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Samsung Galaxy Nexus cleared out at £290

Less than one year after its launch, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which was the first smartphone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and sport a 1,280 x 720 display, has seen its price drop to £290 by e_cell (eBay).

The smartphone – also known as the GT-i9250 - boasts a dual-core TI OMAP4460 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 4.65in Super AMOLED screen, 16GB onboard storage and a sleek 8.94mm sleekly curved design. It was also one of the first handsets to drop keys completely.

Other noteworthy features include a 5-megapixel camera with full HD video recording, instant capture and zero shutter lag, Android beam, Face unlock, Google+ handout, NFC, a microSIM slot, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and GPS. Although there’s no microSD card slot, it has been confirmed that the phone will get Google's Jelly Bean OS.

The Galaxy Nexus had an initial retail price of £550 when it was launched in November 2011. Check out our comparison between it and the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Source: eBay (E-Cell)

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