Ok, the news is out. Singapore is getting Samsung GALAXY Nexus only next year January. The GALAXY Nexus is available at $948 (inclusive of GST) at that time. Information and specs after the break.
Samsung and Google introduce GALAXY Nexus
World’s First Smartphone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a HD Super AMOLED display SINGAPORE, 8 November 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, and Google, launched the GALAXY Nexus™, the world’s first smartphone running Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform. GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.
GALAXY Nexus is the first smartphone to feature Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich which brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full web browsing experience. GALAXY Nexus features software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones. The lock screen, home screen, phone app, and everything in between has been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful, and useful.
Ice Cream Sandwich also features a new People app, which allows users to browse friends, family, and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution, and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks. GALAXY Nexus also features a redesigned camera which introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag, and effects with silly faces and background replacement.
GALAXY Nexus is also connected to the cloud, keeping your email, contacts, and all other data synced across your devices. Enjoy access to more than 300,000 apps and games from Android Market™ too.
Ice Cream Sandwich introduces innovations such as Face Unlock which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows the sharing of web pages, apps, and YouTube™ videos with your friends by simply tapping your phones together. To have more fun during chat sessions, use silly effects and background replacement while shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk™.
Complete Google Experience
GALAXY Nexus is designed to provide a “pure Google,” experience, and it will be the first to receive software upgrades and new applications as soon as they are available. It also features a number of Google Mobile services, including: Android Market, Gmail™, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube™, syncing with Google Calendar™, and a redesigned Google+ app.
Best-in-class hardware meets the most advanced software
GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65’’ display with a market-leading resolution of 720p (1280×720), to enjoy GALAXY Nexus’ immersive entertainment capabilities and fast web browsing in superior clarity.
Succeeding the original Contour Display of Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus is designed with rounded edges to fit perfectly within your palm or near your face for phone calls. Hyper-skin backing on the battery cover improves the ergonomic feel of the device and makes the phone slip-resistant. At just 8.94mm in thickness, with a minimal 4.29mm bezel, GALAXY Nexus provides superb portability with an expansive screen.
GALAXY Nexus also features an ultra-fast 1.2GHz dual core processor, providing superior power and speed, to take full advantage of GALAXY Nexus’ enhanced multitasking capabilities with ease, or enjoy the large, vivid display to its full capacity with high-definition gaming or video streaming. HSPA+ connectivity combined with a dual core processor delivers high-speed web browsing which ensures the web at your fingertips.
The GALAXY Nexus is available at $948 (inclusive of GST), without line contract by January 2012.
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/sg
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GALAXY Nexus Product Specifications
* Specifications above may differ on the LTE version.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation