Galaxy Nexus: 4.6" 720p screen, 1.2Ghz dual core, a barometer and more [Updated]

Just under an hour before the event, This is my Next has published a list of details of the hardware features of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The website say that the company has officially announced the Galaxy Nexus, and it sports a 4.65" 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED screen, a blazing 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal memory and a 1750mAh battery. This phone is impressive.

Additionally, the phone has a 5MP camera with full 1080p 30fps video with "zero shutter lag" for still images according to Samsung. The connectivity onboard? Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), and NFC. Notably there is no USB 3.0 support on this device. The phone also includes a barometer alongside the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and light sensors. 

The device supports the following frequencies EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/199 +  LTE, HSPA/HSUPA 850/900/1900/2100 for everywhere else. It comes with "Google Maps 5.0" with 3D maps too, which sounds interesting.

Did we mention it weighs just 135g and is 8.94mm thick? You want to see it on video? It leaked earlier today.

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Let's see if I can get this straight (I am so confused by this):
1. we have phones by god knows how many manufacturers that run anything from Android 1.x to 2.3.5
2. we have tablets that run Android Honeycomb version 3.x and version 2.x
3. We now have Android 4 that will on at least 1 phone

The question remains....will any manufacturer allow any current device (I am looking at you Motorola and your brand new droid razor) to be updated to version 4?

Talk about a god damn mess of an OS.

BlendedFrog said,
Let's see if I can get this straight (I am so confused by this):
1. we have phones by god knows how many manufacturers that run anything from Android 1.x to 2.3.5
2. we have tablets that run Android Honeycomb version 3.x and version 2.x
3. We now have Android 4 that will on at least 1 phone

The question remains....will any manufacturer allow any current device (I am looking at you Motorola and your brand new droid razor) to be updated to version 4?

Talk about a god damn mess of an OS.

Updates? Sure. Question is will they stick crap on top of the stock experience.

And the most important question - battery life? No point in having a mobile that won't last the day and judging by those specs it's going to chew through quite a lot of juice...

Elliott said,
And It still lags? Erm...

Dont really see lag. They are sections that are highlighted a little longer than normal, but probably to show the people what is being highlighted/selected. So they are clicking/holding on options longer.

techbeck said,

Dont really see lag. They are sections that are highlighted a little longer than normal, but probably to show the people what is being highlighted/selected. So they are clicking/holding on options longer.


In the other article about ICS, they said the demo Galaxy Nexus units still had the noticeable "Android lag".

Elliott said,

In the other article about ICS, they said the demo Galaxy Nexus units still had the noticeable "Android lag".

Well, I am watching the event and didnt really notice to much of it.

There may be some with 3rd party apps but they are not showing those. 3rd party apps are the devs problem, not the phone. So shall see when more reviews/videos come out on the phone.

BK201 said,

Yeah, it lags in your reality-distorted mind.

As to overall performance, we saw a good deal of stutter in the Galaxy Nexus before us. Taps were not always recognized and there were occasional delays in performing an instruction... The subtle, pervasive lag that has characterized the Android UI since it inception is still there, which is not a heartening thing to hear when you're talking about a super-powered dual-core device like the Galaxy Nexus.

It may disappear by the phone's launch, but currently there is (real) lag. Perhaps you should lay off the Android kool-aid, before criticising others of being "fanboys".

Manish said,

It may disappear by the phone's launch, but currently there is (real) lag. Perhaps you should lay off the Android kool-aid, before criticising others of being "fanboys".

And you are quoting who? The device hasn't even out for public yet.

morrizz said,

And you are quoting who? The device hasn't even out for public yet.

Ah, my bad. I forgot to state that the quote was from thisismynext.com. They've seen the demos and had a hands-on with the device.

techbeck said,
Well, I am watching the event and didnt really notice to much of it.

There may be some with 3rd party apps but they are not showing those. 3rd party apps are the devs problem, not the phone. So shall see when more reviews/videos come out on the phone.

More than likely, it's probably when the phone starts getting a good amount of background tasks going. That's typically when Android starts lagging now

techbeck said,

lense is more important these days.

Yeah.. but it reads inferior to 8MP. That's the only part I don't like. But I think the rest of the specs pretty much compensate it.

More info....

Android 4.0 Ice Cream
4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen with 720p resolution
1.2GHz dual-core processor
Redsigned UI in Android 4.0
Improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NF support, full web browsing
Android 4.0 features Software Navigation buttons - brand new
People App with Google+ Integration among other features
Redesigned camera with panorama mode, 1080p video, zero-shutter lag, silly faces and background replacement features
Face Unlock: Facial recognition to unlock your phone! BOOM that just happened.
Android Beam uses NFC to easily share content with other Android users with the bump of phones
PURE GOOGLE EXPERIENCE
All the Google Apps you love from Android Market and GMail to Movie Studio and redesigned Google+ app
8.94mm thick, 4.29mm bezel
LTE and HSPA+ connectivity
Available in USA, Europe, and Asia beginning in November and then rolled out globally

http://phandroid.com/2011/10/1...cial-press-release-and-all/

Caleo said,
Do we really need 720p screens on phones? They need to get their priorities straight imo.

would sure make the apps look nice when they are shown on a big LCD screen!

Caleo said,
Do we really need 720p screens on phones? They need to get their priorities straight imo.

YES! You hold a phone close to you face. It makes sense to have 300+ ppi on a phone. Everything is so much more enjoyable with 300+ ppi.

Caleo said,
Do we really need 720p screens on phones? They need to get their priorities straight imo.

naaa... why would we want to innovate? nope nope.....

Caleo said,
Do we really need 720p screens on phones? They need to get their priorities straight imo.

Funny when Apple did that, the sheeps herald as innovations and now when Google does it, they say that they don't need it. What's a bunch of hypocrites ! Go cry at Jobs' funeral, nobody care about you.

why would you ever want a 5 inch phone in your computer. are they tying to replace the banana joke? "oh hey is that a phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

rajputwarrior said,
why would you ever want a 5 inch phone in your computer. are they tying to replace the banana joke? "oh hey is that a phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

It's not a 5-inch phone. In the mobile world, 4.65" is very different to 5"

Scorpus said,

It's not a 5-inch phone. In the mobile world, 4.65" is very different to 5"

the screen is 4.6 inches. there is the framing and what not all around it too. i can't even imagine how bad the battery life is gonna be on a phone like this.

rajputwarrior said,

oh yeah that's my bad i guess for commenting on an article that says it's a 4.65 screen (which rounds up to 5 inches...) /s

how about checking the articles for outdated 3.5 inch size?

rajputwarrior said,
why would you ever want a 5 inch phone in your computer. are they tying to replace the banana joke? "oh hey is that a phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

Or you can just crawl back to your troll cave and play with your shiny iToy. We adults prefer something that allow us to be more productive when we are away from our office or enjoy our entertainment on long business trip.

BK201 said,

Or you can just crawl back to your troll cave and play with your shiny iToy. We adults prefer something that allow us to be more productive when we are away from our office or enjoy our entertainment on long business trip.

how is that a troll comment? what i said has nothing to do with android. it has to do with form factor, i would say the same thing if the new iphone was that big... how can android allow you to be more productive then iOS? in terms of what you said, apple platform has a **** load of more apps, so if anything, you can be just as productive/entertained or even more on the iOS platform.

rajputwarrior said,

how is that a troll comment? what i said has nothing to do with android. it has to do with form factor, i would say the same thing if the new iphone was that big... how can android allow you to be more productive then iOS? in terms of what you said, apple platform has a **** load of more apps, so if anything, you can be just as productive/entertained or even more on the iOS platform.


Productive on a 3 inch screen ? I don't think so. Apple will not release the 4" phone, just wait and see because they want suckers like you to buy their giant iPhone (aka iPad).

BK201 said,

Productive on a 3 inch screen ? I don't think so. Apple will not release the 4" phone, just wait and see because they want suckers like you to buy their giant iPhone (aka iPad).

oh really, i bought an ipad did i? http://www.neowin.net/news/neo...ws-asus-eee-pad-transformer

i like how you keep personally attacking me with no basis. you are my new fave "sucker" in this place. relax android fanboy, it's just a piece of software...

and how much more productive can you be on a 4.5 inch screen compared to a 3.5 inch screen?

gulshan666 said,

how about checking the articles for outdated 3.5 inch size?

Argument 1: '3.5" phone screens are outdated, bigger is better!'

Argument 2: 'The iPad is just a big iPhone!'

Conclusion: Apple has already won the screen size war. :-p