O2 has used its Google page to confirm that two highly
anticipated new smartphones will be coming to the UK this month.
First up is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which will be the
world’s first Android 4.0 handset and will be arriving in UK stores this
week. Eager shoppers will be able to pick up one of the 4.65in smartphones from this
Thursday, 17 November.
There is no word yet on whether the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
will be available elsewhere in the world on Thursday, and 02 has yet to unveil pricing
and tariffs for the new phone. As well as O2, networks Three and Vodafone have
also confirmed they will be carrying the handset.
Phones4U also said it would be offering the phone when it
launched and indicated the Galaxy Nexus would be available ‘free’ on a
£46-a-month contract or for £30 up front on a £41-a-month deal.
The next phone announced on the O2 Google page was the
Motorola Razr, which the carrier confirmed would also be available “later
this month.” No word yet on pricing for this model either, though online
retailer Clove did give a price of £454.80 including VAT when the phone was
launched last month, promising a deliverly date of 1 November.
The Razr, which is already on sale in the US under the
moniker Droid Razr, claims to be the world’s thinnest phone and at just 7.1mm
thick, who are we to say otherwise.
The Razr still packs in a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB or
RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a 4.3in super AMOLED advanced QHD display
(960×540), an eight megapixel camera on the rear – capable of capturing 1080p
video – a front facing camera and a huge 1800mAh battery.
We’ll be looking to get our hands on both these devices very
soon but for the moment, let us know in the comments, which of these new
Android devices (if either) tickles your fancy.
Update: Three has now been in touch to day that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available for pre-order today however a quick check of Three’s online store and we can see no option to pre-order the Galaxy Nexus yet. We’ve been in touch with Three to see what the situation is and will let you know as soon as we do.
Source: O2 (Google )