By Brandon Miniman | October 6, 2011 9:53 AM
We’ve already gotten a glimpse of Samsung’s upcoming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone thanks to a teaser made by Samsung. We are now less than a week away from the launch of this device, slated for October 11. It’ll mark the annoucenment of one of the most impressively-spec’ed phones released to date, plus the unveiling of the next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0). BGR has posted what appears to be very believable specifications for the “Galaxy Nexus” (and not the “Nexus Prime” as previously thought). The Galaxy Nexus will sport a TI OMAP dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5MP shooter on back a 1.3MP camera on front, full 1080p video capture, NFC, LTE support (on Verizon), all in a package that rivals the thinness of the Galaxy S 2 at just 9mm. Powering everything will be an ample 1750 mAh battery.
The best part? The display: a Super AMOLED 4.65″ panel with 1280×720 resolution, representing the first true 720p HD display on a mobile phone. And that’s a lot of pixels, in fact, 315 pixels per inch (ppi), just a few pixels short of beating Apple’s 329ppi Retina display. The Galaxy Nexus is likely to have the most impressive display of any smartphone release yet.
The minimalists among us will be happy to hear that while the device is Samsung-made, it will be devoid of TouchWiz; like previous Google Nexus smartphones, there will be no interface replacement.