There is some reason for Verizon customers to feel a little envious
toward overseas smartphone buyers. After all, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
is already available in some places
while Verizon can't seem to even pick a date out of a hat. And if that is not enough to make Stateside smartphone users turn green (which is not easy, according to Kermit), South Korean purchasers of the phone get a free extended battery and back cover included in the box.
Check out the slightly thicker extended battery at right for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
By now, most Android users are quite aware of the battery issues that face many handsets powered by Google's open source OS. While many users have turned to buying an extended battery, in South Korea buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus are given a 2000mAh extended power cell
and a bigger back cover to accommodate the bigger cell. That goes
with the 1750mAh battery that is standard with the device to make sure that your Samsung GALAXY Nexus serves up Ice Cream Sandwich all day without needing a charge.
It looks like a good sales strategy by Samsung that really would be appreciated in the States where the Apple iPhone 4S and the Motorola DROID RAZR have both launched without a removable battery. But for now, it would appear that Samsung is just giving some extra loving to those living in its backyard.
A 2000mAh battery is given free to South Korean buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus (L), compare its size with the Samsung Galaxy S II