iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung & Google Debut Galaxy Nexus Handset

There you have it, Samsung and Google have teamed up again to deliver the template for future smartphones that will run on Google's new mobile platform, Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich.

The new phone is called the Galaxy Nexus rather than the Nexus Prime as originally believed. The fact that Samsung has brought in the name Galaxy could mean that Samsung may assume more control over the design and sale of the phone, perhaps a compromise made by Google after the Motorola Mobility purchase.

The handset seems to be a variant of the just announced Samsung Galaxy S HD. It comes with a dual core TI OMAP 4460 SoC which is cloked at 1.2GHz, a 4.65-inch AMOLED HD display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution, a five megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, a 1.3-megapixel camera, GPS

The phone also sports a rather cool face recognition feature that allows users to unlock their phones by looking at the phone. There's also a new user interface, an improved keyboard feature, and physical buttons have been removed altogether.