Samsung Galaxy Nexus Specs Official…Possible T-Mobile Compatible Version Afoot?

Well it’s about time as we can say we have absolutely, positively, confirmed specs for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus before the debut happening in just under 30 minutes. The really good news? The press release going around the room right now in Hong Kong has a T-Mobile compatible version on the sheet with the necessary AWS bands. That’s good news…as we await carrier announcements during the event beginning in just under 30 minutes.

  • 4.65″ 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED screen
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor,
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16 or 32GB internal memory
  • 1750mAh battery
  • 5 megapixel camera with “zero shutter lag”
  • 1080p video 30fps
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • NFH
  • 8.94mm thick and 135grams
  • HSPA+ compatibility with US versions arriving in November

Stay tuned to the live event happening on YouTube.com/android just 28 minutes from now!

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  • Sorto7

    Wow that’s would be fantastic

  • Best news ever!!!!!!

  • Best news ever!!!!!!

  • Best news ever!!!!!!

  • Best news ever!!!!!!

  • Best news ever!!!!!!

  • Okay, it has AWS bands, but is it Quad-band?

    • D4niel

      It’s pentaband, according to this: http://thisismynext.com/2011/10/18/galaxy-nexus-official-release-samsung-google/

      • Michael O’Sullivan

        ooh it is pentaband!!! sweet future proofing FTW!

      • Michael O’Sullivan

        ooh it is pentaband!!! sweet future proofing FTW!

      • I saw not to long ago, that’s fantastic and it’s HSPA+ Pentaband.

  • Matlock

    Im def selling my Sensation and G2X to get this thing! 

  • Matlock

    Im def selling my Sensation and G2X to get this thing! 

  • DonRE

    eat that G S2 owners hahahahaha!!

    • J. Williams

      This isn’t about it being better than the GSII, it’s apart of our family now.  The new big brother.  But it’s not enough to make me put down my GSII…

      • TonyMan

        Seriously?? 1024×768 is laptop territory FYI   NFC, pure Android 4, no Touchcrap,
        newer Cortex processor, NFC, larger yet slimmer screen ratio?  I would return my GSII

        • J. Williams

          Seriously. I’m not gonna get this phone, it is nice…but not enough to WOW me into giving up my GSII. No way…well, unless I can see my GSII for at least 400, which I know I can. Then I would get it. Because this phone will cost 529.99 more than likely, just like the other Nexus devices. If not more.

    • Anonymous

      I’m eating nothing.  These two phones were cooked by the same chef’s just used different seasonings.

      • Fish

        the difference is your GSII will not get ICS…

        Why does no one remember how bad Samsung is at updating their phones?  hello?  Vibrant…?

        Same goes for Motorola…

        “why upgrade our phones when we can make them buy another phone”…that’s how they think…

        NEXUS OR BUST

  • Joey

    Fantastic news :)

  • Joey

    Fantastic news :)

  • Joey

    Fantastic news :)

  • Jon

    I’m glad that I have put off getting the SGS II. Because now I can get this phone woooo!

  • Giraffe

    The same information is being provided noting LTE bands… This is not a T-Mobile exclusive.

    • Nobody has EVER said it would be. Just that a T-Mobile compatible version would be floating around.

      • Joey

        Just look at his name. That’s all you need to know

  • Giraffe

    The same information is being provided noting LTE bands… This is not a T-Mobile exclusive.

  • Giraffe

    The same information is being provided noting LTE bands… This is not a T-Mobile exclusive.

  • Giraffe

    The same information is being provided noting LTE bands… This is not a T-Mobile exclusive.

  • MNBug

    Meh.

  • MNBug

    Meh.

  • MNBug

    Meh.

  • MNBug

    Meh.

  • RabidRotty

    what is NFH and how can this be officail if you dont know if its 16 or 32g internal memory?

    • MNBug

      I just thought you could get the 16 or 32 GB option.  Like the iPhone.

    • whosaidwhat

      NFC and it comes in either 16gb and 32gb version. 

      • Anonymous

        MY SGSII has NFC,  48GB (16 board memory, & 32 MicroSD)..FTW!!!!

  • RabidRotty

    what is NFH and how can this be officail if you dont know if its 16 or 32g internal memory?

  • RabidRotty

    what is NFH and how can this be officail if you dont know if its 16 or 32g internal memory?

  • Kirbi182

    Crossing my fingers this thing will land to Tmo, I have been putting off every other phone to get this bad ass thing 

  • Izzybrexx

    30?.min?.,OK ill kill some time sleeping with my gf!!!!!!…that’s.enough time!..;-)

  • J. Williams

    The only differences is the following.  I don’t think it’s worth giving up my GSII for, nope.  Besides, it will get ice cream as well…

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen with 720p resolution1.2GHz dual-core processorRedesigned UI in Android 4.0Android 4.0 features Software Navigation buttonsRedesigned camera with panorama mode, 1080p video, zero-shutter lag, silly faces and background replacement featuresFace Unlock: Facial recognition to unlock your phone.Android Beam uses NFC to easily share content with other Android usersPURE GOOGLE EXPERIENCE8.94mm thick, 4.29mm bezel

    • Anonymous

      You were right J.  I’m happy I copped the s2 cuz while the Nexus is definitely bad ass,  its not badasser.

      • J. Williams

        LOL…told ya Pimp. I love mine…and it’s well worth it. Galaxy Nexus is nice, I’m not saying it’s not. But how much do I really need on my phone? lol I mean, I might as well sell my TV and laptops lol…it I were getting this Nexus. LOL…To me, the GSII is the right purchase if you didn’t want to get the Nexus. All the people saying the Nexus is better, well yeah the specs are better. But I think the GSII is still a force to be stopped. The Nexus might do it too…but I’m not giving mine up. No WAY, no HOW. Boom! (Plus, I only paid $99.99 for it, lol.) GSII all day baby!!!!!!

    • whosaidwhat

      For me it’s not about the super specs even though this thing has some really nice specs. The HUGE difference for me is the stock OS. People who’ve owned stock before know it’s nothing beats it. And by stock I mean the Nexus devices. You get updates when google releases them. That to me is a plus nothing else can beat. You don’t feel like you have to update your phone after 6 months because the greedy carrier decide not to update your phone.

      I will be very happy with this device until the next Nexus device.

      • J. Williams

        I have a Nexus one, and the Nexus S. So I know about stock, but it gets old to me. Because most people just put another ROM on it, and there you have a skin. So I like having the GSII with Touchwiz, because I can turn it off if I want to.

        • whosaidwhat

          What’s you’re forgetting is that a Nexus device makes it very easy for you to unlock and do with it whatever you want. Though Samsung has been good about keeeping bootloaders unlocked, a lot of other OEM’s don’t like it.

        • J. Williams

          I’m not forgetting anything…it’s just my opinion on the matter that’s all.

        • Anonymous

          I’m with J.  I love TW and Samsung phones are very easy to hack.  With the GSII kernel source already availible as well as the ICS .APK, I’m wondering if we will see some bad ass cooked ICS TW ROMs before we even see a T-Mobile Nexus.  

          If we don’t find out by the end of this week when there will be more US Nexus’ then my guess is it won’t be until January at the soonest that we can get one.

    • whosaidwhat

      For me it’s not about the super specs even though this thing has some really nice specs. The HUGE difference for me is the stock OS. People who’ve owned stock before know it’s nothing beats it. And by stock I mean the Nexus devices. You get updates when google releases them. That to me is a plus nothing else can beat. You don’t feel like you have to update your phone after 6 months because the greedy carrier decide not to update your phone.

      I will be very happy with this device until the next Nexus device.

    • Fish

      your GSII will never see ice cream…nexus s and nexus 1 will get it….months later you’ll be all pissed cause you forgot how bad samsung is at updating their phone OSs…

      You’ll have to root your GSII if you want ICS

  • Mar

    imm waiting  what time on pacific  . caliifornia

    • None

      O m g . No phone for you :)

  • Kayle23

    Wow my 14′ laptop also has 1280×768!

    • Anonymous

      how the hell do you carry that thing around?!

    • Anonymous

      how the hell do you carry that thing around?!

    • Rsnidjik

      You must be a pretty big dude. Our local high school stadium has just installed the same size screen.

  • whosaidwhat

    HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100 or 4G LTE
    I’m interested now.

  • whosaidwhat

    HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100 or 4G LTE
    I’m interested now.

  • Whoa

    Phones are getting to damn wide.  At a certain point they start to look ridiculous.  

  • Whoa

    Phones are getting to damn wide.  At a certain point they start to look ridiculous.  

  • rwc

    Assuming the merger goes through, would it work on ATT?

    • Anonymous

      yes the HSPA+ version has every gsm band built in

  • And1

    First Iphone let down now this 1.2 dual core!

  • And1

    First Iphone let down now this 1.2 dual core!

  • And1

    First Iphone let down now this 1.2 dual core!

    • Enoel69

      Forget for a min that the device is 1.2 GHz dual core…pick it up and see how fast the device is. The iPhone is clocked less than 1GHz per core but the device is still mighty fast….so 1.2GHz dual core plus LTE or HSPA+ will make it a screamer speed wise. 

  • The 4.65 inch screen needs to be explained as part of the screen is only used for virtual ‘Buttons”.. so true screen size is smaller??  Would like at least an 8meg camera comparable to the 4S in quality, speed, etc. Though the front camera would also have higher pix density.  How fast is HSPA+ on here 14.4, 28, or 42..? 

    • Mikex915

      Its 21. Like galaxy s 4g

  • The 4.65 inch screen needs to be explained as part of the screen is only used for virtual ‘Buttons”.. so true screen size is smaller??  Would like at least an 8meg camera comparable to the 4S in quality, speed, etc. Though the front camera would also have higher pix density.  How fast is HSPA+ on here 14.4, 28, or 42..? 

  • Curious George

    Newbie here, so help me understand.  Considering getting the Galaxy S2, but so many have said wait for the Prime.  Other than the higher quality (and slighlty larger) screen, and some things like facial recognition, aren’t most of the S2 specs as good or better?  What is advantage of Ice cream?  To some extent, seems like people are making a big deal out of this just because it has been so strongly anticipated, but I certainly could be wrong.  Any insight would be appreciated.

  • Curious George

    Newbie here, so help me understand.  Considering getting the Galaxy S2, but so many have said wait for the Prime.  Other than the higher quality (and slighlty larger) screen, and some things like facial recognition, aren’t most of the S2 specs as good or better?  What is advantage of Ice cream?  To some extent, seems like people are making a big deal out of this just because it has been so strongly anticipated, but I certainly could be wrong.  Any insight would be appreciated.

  • Curious George

    Newbie here, so help me understand.  Considering getting the Galaxy S2, but so many have said wait for the Prime.  Other than the higher quality (and slighlty larger) screen, and some things like facial recognition, aren’t most of the S2 specs as good or better?  What is advantage of Ice cream?  To some extent, seems like people are making a big deal out of this just because it has been so strongly anticipated, but I certainly could be wrong.  Any insight would be appreciated.

    • Anonymous

      I will never, ever buy an Android phone where the carrier has mucked around with the software, and where I’m dependent on the carrier to get around to updating the latest version of Android for my phone (if they ever do).

      If people are dumb enough to continue to buy carrier cobbled versions of these phones, then carriers will be more than happy to maintain that level of control.  

      Have you noticed that none of the carriers mess with their own version of iOS on the iPhones.   Apple would never allow them to do so.  Google has a more open approach, so it’s necessary for consumers to vote with their dollars.

      Get the Galaxy Nexus.

    • Anonymous

      I will never, ever buy an Android phone where the carrier has mucked around with the software, and where I’m dependent on the carrier to get around to updating the latest version of Android for my phone (if they ever do).

      If people are dumb enough to continue to buy carrier cobbled versions of these phones, then carriers will be more than happy to maintain that level of control.  

      Have you noticed that none of the carriers mess with their own version of iOS on the iPhones.   Apple would never allow them to do so.  Google has a more open approach, so it’s necessary for consumers to vote with their dollars.

      Get the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Curious George

        Now that you say that, one of the things I have noted is that people say there is a lack of carrier bloatware with this one.  So from what I am understanding that is reason enough to opt for this one?

      • Curious George

        Now that you say that, one of the things I have noted is that people say there is a lack of carrier bloatware with this one.  So from what I am understanding that is reason enough to opt for this one?

        • n900mixalot

          It depends on what YOU want. WiFi calling, for example, probably won’t be available with T-Mobile right out of the box. But, on the other hand you will have a clean Android experience and a phone that just works.

          Think about what you do best with. Do you need lots of carrier support, or are you an independent type who doesn’t subscribe to carrier extras like mobileTV.

      • Curious George

        Now that you say that, one of the things I have noted is that people say there is a lack of carrier bloatware with this one.  So from what I am understanding that is reason enough to opt for this one?

      • Curious George

        Now that you say that, one of the things I have noted is that people say there is a lack of carrier bloatware with this one.  So from what I am understanding that is reason enough to opt for this one?

  • Anonymous

    LOL don’t get me wrong but ICS 4.0 is a bunch borrowed features from HTC, iOS, and webOS.  NICE STUFF but not a lot of things that are actually new.

    • “NICE STUFF but not a lot of things that are actually new.”

      You did watch the whole keynote right? I see ICS offering alot of new features

      • Anonymous

        -Launching the camera from the lock screen
         -lite photo editing
        -swipe away to remove
        -“folders”
        -resizing of widgets
        -quick text responses to incoming calls 
        -screenshots

        Yes I watched the entire hour long video and have read the lists being posted of ICS features and those “features” have all been done before.  Now, I’m not calling ICS a copy cat, I’m simply saying that those features aren’t NEW.  New to stock Android yes of course.  I know there are other new features like Facelock, Beam and stuff in Gmail but a good half of the notable new features in ICS are borrowed.  

  • Anonymous

    LOL don’t get me wrong but ICS 4.0 is a bunch borrowed features from HTC, iOS, and webOS.  NICE STUFF but not a lot of things that are actually new.

  • Anonymous

    LOL don’t get me wrong but ICS 4.0 is a bunch borrowed features from HTC, iOS, and webOS.  NICE STUFF but not a lot of things that are actually new.

  • Please come to T-Mobile…pretty please. :)

  • Anonymous

    It would be amazing if we sold this phone in store and i could get an employee discount on the phone and accessories……. but i have a feeling i’m going to have to pay full price for this.

  • Anonymous

    It would be amazing if we sold this phone in store and i could get an employee discount on the phone and accessories……. but i have a feeling i’m going to have to pay full price for this.

  • Davenycept

    Tmobile just announced wifi calling update for gs2 and amaze

  • Edgy22

    I kinda like it. However the rear N front cameras is not cool. Other than that its the samething compare to the SGS2. I have the Nexus One, had the Nexus S, went to the iphone 4 and now have the European GS2 with ATT $50 UNL everything Go Phone. The thing I dont like about google Nexuses is that it gets boring after using it after a week cuz its just stock android. I luv the GS2 no dought about it but i dont like being on AT&T. I will get this phone with T-Mobile $30 100 min, Unl text n Data (5GB)Monthly 4G plan. It will be perfect but IDK if it will be really stupid of me to retire my SGS2 this early for the new GNS. However if the T-Mobile version can get 4G speeds (42mphs) like T-Mo’s ugly SGS2 then ill prob. switch no dought about it. I just want to know SGS2>GNS or GNS<SGS2.

  • Anonymous

    No mention of WIMAX. If Sprint is the one passing on the Nexus this
    time around, T-Mobile could make a killing by subsidizing this phone. This phone is a dev phone, the GSM version will have AWS and T-Mobile needs to 1up Sprint and AT&T. Payback for the iphone 4s, mofos!

    SUBSIDIZE THE G NEXUS, T-MOBILE!

    • WIMAX ???? WIMAX is already a dead technology, Sprint already dropped WIMAX and will kill its network within a year…..They are in process of switching to LTE if they have enough money.

  • Greg

    This phone look ugly honestly and the specs. dont make u want to run out and buy like the SGS2 & iphone 4s. The only good sleek thing this phone has is Ice Cream. I think what ill do is buy the s2 from tmobile.. root it and install ice cream when it comes out. That way I have the full specs. cameras, sd slot and faster data speed. Now you cant beat that!

    • WW

      the only thing you’d be missing is the HD display.

    • Ryan

      Lmao! You can’t even compare this to the iPhone 4s! MAYBE the sgs2, maybe, but this DESTROYS the iPhone 4s. You may not like how it looks and that’s ok, but seriously, compare these specs to the specs on the sgs2 and especially the iPhone 4s, and you’ll see just how superior this phone is.

  • M Zapata80

    Hey Greg…you said T-Mobile’s ugly Samsung GS2? Did you ever see the real thing? It’s actually better compared to the other versions of GS2 IMHO.

    • Greg

      I have the european SGS2 with the botton and my sis has the tmo version. Mines is far more sexy, classy, and polished.

  • M Zapata80

    Hey Greg…you said T-Mobile’s ugly Samsung GS2? Did you ever see the real thing? It’s actually better compared to the other versions of GS2 IMHO.

  • M Zapata80

    Hey Greg…you said T-Mobile’s ugly Samsung GS2? Did you ever see the real thing? It’s actually better compared to the other versions of GS2 IMHO.

  • Anonymous

    i was going to get it as soon as it came out for T-Mobile but i think i’m gonna pass this… i love the device except that its missing a freaking SD CARD SLOT again!!!!!!!!! 5 mp camera i can live with that since it has a special feature on the camera plus ICS, NFC, ice cream os, gorgeous display, and etc… but no SD CARD?? come on!! i just bought a 32 gb microsd card… i guess i’m going with SGS 2… sigh… and i was hoping it will be the new samsung enoyx chip but guess that’s wrong too…. if they release this phone with an sd card slot i’m SOLD

  • does t-mobile gsII work on ATT 3g (is it penta band?) is yes then not much difference between this and nexus

  • Fish

    Yes. See where it says my ns will get the update. I don’t see where a samsung rep says gs2 will get it.

    • J. Williams

      go away…

  • Enoel69

    Tmobile should be working hard and fast to add its name to the list of Networks to carry this device in the US as early as November. Giving that we are the only carrier of the big four major carriers in the US not to carry the iPhone ..we need this badly. Tmobile should strive to be the first again to get it here in the US…the device already has Tmo HSPA+ bands ( GSM penta bands)…so what are they waiting for….hurry up we want to see Tmo on that growing list of carriers lining up for this device .

  • mo pho

    Def leaving TMo for whatever carrier gets this. Sick of waiting year after year for a good phone only to get some ugly revamped TMo version.

  • mo pho

    And don’t tell me about the Galaxy S2 or the Amaze.  the GS2 os sucks no matter what you say and Amaze is fat and heavy.  

  • mo pho

    And don’t tell me about the Galaxy S2 or the Amaze.  the GS2 os sucks no matter what you say and Amaze is fat and heavy.  

  • Tire of six moths phones

    Yes sg2 realy sucks, perform is likevhaving exhibit except for the screen and camera pero exhibit is better with the AP hot spot, you can surf the internet on exhibit while you have hot spot on

  • I owned the GS2 and is a lil bit clonky seriously needed the Exynos processor, the HSPA+ 42mbps is not stable, sometimes i get good speeds, sometimes i get less than what i sued to get. the only thing is that the GS2 might get ICS soon. I for me want the Nexus, and will buy it as soon as it comes out, on T-mobile that is, or if it comes internationally with the same bands, i might buy unlocked.

  • ppl if you cant wait for t mo to get it, u can get one unlocked gsm version at the link below , i already pre ordered mine woo woo lol   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Galaxy-Nexus-Prime-Unlocked-32GB-GSM-HSPA-Android-4-0-ICS-/320783310497?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item4ab02cdea1#ht_500wt_1287

  • Mbiermanjr

    the galaxy s2 is beautiful stop talking shit because your still on your moms plan and she wont let you upgrade the phone is fast, reliable and if you now anything about samsung phones they are really easy to root and rom if you dont like what you get stock