Samsung Galaxy Nexus launch moved to October 19?

October 12th, 2011

Samsung Nexus PrimeIt looks like the Galaxy Nexus will be coming “very shortly“, as the phone’s launch has reportedly been moved to October 19.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, otherwise known as the Google Nexus Prime, was originally set to get official yesterday, before the launch was pulled out of respect for Steve Jobs. Engadget has now heard that a new date has been set for the long-awaited smartphone launch, which looks set to take place in just 7 days time.

“An inside source tells us the two have moved their plans for the Unpacked event to October 19th in Hong Kong, timed to coincide with the AsiaD: All Things Digital event there next week,” Engadget explains.

So, what can we expect from the long-rumoured Nexus smartphone? If month’s worth of rumours are anything to go by, expect the curvaceous handset to tout a 4.65-inch HD touchscreen, paired with an un-skinned version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Other whispers point towards a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with an “advanced sensor”, 1080p HD video, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing webcam, up to 32GB of expandable memory, an integrated NFC chip, and a 1750 mAh battery.

If Engadget’s tipster is on the money, expect all to be revealed in just one week’s time.

[Source: Engadget]