Samsung’s Nexus S in the flesh
We reported before that Samsung is bringing the Google Nexus S in the Philippines last March. We have not gotten confirmation but looks like review units are already circulating around.
This one we saw in the flesh was being carried by a magazine editor earlier today. I didn’t asked for details but I assumed it was a review unit and that means the handset will eventually hit the market sooner or later. Not sure though why the release didn’t push thru the other month.
The Google Nexus S has been available in grey markets since January this year for Php35,000. The expected retail price is supposed to be Php28,500. Should perfectly compliment the Galaxy S2 which is expected to be in the Php32k to Php35k.
Samsung’s Google Nexus S
4.0â€³ Super AMOLED @ 480Ã—800 pixels
1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
16GB iNAND flash memory
HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
WiFi 802.11 n/b/g
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
5 megapixels camera
720 x 480 video resolution
1500 mAH Lithum Ion
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
The Nexus S is a little thicker compared to the first Galaxy S but the curved design is giving it a sexy appeal. The bare Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) UI is pretty standard (IMO, it looks better than the TouchWiz 3.0 UI) and reminded me of the Nexus One.
We’re hoping that it gets released soon although the Galaxy S2 is still getting a lot of attention (I am told the release of that one is also being pushed back to June).