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Samsung will release a white Galaxy Nexus

Same smartphone, but in white
Mon Feb 06 2012, 15:35

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung will release a Galaxy Nexus smartphone in white in the UK on 13 February.

The Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, debuted in black in November of last year. However, for those few who prefer a white handset - it's 50/50 in The INQUIRER office - the wait is finally over.

The Galaxy Nexus White offers all the features of the original Galaxy Nexus. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.65in Super AMOLED display with HD 720p 1280x720 resolution and a 5MP camera. Punters have a choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

Like the original black Galaxy Nexus, the white model offers customers an entirely new look and feel, including a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, WiFi hotspot, and NFC support. It also has 'Face Unlock', which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone.

Simon Stanford, managing director of Samsung Mobile's UK and IRE Telecommunications and Networks Division said, "After much speculation, we are pleased to announce the availability of the Galaxy Nexus White which follows the great reception the phone has received since it was launched back in November. One of the things we at Samsung pride ourselves on is the choice we offer customers, and we've enjoyed huge success to date by introducing white variants of our most popular models to our product portfolio."

White smartphones must be all the rage right now, as Nokia also said today that it will release a Lumia 800 model in white. µ


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