Samsung Nexus Prime To Tet UK Launch 'within Weeks'

Samsung and Google are to launch the Nexus Prime phone to showcase the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, "Ice Cream Sandwich", in Hong Kong late on Tuesday night.
The phone is expected to be released in the UK within the next four weeks, in time for Christmas.

Android Central, via the Japanese site Blog of Mobile, posted a photo and full spec sheet of the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime that allegedly originates from local carrier NTT DoCoMo (click the image below to see it in all its glory)

The launch had been scheduled for Monday last week, but Google and Samsung postponed it following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and former chief executive.
As a flagship device, the phone will run the standard version of the new Android update, rather than having Samsung's Touch-Wiz system running on top of it. Engadget suggests that it will have a high-definition display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor and a screen size of up to 4.6in.
Like the Nexus S, the Samsung device which showcased Android 2.3 "Gingerbread", the previous major phone version, there won't be physical buttons for key on-screen functions.
Samsung and Apple are neck and neck, having both supplanted Finland's Nokia to ship more than 20m smartphone handsets per quarter in the three months to June. Analysts are still waiting for third-quarter figures from Samsung; Apple will announce figures at its quarterly results on Tuesday night.
The Google chief executive, Larry Page, said at the company's earnings call last week that 190m Android devices have been activated since its inception. He also said that the mobile business was on an equivalent run rate to being a $2.5bn business.
However, he did not specify how much of that comes through mobile advertising and app sales on Android; testimony given by a Google executive to the US Congress that two-thirds of mobile search comes from devices running Apple's iOS software.
Ice Cream Sandwich, which is version 4.0 of Android, is intended to be a cross-platform offering that unites the 2.0 branch, devised for mobile phones, and the 3.0 branch for tablets which was first released earlier this year on Motorola's showcase Xoom tablet. That should mean that app developers can target all sizes of screen in a single package.
Samsung's UK press office did not have any information about the timing of the launch or any other details at the time of publication.
Update: Android Central says it has the specifications. Notable points include 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0, and the following:
• Display: AMOLED HD: 4.65 inches Resolution 720 x1280) Maximum number of simultaneous colors 
• Main Display: 16,777,216 color touch screen: capacitive (multi-touch),
• Main camera: 5 megapixel CMOS camera with LED flash 
• Video recording 1080pHD (1920 * 1080)
• Front camera: 1.3 million pixels CMOS
• Micro USB 2.0

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