We know exactly when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will land in the UK, and we have some indication of pricing, but not the whole picture. While sites like Phones4u and Buymobilephones have thrown up some contract deals, we haven’t heard direct from the networks, or a firm unlocked handset price.
Amazon UK have the 16GB Galaxy Nexus up for pre-order for the tidy sum of £519.99, with Clove hovering around the £515 mark. Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo fame has tweeted some Phones4u pricing too. Both the unlocked and PAYG pricing are higher than Amazon UK and Clove, at £549.99 and £529.99 respectively. No word on what network(s) will be providing the phone on PAYG, though. Phones4u will also reserve initial stock for contracts only, so if they start flying off the shelves come November 17th, don’t expect to just waltz into a store and walk out with an unlocked model.
Normally we’d take this with a pinch of salt, but Mr. O’Brien has been a busy boy with the Galaxy Nexus as of late. On Thursday he achieved root access, and on Friday released the boot, recovery, and system images for the new superphone. Clearly then he’s been making friends with the right people, so we’re confident the information is accurate.
The Galaxy Nexus features the latest version of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and packs impressive specs to boot. It has a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 1280×720 display, 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera with zero shutter lag and 1080p video recording, plus 16GB of storage.