(Update: It looks like you’ll have to wait for the next shipment of phones as visiting the pre-order page states “Units are sold out. Sorry, there are no more available slots at this time.”)
Looks like it’s a good start of the year for Smart Communications. Just as it has gotten Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 4S late last year, Smart has announced that it has gotten the exclusive on the latest Google phone, the Galaxy Nexus. Built in cooperation with Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus features the latest version of Google’s Android OS, version 4 or better known as Ice Cream Sandwich. It has additional features such as Face Unlock and and Android Beam which lets you transfer data by tapping to another NFC-equipped phone with ICS.
On the hardware side, the Galaxy Nexus features 1.2GHz dual core processor, a 4.65″ screen with Super AMOLED display at 720p resolution, and NFC (Near Field Communication).
The Galaxy Nexus will be free for those that avail of Smart’s Postpaid Unli Data Plan 2000. Smart already has a pre-order page on their site so you can pre-order the Galaxy Nexus until January 27, 2012 will be available for pick up on the 28th.
Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is the exclusive Philippine carrier of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the flagship device of technology giant Google, and the world’s first smartphone powered by Android 4.0.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus showcases all the new features of Android 4.0 – codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, and the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile device operating system. The changes include an entirely new look and feel to the home screen, Web browser, email, and everything in between. They also include a revamped handset user interface, seamless integration with Google’s Web services including Google+ Hangouts, and other new features like facial recognition, voice typing, Near Field Communication (NFC), and more.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus’ faster processing with 1.2 GHZ dual core processor and the 4.65” large HD AMOLED display are also ideal for its productivity, multi-tasking, multimedia capture, and new built-in photo-editing features.
“The Samsung Galaxy Nexus brings more excitement to our lineup of power handsets exclusively available to our subscribers,” said Gio Bacareza, head of Smart’s Broadband Internet and Data Services team. “As the flagship device of innovation leader Google, it is natural that it be carried exclusively by the country’s telco leader – this way, Filipino mobile users can have access to the best smartphones and use them on the best network.”
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will soon be available in Smart Stores nationwide, free at Smart Postpaid Unli Data Plan 2000. Smart’s Unli Data Plans provide unlimited mobile Internet, and free calls and SMS. To be among the first to own one of the world’s most anticipated handsets, interested subscribers can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Nexus until January 27, 2012, via http://smart.com.ph/samsung-nexus.
“The emergence of advanced Android smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Nexus coincides with Filipino consumers’ rapid shift to more data-driven devices,” added Bacareza. “To maximize the Samsung Galaxy Nexus experience, as with other smartphones, it is important that the user is with a strong, reliable network. And Smart is the only telco with a data network capable of providing the best connectivity to the world’s most advanced devices.”
For more information about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – its features and detailed specifications, visit http://smart.com.ph/samsung-nexus or try out the device now on display at the Jump Experience Center in SM Megamall Cyberzone.