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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Nexus To Launch In UK On 17th Of November

Google and Samsung are set to roll out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the follow-up to the Nexus S, from the 17th of November 2011.

First we had a report from Amazon with a Galaxy Nexus listing at a greatly reduced price (from £730 to £550), and now Phil Nickinson from Android Central (opens in new tab) says that the word at the Samsung World Tour Event is, that the 17th is indeed when the phone will be launched.

The Galaxy Nexus was delayed by Google and Samsung because of the death of Steve Jobs only days before the scheduled launch.

The device - which is powered by Ice Cream Sandwich - comes with a 4.65-inch curved Super AMOLED display and will be the first phone in the world to sport an HD ready screen (1280x720 pixels), ahead of Samsung's other handsets, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S II HD.

It also features a TI OMAP4460 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage but a five megapixel camera (like its predecessor), NFC, a front-facing camera and still lacks a microSD card slot.

Expect it to launch in the US around Black Friday towards the end of November, and we suspect that by the end of the year it will sell for under £500 given that it currently carries a £50 premium compared to the cheapest iPhone 4S.

Désiré Athow
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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 ITProPortal.com 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.