The Galaxy Nexus, AKA the Nexus Prime, is widely believed to be featured in Google’s Hong Kong announcement next Tuesday. Like previous Nexus phones it’ll serve as the development platform for the next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. Google has been hyping up the new software with the standard statue unveiling, and numerous photo and video leaks have given us a pretty good indication of the phone’s look and capabilities.
The HTC Rezound was previously code-named the Vigor, and like the Galaxy Nexus it’ll use Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The phone features a 720p screen (also widely rumored for the Galaxy Nexus) and a top-of-the-line 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The Rezound has been a steady target of leaks since the summer.
It’s important to note that the leaked Verizon information doesn’t represent a release date – the “minimum advertised price” list is just a guide for official ads. But given that other members of the list like the DROID BIONIC and the HTC Rhyme are listed at their current MSRP, it’s a safe bet that three hundred bones is what you’ll be paying for both the Galaxy Nexus and the HTC Rezound. This may or may not include Verizon’s frequent mail-in rebates.
Take a look at the version number of the Nexus – SCH-i515. It’s distinctly different than the GT-i9250, which passed through the FCC earlier this month with AT&T and T-Mobile radio bands. That’s a good indication that the Galaxy Nexus, or the Nexus Prime, or at least some comparable device will be making it to three different carriers soon.
Keep an eye on Android Community this coming Tuesday night as we cover the Samsung/Google Hong Kong event. SlashGear will be covering the Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus unveiling live in China, beginning at 10AM Wednesday local time. That’s 10PM EST Tuesday evening in the United States.
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