Google-Samsung Nexus S (i9023) Smartphone With Android 2.3 Gingerbread Launched in India

Samsung has finally introduced Google Nexus S Smartphone (i9023) in India which features 4-inch 235 ppi WVGA (800 x 480) Super LCD capacitive touchscreen and is powered by Google’s latest version of Android v2.3 Gingerbread operating system


The Google Nexus S would be known in India as model i9023 instead of the original Nexus S model i9020 which featured 4-inch Super AMOLED display like in Galaxy S smartphone model, and is expected to be priced for Rs. 30,500.

The Samsung Google Nexus S i9023 smartphone is Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700 HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps) compatible and is powered by 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor with PowerVR SGX540 GPU and hummingbird chipset and features 512MB RAM along with 16GB of built-in flash memory but NO microSD card slot for additional external memory.

The new Google Nexsus S smartphone is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 4-inch 235 ppi WVGA (480 x 800) Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors with Samsung’s new Contour Display with curved glass screen and anti-fingerprint display coating.

The device also features Accelerometer for auto-display rotate, three-asis gyroscope sensor, Proximity sensor for auto screen shut off while being used for voice call, and four touch-sensitive controls at the bottom of screen.

Only 129 gms in weight, the Google Nexus S offers Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g/N Wireless LAN with DLNA and WiFi Hotspot functionality, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR/A2DP wireless connection, a new innovative Near Field Communication (NFC) (explained little below), Assisted GPS (A-GPS) and microUSB 2.0 for wired connectivity.

The Samsung-Google Nexus S smartphone would also include 5 megapixel (2560×1920 pixel) rear camera with added LED flash and a front-facing VGA resolution camera for 3G assisted video calling newly offered by Android v2.3 Gingerbread. Users will be able to make calls through the Internet using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology.

Cool thing is that like several Galaxy S versions, the Nexus S also also offers video recording in 720p high-definition at 30 frames per second in addition to H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording.


Other features include Haptic feedback vibration, 3D Three-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer sensor for auto screen rotation, Digital compas, Proximity sensor for auto screen off, ambiance light sensor that automatically adjusts screen brighness with reference to surrounding light and 3.5mm 4-conductor headset jack (stereo audio plus microphone.

The Samsung Google Nexus S smartphone is powered by latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform would also includes support for Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware, allowing users to make mobile payments with a wave of their handset. An internal 3D gyroscope will flip the screen as users turn the phone.

The NFC hardware lets you read information from NFC tags. NFC is a fast, versatile short-range wireless technology that can be embedded in all kinds of everyday objects like movie posters, stickers and t-shirts.

Google has co-developed Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3 with Samsung to ensure tight integration of hardware and software to highlight the latest advancements of the Android platform.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered Nexus S comes bundled with standard Google Apps including , Android Market, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps  4.7 with Navigatio,  Google Search, Google Talk IM, Google Voice, Voice Actions, YouTube and many more. Then there are over 150,000 apps at Android Market for download.

The Samsung Google Nexus S smartphone comes with 1500 mAh li-ion standard battery that offers talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G ( about 14 hours on 2G) or  Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G ( about 29.7 days on 2G) network.

Price and Availability

The Samsung Google Nexus S smartphone would be available in Black color starting 15 April across India for the estimated MRP of Rs. 30,500 with one year standard warranty.

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