Still no word on when the next Samsung superphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will hit Verizon, but Amazon.com’s UK site has “unveiled” the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.K. The site’s Galaxy Nexus page says the device will be released on Nov. 17.
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While the listing says “Please note that release dates are subject to change,” which means Amazon.co.uk is hedging its bets, Samsung is more sure of itself. This Tweet from Samsung Mobile confirms that Nov. 17 is the start of the European rollout.
The listing is for a SIM-free phone, which translates to no carrier contract and unlocked, so it’s pricey, £549.99 or about $890.
In addition to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has the following specs:
- First smartphone to feature a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720)
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM
- 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, zero shutter lag and 1080p full HD video capture
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting
- Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled
- Android Beam, which leverages NFC, allows users to quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTube videos with friends by simply tapping compatible phones together
It’s an impressive phone, although we are somewhat underwhelmed by the 5MP rear-facing camera, but oh, well: it will be the first with ICS, so who cares, right? Still no word on when it will reach Verizon in real 4G (LTE) form; this GSM version will support faux 4G HSPA+.