In late October this year, Samsung revealed the first Android 4.0 smartphone, dubbed the “Galaxy Nexus”, the handset was well received with many calling the device one of the most anticipated gadgets for 2011. No doubt Samsung reigns as King of the smartphones this year, and with the huge success of their Galaxy series, especially the Samsung Galaxy S II, its no wonder why consumers are lining up to pre-order the iPhone rival.
“With Ice Cream Sandwich, our mission was to build a mobile OS that works on both phones and tablets, and to make the power of Android enticing and intuitive,” said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President at Google Mobile.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Full Specifications
|Samsung Galaxy Nexus|
|OS||Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4460 Chipset, PowerVR SGX540 GPU|
|Display||4.65 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels, Oleophobic coating|
|Memory||16/32GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM|
|Camera||5 MP, 2592×1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HD video recording 1080p@30fps, 1.3 MP front camera|
|Connectivity||HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, aGPS|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1750 mAh, stand-by – Up to 290 h (2G) / Up to 270 h (3G), talk-time - Up to 17 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)|
|Dimensions||135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm , weight - 135 g|
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Availability
Samsung revealed the launch in a press statement which confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be launching in South Africa by early Q1 2012, and will carry a recommended retail price (RRP) of R6,999 – R7,299.
Vodacom had revealed in October that the Galaxy Nexus would be launching on their network as early as February 2012, with other operators such as Virgin Mobile confirming they would be getting a small volume of stock.