By Stephen Schenck | November 19, 2011 3:14 AM
Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus has arrived, bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with it. While shoppers in the UK get their hands on the smartphone, the US still waits to learn of plans for the phone’s release. We don’t have any new rumors of a launch date to share with you right now, but we have gotten a look at the US version of the Galaxy Nexus, complete with Verizon LTE badging, and Google has updated the phone’s listing of tech specs to show us just how the HSPA+ and LTE versions of the handset differ.
Google’s uploaded a whole mess of Galaxy Nexus videos to the phone’s YouTube channel. Yesterday, it added one showing users how to quickly get started with the phone. There are two versions of the video, including one for US audiences that shows off its full Verizon livery.
We knew since the phone’s announcement event that the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus would be a little chunkier, but just how bad is it? The HSPA+ Nexus measures-in at 8.94-millimeters thick. To accommodate the demands of LTE, the Nexus finds itself growing to a 9.47-millimeter size. That’s not so bad on its own, but the LTE version also packs on a little mass, at 150 grams compared to the HSPA+’s 135 grams. It’s still just a small change, but do these figures have anyone now thinking they might just forget the US launch and try getting their hands on an HSPA+ version of the phone?