Samsung has revealed in a press statement issued today (7 December 2011) that the new Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone which it built for Google will go on sale in South Africa from “early Q1 2012” at a recommended retail price of R6,999 – R7,299.
Vodacom brought Google’s previous Nexus S handset to South Africa, and the network operator told MyBroadband in October that the Galaxy Nexus may launch locally as soon as February 2012.
Virgin Mobile said that they might also be getting a small volume of devices.
It also has a 5 megapixel (MP) camera on the back and a secondary 1.3MP front-facing camera.
What sets the Galaxy Nexus apart however, is its massive 4.65-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display.
The table below outlines the key specifications of the Galaxy Nexus:
|Galaxy Nexus spec sheet|
|Display||4.65” 720p HD (720×1280) Super AMOLED|
|Processor||1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 (dual core ARM Cortex-A9)|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz|
|Cellular data||HSPA+ / LTE|
|SIM type||Mini SIM|