The most believable snap yet of Google’s upcoming Nexus branded handset has cropped up online, revealing a slicker, more curvaceous design that’s sure to make smartfans giddy with joy.
The image, which appears to be taken off a banner or poster intended for Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, shows a kit that looks near identical to the handset we saw recently on a leaked hands-on video demonstration.
Further adding to its credibility, DoCoMo confirmed earlier today on Twitter that it will be among the first networks in the world to offer the handset when it launches in November.
Surprisingly enough, it’s dubbed the ‘Galaxy Nexus’ in the photo rather than Nexus Prime as had been long anticipated. This suggests a possible brand sharing between Google and Samsung to leverage some of the Korean giant’s tremendous success with its own Galaxy range of smartphones.
Features and specs are still under wraps. However if supposed leaks and rumours are to be trusted, we can look forward to at least a dual core processor ranging between 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz, a 4.65-inch display, a five-megapixel snapper (though some leaks suggest it will be an eight-megapixel number) and the latest Ice Cream Sandwich iteration of Android out of the box.
Unfortunately little is known as to when the phone will be available in the UK. According to sources known to The Guardian, it might be available in the next four weeks, which would line up with past rumours of a mid-November launch.
Whatever the case, we will find out all soon enough when Samsung and Google take the stage in Hong Kong (tomorrow morning 3AM UK time) to officially unveil the fruits of their labour. So stay tuned for the latest news and announcements.