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Verizon's LTE version of Samsung GALAXY Nexus a bit more hefty than GSM version

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Verizon's LTE version of Samsung GALAXY Nexus a bit more hefty than GSM version
Google has released the tech specs for the LTE (read Verizon's) version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and no surprise, the model comes in a little thicker than the GSM variant of the phone. Verizon's model comes in at 9.47mm while the GSM model measures a svelte 8.97mm.

Taking a look at some recently launched models, the HTC Rezound seems practically zoftig at 13.7mm while the Motorola DROID RAZR is an anorexic 7.1mm at its thinnest point. The Motorola DROID BIONIC measures 10.16mm at its thinnest point. In releasing the tech specs for the phone, Google also noted that the phone will have a 1,850mAh battery which probably won't give you a full day's charge, LTE phones having a notoriously heavy appetite for battery power.

There are no surprises in the rest of the specs revealed by Google, which you can check out by clicking on the sourcelink. But most potential buyers of this model already know the specs of the GALAXY Nexus by heart. It would have been more useful if Verizon had finally released a launch date for the phone.

source: Google via AndroidCentral

The LTE version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus on the right, is slightly thicker than the GSM version on the left
The LTE version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus on the right, is slightly thicker than the GSM version on the left

The LTE version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus on the right, is slightly thicker than the GSM version on the left


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posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:11 7

1. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Just thinking....what if....what if this phone came out today ask over the world...how well this phone could have sold....would have blown out iphone sales

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:13 12

3. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Don't be naive. As great as the Nexus may be, and as much as we here have been anticipating it, the name Nexus has nowhere near the "real world" name recognition of iPhone and Galaxy S.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:28 2

6. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


agree everyone knows whats a galaxy or iphone is.think with the release of the galaxy nexus,google are eyeing the general consumers as well as ''nerds'' from seeing the adverts which i guess was most likely advertised by samsung..think the galaxy nexus of all the nexus is most consumerised and the success and sales of this will tell us whether the nexus brand will ever be as popular as the iphone and galaxy name.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:33 4

7. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


okay if you say so

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:46 5

10. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


iPhone 4s hit 4 million sales it first weekend (US)...are you seriously telling me if the GALAXY NEXUS released worldwide it wouldn't do more than 4 million its first weekend?....i'm only talking about the first few weeks..it wouldn't out sale the iPhone in total numbers seeing how another android comes out every month...it would be crazy to think any android phone could

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:57 1

12. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


are you talking about US or worldwide sales?

either way, you are crazy to think this phone would sell like the 4s (same market, same time span).

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 14:10 3

13. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


omg i keep saying the same s**t it wont top overall sales of an f***ing iphone NO ANDROID CAN!!! but the first weekend it could and first month it wouldn't be too far off....maybe 15% off....

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 14:53 3

18. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


Calm down, use your words like a big boy.

You still aren\'t any where close to making yourself clear. US or worldwide sales? For how long?

Your attempted venture into the hypothetical has been very muddled so far. Lets clear it up and try again.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 00:10 3

26. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 301; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


he did say worldwide...his first post it wasn't exactly clear... but in the 3rd post he made it was very clear.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 03:53

28. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


Except the "(US)" right after his iphone first weekend sales number...

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 15:31 1

19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It would come no where near 4 million. Probably wouldn't break 200,000 it's first weekend.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 14:17 6

14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats true, since it hasn't been available in stores. Hopefully this is the beginning of the name recognition of the google phone, as it "hopefully" will always be sold directly in stores from here on out. :)

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 14:30 4

17. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


HOPEFULLY lol....

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:34 1

8. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


This article really irritates me.....

this is purely just laziness or cheapness on Samsungs end.

The Droid Razr just proved that a LTE device can be super thin, so it make no sense that the VZW version has to be thicker because its LTE.
I am hoping this article is not accurate or I will have another reason to wonder why I am contemplating a Samsung device.....

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:42 5

9. Synack (Posts: 663; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Removable battery dude. That\'s the only way the RAZR can be that thin is because it has a non-removable battery which can be shaped any way they want it to. So imagine really flat but much wider and longer.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:52

11. groovycannon (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


......

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 14:18 4

15. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


If you read the full specs, the Razr could never be sold as the thinnest phone in the UK. Its camera hump sticks out farther than the SGS2's camera hump, so the SGS2 is actually thinner than the razr. Not taking anything away from the phone though, its pretty nifty.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 00:11 2

27. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 301; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


you're totally my favorite person now... im glad you were featured in an article haha

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 09:53 1

29. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


:) .

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 18:01

23. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Do you find the phone width & bezel size to be an attractive tradeoff for it's thinner appearance? I like the thinness aspect but to me the Razr just looks odd when it's in someones hands, or side by side w/ it's other stablemates because of it. Screen size looks smaller than a normal 4.3". I guess it's a matter of opinion but tacking on width in place of thickness isn't a great trade-off in my eyes.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 15:40 4

20. bigdawg23 (Posts: 353; Member since: 25 May 2011)


Most Android users want SD slots, so this wont sell as well as you think. I have had an iPhone but my ATT SGS2 Skyrocket is a much nicer phone IMO.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 22:40

31. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I agree with you 100%!!! The no-sd slot is a deal breaker for most people that like to swap around data easily. If you get another phone down the road you have to back up everything to your computer instead of your sd card. How do you like the Skyrocket? I'm picking one up in a week or 2. I'm in NY and LTE should be here before the years out. Never the less, it would be dumb to get the regular GS2 because 90% of people will have LTE before their contract will expire with the Skyrocket. You didn't find it to big coming from an iPhone? I'm coming from a Captivate and didn't really want to go above 4" but I don't have a choice as far as high-end goes.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:12 1

2. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


But WHEN!!!?!?!?!?

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:22 3

4. vzwincred (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


i need.. so i can change my name to vzwnexus

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:26

5. Derekjeter (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Ok now im just wondering if to keep my Razr cuz this thing will be almost as thick as my Bionic. (Work phone Bionic) personal Razr). Im so excited. I feel like my daughters feel knowing they will get their first ipods for Christmas. Verizon just release the damn thing already.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 14:25 1

16. REITdude (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Like 'em or not, Apple launches products in a way that Samsung/Google/Verizon doesn't, and walks away the envy of the industry. Weeks after the GN announcement a Samsung exec embarrassingly says the phone will be available in the US "just a bit later this year". How novice!

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 17:07 2

21. THE_RAY (Posts: 26; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


This article sucks....... "Probably won't last a full day" The phone is not out yet...........

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 17:45 1

22. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


That's not something I wanna read in an article since the results of the LTE version power consumption tests aren't exactly well known, as yet. I look forward to seeing how a non bloated phone works on data usage and battery life. It's ridiculous that they put these uncontrollable data hogs on phones, alter data plans, and then charge for it. When they make it non warranty coverable for us to remove it so we can have more accurate control over it. It just doesn't seem like justifiable, or even legally viable, charges. I'll be happy even w/ slight improvements. Battery life has to be better on the SGN compared to past bloat riddled phones.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 18:06 1

24. deeoh1084 (Posts: 48; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


i\'m still disappointed that this beast doesn\'t have memory card slot... memory card slot is a must for android phones!!! i just bought a dang 32gb memory card!!! ARRRGGG!!

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 21:46

25. ChafedBanana (Posts: 358; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Does \"Video out with micro usb\" mean it will be able to mirror everything on an hd monitor or tv with the right cable? Like the Bionic? Or will it just be for sharing pictures and video like the DROID X?

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 10:16

30. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


If my captivate can do that, I am sure this phone will, too.

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