Now that the Galaxy Nexus, the follow-up to the Nexus S is out, we're starting to wonder whether that phone and the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S II HD are not actually twins - but there's more to it than meets the eye.
Both of them come with the same screen, a massive 4.65-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 1280x720 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 316ppi, just short of Apple's Retina Display with 326ppi.
They both have the same amount of onboard memory (1GB) and the same amount of storage (16GB although the Galaxy Nexus is available in 32GB as well). From there though, it's the Samsung S II HD all the way.
It has a more powerful processor (a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.5GHz vs a TI OMAP 4460 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz), better camera (eight-megapixel vs five-megapixel and two-megapixel vs 1.3-megapixel front-facing), it is lighter (130.5g vs 135g) and has a bigger battery (1850mAh vs 1750mAh).
Sure, the Galaxy Nexus comes with Ice Cream Sandwich while the Galaxy S II HD comes only with Android Gingerbread, but Samsung is likely to get the upgrade to ICS. Also the Nexus lacks a microSD card slot and TV out, but hey, at least the FM Radio with RDS is back.
The price of both phones have yet to be revealed but should both handsets be priced similarly, the Nexus will have a very hard time competing with the S II HD.