The new NFC phone is designed to provide a "pure Google" experience, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4.65-inch display.
The Galaxy Nexus is designed to provide a "pure Google" experience and is the first smartphone to include a 4.65-inch HD Super Amoled display. The phone features a 1.2GHz dual core processor, LTE or HSPA＋ connectivity and NFC.
Ice Cream Sandwich includes two new NFC-related features. Android Beam provides enhanced support for peer-to-peer information and data sharing while Face Unlock employs facial recognition technology instead of a PIN to make it quicker and easier for users to unlock their phone.
"Samsung and Google have closely collaborated to push the mobile experience forward," says JK Shin, president and head of Samsung's mobile communications business. "We are pleased to deliver the best Android smartphone experience for customers with Galaxy Nexus."
The Galaxy Nexus will begin shipping in the US, Europe, and Asia in November 2011 and will then be gradually rolled out to other global markets.