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Japanese Carrier Confirms Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime) for November

There’s still a few hours to wait for Google and Samsung’s Ice Cream Sandwich event, but thanks to one Japanese carrier, we already know that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime) is going to be available in November. NTT DoCoMo confirmed today in a message posted to Twitter that it would be “among the fastest” to bring the latest Nexus handset to the market this November.

docomo Nexus Prime

Unfortunately, the carrier did not give a specific release date, or mention price tags and specifications. But those who are itching to get their hands on the latest Nexus smartphone will be pleased to hear that it’s now just weeks away from launching.

Of course, we’re expecting to hear a lot more about the new handset during Google and Samsung’s joint announcement later today, and you can follow it all via the TechnoBuffalo live blog. However, the device certainly won’t be the biggest surprise of the year.

We’ve already seen leaked pictures, a hands-on video, and even rumored specs:

Nexus Prime Tech Specs (Rumored)

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 9mm thin
  • 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
  • TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of built-in storage
  • 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • NFC
  • 1,750 mAh battery

If those specifications are accurate, the Nexus Prime looks like it’s going to be one awesome Android smartphone. What do you think?

[via Engadget]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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