Samsung confirms Galaxy Nexus UK launch date

Nov 04, 2011

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus device coming to UK stores in November

Samsung today announced the first smartphone to feature Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will be available in the UK from Thursday 17th November.

The Galaxy Nexus™ is the first smartphone to feature a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display with a market-leading resolution of 720p (1280 x 720), ensuring vivid colours and excellent picture clarity. The Galaxy Nexus also comes with a 5 megapixel camera and new rounded design that measures just 8.94mm thick and features a minimal 4.29mm screen bezel.

The Galaxy Nexus features the latest version of the Android platform, 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, while introducing new innovations such as ‘Face Unlock’, which uses facial recognition to unlock your phone. It also comes with integrated Google+™, allowing you to ‘hang out’ with friends and talk over Google+ Messenger. Google™’s services are connected to the cloud, keeping your email, contacts, and other data synced across your devices.

The latest handset from Samsung and Google is designed to provide a “pure Google” experience and users will be the first to receive software upgrades as they become available. It also features a number of Google Mobile services, including: Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ 5.11 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube™, syncing with Google Calendar™ and a redesigned Google+ app.

The Galaxy Nexus also features an ultra-fast 1.2GHz dual core processor and HSPA+ connectivity, providing superior power and speed.

Simon Stanford, Head of Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The level of interest and anticipation surrounding the release of the Galaxy Nexus has been fantastic. The collaboration with Google to launch the world’s first smartphone featuring Android Ice Cream Sandwich and a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display is evidence of Samsung’s continuing passion for the smartphone market and commitment to delivering innovative devices. We’re delighted to introduce the Galaxy Nexus to the UK and are looking forward to seeing it in the shops on 17th of November.”

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available on the 17th of November 2011 in a range of UK retailers.

GALAXY Nexus Product Specifications:

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850 / 900 / 1900 / 1700 / 2100
EDGE / GPRS 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Processor 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
Display 4.65” 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED
OS Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera Main (Rear) : 5MP AF with LED Flash with reduced shutter delay and fast shot2shot
Sub (Front) : 1.3MP for Video Call
Video Codec : MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264
Playback : 1080p@30fps
Recording : 1080p Full HD Video@30fps
Audio Codec : MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+
3.5mm Ear Jack
Google™ Mobile Services Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Movie Studio
Google Maps™ 5.11 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation
Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google+ app
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0

USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
NFC
Sensor Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer
Memory 1GB (RAM) + 16GB / 32GB Internal memory
Size 135.5 x 67.94 x from 8.94mm, 135g
Battery Standard battery, Li-on 1750mAh

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 190500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor 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.

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