Google’s latest flagship handset, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, is being earmarked for a UK release on the 17 November, according to widespread reports.
The world’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered phone will reportedly first go on sale the UK before heading to the US the following week.
The Galaxy Nexus has a pronounced curved shape that is intended to cradle the face, measures just 94mm thick and packs 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Unlike its predecessor, the Nexus S, it will also features software navigation buttons and users will benefit from Wi-Fi, NFC support and a full web browsing experience.
The Galaxy Nexus also boasts a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display at 720p resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an improved five-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Phones 4u has already confirmed that it will be one the first independent retailers to offer the handset.
The Galaxy Nexus will be available in Phones 4u stores or via the Phones 4u website for free on a £46 per month contract or for £29.95 on a £41 per month tariff.
A Samsung spokesperson told Mobile today that a launch date ‘is yet to be announced’.