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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Lunyone - Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - linkI'll be looking at this against the Droid Bionic, assuming it comes to Verizon (which I think it will).
DigitalFreak - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkMight want to compare it to the Droid Razr instead.
BMartinelli - Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - linkThe hd screen is pentile?
daveloft - Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - linkDoes it matter?
I agree a WVGA display with pentile is clearly inferior to a regular WVGA display, but this display is 720p. Even with slightly less sub pixels in a pentile arrangement it still blows away the current crop of devices.
tom1l21 - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkWell it doesn't bet the iPhone in terms of dpi, I don't think it's fair to compare when one is Pentile, and one isn't.
deV14nt - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkPPI is a funny measurement. Because by definition it factors screen size out of the equation, arguably the most important factor in real-world use. Great marketing.
PPI matters, but only relative to the screen size you're discussing. It would likely make sense to bin devices into different categories, then compare PPI within each category. You wouldn't just straight up compare PPI between this device and iPhone. They should not even be in the same category. Screen size difference is often more important than pixel density. That should not be ignored. Obviously it's best to consider both, every single time you make a comparison. Especially when you factor in usable space and other factors in devices with larger, more usable touchscreens.
I mean, if you don't do that, then there's a Kopin LCD with 2272 ppi @ 0.44 inches that is obviously the best. Right? I'd love to see that phone. We can call it the iPhone Shuffle HD. Best screen in existence, right?
SanX - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkHolly @#$..what the mess in peoples heads. Kopin LCD is viewed through the lenses. And despite of that it and all other screens of all sizes are perfectly comparable based on physics and physiology of human vision. This is why exist SMPTE and other rules for best viewing distances and pixel density requirements for monitors, televisions and cinema screens which by the way all are described by approximately the same formulas.
As to these two screens - they are of absolutely the same category and there is no need to stretch through the nose two different ones.
No matter how this pentile is made - RGBG or RGBW it has 2 subpixels per pixel and hence this HD is fake HD. This is typical salespeople trap for "unwashed masses". For some specific situations - like the colors close to red and orange or magenta solid colors - the subpixel density is 158 ppi which is total utter sh!t comparable to iPhone1 circa 2007.
This pentile must be beyond even 1920x1080 to not notice pixelation of red/orange/magenta!
And i will claim even more - take a chair - we need actually not 720 but true 1080p RGB matrix for such kind of large phones for all small fonts to be ideally resolved on full web pages without permanent zooming. Just take the phone a bit closer then optimal viewing distance 10-12", take it at 8-9" and you will see pixelation again because perceived or implied ppi for subpixels will drop below 300. This is the distance i usually keep my phones when browse or kids play their games. So ideal RGB matrix PPI must be 400+ and no PenisTile cr#p.
Meantime we will keep zooming. People will sue eventually phone screen manufacturers for repetitive finger motion disorders. LOL
FlyBri - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkI guess we'll see if it totally matters, but if it is PenTile, I think it actually will matter. I took a look at the Droid Bionic, which has a qHD display, and even compared to my WVGA screen on my Droid X, I still favored my Droid X -- I can't stand PenTile...it was totally noticeable (and annoying) to me.
daveloft - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkAn 800 x 480 pentile display has 384,000 pixels and 768,000 sub pixels.
An 800 x 480 RGB display has 384,000 pixels and 1,152,000 sub pixels.
A 960 x 540 pentile display has 518,400 pixels and 1,036,800 sub pixels.
A 1280 x 720 pentile display has 921,600 pixels and 1,843,200 sub pixels.
From the numbers above you can clearly see why people prefer 800 x 480 RGB over pentile at 800 x 480 and even 960 x 540. You can also see that even with a pentile display the 720p display is clearly better.
daveloft - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - linkA 1280 x 720 RGB display with 921,600 pixels and 2,764,800 pixels would clearly be better than a 720p pentile display. But until that's available I'll be buying a device with the 720p pentile display.