worth it for the Google updates alone (and pure Vanilla Android), else the SoC is so boring. I really wish Krait was out or that they used a special version of Exynos. I'd be willing to forgo LTE for that.
IeraseU - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkI'm considering this phone and the iPhone 4S. I like the larger and higher resolution screen of the Galaxy Nexus, but the iPhone 4S has a better camera and Siri. Hmm, I guess I'll wait until I can try them both to make a decision.
satishnramtreare - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkWhere is my complete full blown Galaxy Nexus review?