Samsung's beefy Galaxy Nexus leaks out ahead of announcement

The cat's out of the bag. Samsung and Google's next flagship smartphone — the Galaxy Nexus (previously codenamed Nexus Prime) just had its specs leaked out by a Japanese carrier flyer and it's about as feature-packed and powerful as we expected it to be.

The official Galaxy Nexus unveil isn't set to happen until later today in Hong Kong (watch it streamed on YouTube here), but that hasn't stopped it from getting leaked out ahead of time.

According to an NTT DoCoMo flyer, Samsung's next smartphone will have a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1280x720), 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, UMTS/WCDMA (14.4Mbps downloads — same as iPhone 4S), 5-megapixel rear camera (1080p HD video recording), 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 1,750 mAh battery.

In terms of dimensions and size, the curvy device will be 136x68x8.8mm (tapers from 11.5mm). The Galaxy Nexus is also slightly lighter than the iPhone 4S at 135g versus 140g.

Hardware is only part of the equation. The Galaxy Nexus will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which should be a huge leap — Google's unification of Gingerbread (smartphones) and Honeycomb (tablets) back into one mobile OS., via Slashgear

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