Google announced the Nexus S today on the Google Mobile Blog. The phone's hardware internals are basically the same as the other members of the Galaxy S family, aside from a few changes. Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be shipping with the device.
Some specs of the phone are listed below and taken from the official phone listing in the Google phone gallery:
- 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor
- 4" WVGA SAMOLED Contour Display
- 16GB iNAND flash memory
- Quad-band GSM, Tri-band HSPA
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, A-GPS
- Near Field Communication (NFC)
- 5MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 1500mAh battery
Availability of the phone starts on December 16th in the US (from T-Mobile Best Buy) and on December 20th in the UK (from Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy). Other availability has not yet been announced.
Price is also not yet mentioned with subsidy or without. However, I would say that buying the phone flat out would likely set you back somewhere between $500 and $600 USD, possibly a bit more or less.
It appears that the rumors of a dual-core processor for the Nexus S were unfounded after all, but as for myself, that is actually a plus. Make no mistake however, this phone will likely set the Android phone experience standards for months to come.
Check out more pictures and details on the phone here at the official Google site for the phone.
According to a Best Buy webpage, the Nexus S will be selling for $199 on contract with T-Mobile, and for $529 unsubsidized. Let's hope it stays that cheap in other areas as well.
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