The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google’s latest superphone, has just been announced, so those who want to pick it up can make a beeline for the smartphone, be it online or at brick and mortar stores. Just how much do you think you will need to fork out for the Galaxy Nexus? We are looking at a $299.99 price point with a new two-year customer agreement, of course. What is so special about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus? For starters, it will be able to let you browse the Web, stream music and do much more at blazing speeds thanks to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, where you can experience fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps.
Not only that, this is the first smartphone from the Android-powered community that will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box, delivering an entirely new look and feel to the world of Android. The Galaxy Nexus will deliver a redesigned user experience with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Near Field Communications (NFC) sharing with Android Beam and a full e-browsing experience. A slew of standard user interface features such as the lock screen, home screen, phone app and others in between have been rethought and redesigned, with Google hoping to turn Android into a simple, beautiful and useful operating system.
As for the hardware specifications, we are looking at a super slim 9.47mm design which will surely please those who place plenty of priority over the aesthetics of a device, and even being so slim, it will still be able to cram in a 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED Contour Display that lets you watch movies, view pictures and play games which will come to life in 720p (1280 x 720) resolution. A dual-core 1.2GHz application processor will run proceedings from within, and the HTML5 Web browser that has been optimized for dual-core processing with Android 4.0 will make your online experience a seamless one.
You can also be super popular with the rest of your mates as well thanks to the built-in Mobile Hotspot capability, letting you share either a 4G LTE or 3G connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices. A 5-megapixel camera is located at the back, boasting zero-shutter lag for instant photo capturing, autofocus and LED flash with full 1080p recording, while up in front you have a 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat purposes. Since this is such a beauty, there is a textured soft-touch back cover to turn this into a slip-resistant phone (to a certain extent, of course). Any takers for Google’s latest beauty?