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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Nexus To Land On O2

O2 has put up a coming soon page for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first Ice Cream Sandwich handset to be released, and it will apparently land in the UK in November.

The device, which may also be the first HD ready handset to go on sale (perhaps within days of the Samsung Galaxy Note), had already been announced at Phones4U.

Three & Vodafone are the two other mobile phone operators that have confirmed availability of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, although neither have said when and how much the handset will cost.

The two other big mobile phone networks, T-Mobile and Orange, have yet to state whether they will actually sell it.

The Galaxy Nexus is the first handset to come with a 1280x720 pixel screen with a 4.65-inch diagonal and a pixel density just below that of the iPhone 4/iPhone 4S.

The screen is likely to be the main selling point of the handset given that it is a Super AMOLED HD model and sports a 100,000:1 contrast ratio (ed: its worth noting that the Nexus has a 16:9 screen ratio while all other Honeycomb devices have a 16:10 screen ratio).

Inside the Nexus is a dual core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 32GB storage, a 1750mAh battery, Near Field Communication, a 1750mAh battery, a five megapixel rear camera plus a front facing one as well.

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