Samsung Galaxy Nexus is official name of Nexus Prime

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, previously known as the Neuxs Prime, will be revealed next week.

Forget the iPhone 4S -- the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is coming. The new leader of the Android gang, previously known as the Nexus Prime , is to be unveiled next week -- and the details are already starting to emerge.

The Galaxy Nexus will be the flagship Android device, packed with bleeding-edge features and the latest version of Google's software for mobile phones, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich . That's stuffed into a 9mm thin, 4.6-inch curved phone.

Galaxy Nexus will be the official title of the phone rumoured as the Nexus Prime, Boy Genius Report claims. It sports a 4.65-inch, 720x1,280-pixel Super AMOLED HD. It has a whopping 32GB of built-in storage, with a main 5-megapixel camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls. It also shoots high-definition 1080p video.

Inside the phone is a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 Cortex A9 processor, clocked at 1.2GHz, with 1GB of RAM. Power comes from a 1,750mAh battery. In short, it's a monster.

As the flagship Android phone, it won't be adulterated with Samsung's TouchWiz interface. But it will bear the Samsung Galaxy name, rather than just the Nexus name -- its predecessors were called the Google Nexus One and Google Nexus S .

The phone also offers a couple of features that aren't entirely relevant to us Brits: it's a 4G phone, for next-generation Web connection, and boasts near-field communication (NFC). There are decent 4G networks in the US, but the technology hasn't advanced past the trial stage here in Blighty. NFC hasn't taken off yet either, but could one day see us paying for stuff by waving our phones at NFC-equipped tills.

Those US features could mean the phone comes to Europe in a different form. We'll find out on 11 October -- keep it CNET UK for all the up-to-the-minute news!

In the meantime, here's Samsung's teaser video. Check out that curve!

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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