galaxy nexus The Samsung Galaxy Nexus leaks ahead of launch

By now, Samsung and Google can't be too happy with Japanese NTT DoCoMo, as the company has leaked the very soon to launch Galaxy Nexus flagship phone that will be the first Ice Cream Sandwich/Android 4.0 handset. The specs should be correct this time around, although we'll wait for the announcement at around 10-ish today local Singaporean time to see what is what.

By now, Samsung and Google can't be too happy with Japanese NTT DoCoMo, as the company has leaked the very soon to launch Galaxy Nexus flagship phone that will be the first Ice Cream Sandwich/Android 4.0 handset. The specs should be correct this time around, although we'll wait for the announcement at around 10-ish today local Singaporean time to see what is what.

The leaked details are lining up quite well with some of the earlier leaks and we're apparently looking forward to a handset with a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and of course that curved glass surface. The processor will apparently in the end be the TI OMAP 4460 dual core Cortex-A9 based SoC which will be clocked at 1.2GHz. This also means that we'll see PowerVR SGX540 graphics, which is a bit of a shame, but at least the graphics core is clocked higher than for the OMAP4430 which is fitted to the just announced Motorola RAZR.

galaxy nexus The Samsung Galaxy Nexus leaks ahead of launch

Other features include 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage memory, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, a G sensor, a digital compass, various other sensors, NFC and a still unknown camera that can capture 1080p HD video. The Galaxy Nexus weighs in at 135g and should measure 126x68x8.8mm (11.5mm at its thickest part). It's said to come with a 1,750mAh battery and it will support at least 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.7Mbps HSUPA, but faster speeds might be available on other networks than NTT DoCoMo.

Some tentative benchmarks have also appeared over at GLBenchmark suggesting that the PowerVR SGX540 GPU can render 40.6fps in the off screen rendering test at 720p. This compares quite badly with the Galaxy S II which manages 67.1fps in the same test, although it's on pair with other SGX540 implementations and Nvidia's Tegra 2. Looking at the other 720p off screen test which is called Egypt the Galaxy Nexus will apparently hit 29.3fps, again a poor show against the Galaxy S II which manages 42.5fps in the same test, but at least this time around it's about 4fps faster than other SGX540 based SoC's and some 8-9fps than Nvidia's Tegra 2.

Source: Gpad.tv and GLBenchmark