Three has announced it has begun taking preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, as D-Day fast approaches of its hotly awaited arrival in the UK.
The network revealed its plans to offer the third Nexus-branded handset from Google – the second produced by Samsung – on a range of contract options starting £34 a month and £40 a month on The One Plan with all-you can-eat data, 2000 anytime, any network minutes, and 5000 texts.
The news comes as O2 and Phones 4U confirmed that the handset will definitely land as planned this week, despite rumours of a possible delay until next month.
Sporting a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a slick design that lacks any front-facing buttons, the Galaxy Nexus promises to be arguably the best Android smartphone to date. It is also the first to market to run the latest, version four-point-oh of Android – aka Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings a revamped UI, an enhanced multitasking interface and a new screen unlock mechanism that uses face detection technology.
Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said: “At Three we love firsts, so we’re excited to be bringing our customers the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone.
“It’s also great to add another HSPA+ enabled device to our range, which will see the Galaxy Nexus’ features be brought to life with Three’s award-winning HSPA+ enabled network.”
Punters interested in picking up the Samsung Galaxy Nexus day one are advised to place their orders as soon as possible as high demand for the kit could mean it will fly off shelves pretty fast.