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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Suggested Price : £515

Online retailer Clove Technology has been the first one to provide a stock and, more importantly, a price update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and we have to say that we're happy with the pricing unlike its predecessor, the Nexus S.

The Galaxy Nexus (opens in new tab) is listed at £514.80 on Clove Technology's website with the first units expected to come "early November", and we're pretty sure that the average selling price of the handset will be hovering around £499, roughly the same as the Apple iPhone 4GS.

The phone, which is the first one to come with Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, is a cross between a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD. It has a big screen (4.65-inch, 1280x720 pixels), 16GB onboard storage and a nifty feature called Android Beam which helps NFC-enabled handsets communicate.

The rest of the hardware is resolutely mainstream. A dual core SoC just like the Samsung Galaxy SII, 1GB RAM, NFC, a five megapixel camera (like the first Samsung Galaxy S) and a front facing camera.

Even at £515, it would be a good deal, given that it will be the first HD ready smartphone on the market ahead of the Galaxy SII HD.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.