More Galaxy Nexus info – Verizon’s variant sacrifices sexiness for speed

While the UK is currently enjoying the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the US is left with vague, unconfirmed release dates. Still, Google didn’t leave the US completely out, as it’s updated the Galaxy Nexus landing page with more specifications for Verizon’s LTE version, as well as some new videos to showcase the handset and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Galaxy Nexus: HSPA+ = 8.94 mm LTE = 9.47 mm

We already knew that the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus would be thicker than the HSPA+ version but it’s a bit sad to see how much thicker Verizon’s variant looks next to the GSM counterpart. It’s not all that bad but the sleek and sexy look isn’t retained with the LTE version and given that there’s virtually no other carrier announcing availability anytime soon, we may be stuck with Verizon for some time. Your only other option would be to buy an unlocked version of the handset, as it will work on T-Mobile and AT&T just fine.

With that out of the way, how about some videos? Google has released a few instructional videos for getting started with Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as a new ad for the phone itself. Enjoy!





[Via: AndroidCentral, YouTube]

  • Jaime Ramirez

    I STILL WANT IT

  • Helovato

    People we are talking about .5mm difference.  Most people can’t even see .5mm  That is still a very thin phone and with unlimited LTE equipped, Sold:)

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    “…but it’s a bit sad to see how much thicker Verizon’s variant looks next to the GSM counterpart”

    I thought this was a joke when I read it.  The LTE version is only 0.53 mm thicker!!!  That’s nothing.  This is the dumbest article ever.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe I didn’t phrase it correctly. I know it’s not that much thicker at all, it just looks much thicker than it is when you see the profiles of both versions next to each other. 

      • https://plus.google.com/118007147306431945367 Norris

        You’re kidding right?  Take a look at the phones, one has obviously been taken under different lighting than the other.  As a result the curved highlights on the side don’t show up as much on the LTE version.  IOW, it’s a bit of an illusion.

  • Kobby Laast

    The picture is soooooo fake. You can even look at the galaxynexus youtube channel. The model they use for the video “Galaxy Nexus: Getting Started(US) says Verizon 4G LTE at the back and looks just like the HSPA+ version but a little bit thicker at the top.

  • Guest

    yep, if you copy the image and go into MS paint, take the temperature of the darker color on the LTE phone and color in the thinner phone they look almost identical.  Optical illusion due to lighting etc.

  • BRYAN K

    Wow that picture is BS.  0.53mm is 0.020″, not even two sheets of paper.  Nice try to bamboozle people and create drama where there is none…

    • https://openid.aol.com/opaque/4dc5ad18-111a-11e1-82a9-000bcdca4d7a stinkymeet

      quit your whining Brianna.

  • BRYAN K

    Wow that picture is BS.  0.53mm is 0.020″, not even two sheets of paper.  Nice try to bamboozle people and create drama where there is none…

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