Possibly called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the phone is packing some seriously good features under the hood. The long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system will debut on the 9mm thin device. Additional features include a 4.65-inch curved glass Super AMOLED HD display running at 1280x720 resolution, a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, a 5MP rear camera and a front 1.3MP shooter, 1080p video capture, LTE / HSPA support depending on carrier, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, NFC technology and a 1,750 mAh battery.
BGR has also confirmed that the OS will be a pure Google device, meaning no fancy third-party UI or other modifications to ICS. Furthermore, they believe that the Galaxy Nexus will be a Verizon Wireless exclusive.
An unveiling couldn’t come at a better time in light of Apple’s lackluster iPhone 4S announcement a couple of days ago. Many consumers and even AT&T employees were anticipating a revolutionary iPhone 5 device, not the evolutionary handset that Cupertino unveiled instead.
When compared with the Galaxy Nexus specs, the 4S already looks a bit dated, at least in terms of sheer processing power and display. But if the Nexus is only launching on one US carrier, this could potentially hurt overall sales.