After a lengthy stay on Sprint and T-Mobile, the Samsung Nexus S has just been announced for AT&T. Pre-sale starts tomorrow at Best Buy, and will be released on July 24. We’ve been expecting this one for awhile, and with any luck, it’ll still be launching in the white version.
The Samsung Nexus S is one of the few Android phones out there with a near-field communications chip, but otherwise it sits in the mid-tier in terms of specs. It’s got a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with LED (plus secondary front-facing camera), Wi-Fi b/g/n with mobile hotspot, GPS, 3G, and it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. As a Nexus device, you can expect Android updates to be coming first to this handset, and when they come you’ll be enjoying a “Pure Google” experience. Our full review of the Samsung Nexus S is over here if you want to have a closer look.
Considering we’re already looking at the next Nexus device, nevermind the fact that the competition has had this one available for at least 8 months, it’s pretty late in the game for AT&T to bust out the Nexus S. There’s still plenty to like about the device, don’t get me wrong, but there are lots of competitive alternatives available now. Keep an eye out for pre-orders over here, so long as you’re willing to cough up $99.99 on a two-year contract.