Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has prematurely confirmed Google and Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, set to be officially revealed in a few hours time in Hong Kong. According to the carrier's tweet, NTT DoCoMo will be "among the first" to launch the Galaxy Nexus, expected to take place at some point in November.
Unfortunately there's no specification detail included, which means we only have the previously leaked and rumored data to go on. That's suggested a 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED HD display, curved chassis and 1.5GHz dual-core processor, along with NFC, high-speed cellular connectivity and an 8-megapixel camera with Full HD video recording.
NTT DoCoMo does have an LTE network, so it's possible the Nexus Prime could pack 4G too. There have been rumors of a Verizon exclusivity deal in the US, though so far unconfirmed, but that might imply that the Nexus Prime would be a World Phone, like the iPhone 4S, combining CDMA and GSM/UMTS support.
We'll know for sure in a few hours time, and SlashGear will be in Hong Kong for the full unveil and to bring back all the details. Join us at 10pm ET today for everything on the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich!
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