Samsung announces Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

As expected, Samsung and Google today unveiled the world’s first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus.

“Samsung and Google have closely collaborated to push the mobile experience forward. We are pleased to deliver the best Android smartphone experience for customers with GALAXY Nexus. We will continue to move forward with Android to provide the compelling consumer experience in mobile world,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

Galaxy Nexus specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE or HSPA+ models depending on markets
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-channel Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
  • Display: 4.65-inch Super HD AMOLED (720 x 1280)
  • Input: Capacitive multi-touch
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB or 32GB internal
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP with LED flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Connectors:
  • Battery: 1,750mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 millimeters / 135 grams

Like the Nexus S, the Galaxy Nexus features a curved display and a Hyperskin battery cover, promising a soft-touch non-slip backing.

The Galaxy Nexus will launch in early November in the US, Europe and Asia. The only carrier announced was NTT DoCoMo in Japan but other “strategic partners” are promised. There is no word yet on a Canadian launch.

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