The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the end result of months of speculation and rumours surrounding the next Google Nexus Android phone, initially thought to be called the Samsung or Google Nexus Prime the new Galaxy Nexus has now had deals, prices and a release date announced at a recent launch event.
This new Samsung Galaxy handset is to be the first in the world to offer the latest Android 4.0 operating system which is also known as Ice Cream Sandwich and is a direct upgrade to the previous Google Nexus S model which was also manufactured by Samsung.
UK retailers have already released details of their Samsung Galaxy Nexus deals which show that this new device is not going to be the most affordable at launch, a free phone is likely to set back consumers a whopping £46 per month in line rental or for a £30 upfront cost this can be connected to the next tariff down at £41 per month.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus release date has been set for November which means that consumers will for the first time be able to experience what exactly Google has been working on with its new Android update.
The specifications are not far off from the current best-selling Samsung Galaxy S2 with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM on board, the camera is a 5.0 mega pixel unit with an LED flash and is capable of recording 1080p full HD video clips the same as the S2 and the recent iPhone 4S.
Compared with the previous Google Nexus S the Galaxy Nexus is slightly heavier but thinner with an overall weight of 135g and a slim body at 8.94mm, the biggest difference comes with the size of the main touch screen which remains a Super AMOLED display as with the Galaxy S2 but has been expanded to a large 4.65 inches.
Further similarities between the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Nexus come with the fast download speeds these handsets are able to achieve via HSPA+ giving up to 21Mbps, also available is Wi-Fi, GPS, Google+ integration and voice typing.
The Galaxy Nexus is to be marketed in two memory types, both a 16GB and 32GB model will be on sale.
So far, three of the UK network operators have announced that they will be selling the new Galaxy Nexus phone, these include 3 Mobile, Vodafone and O2, further networks are likely to follow suit soon.
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