Samsung Google Nexus S specs leak, T-Mobile confirmed as US carrier
Clearly, today is Samsung Google Nexus S day, at least in terms of leaks. After Best Buy confirmed its existence on its website, some hands-on pictures have showed up, along with the model number the smartphone will have: GT-i9020.
And now it’s time for another leak originating at Best Buy. Yet this time it’s a screenshot of an internal product listing that, for the first time, semi-officially reveals (or confirms) some of the device’s specs. Unfortunately, details such as processor speed and internal memory space are still unknown.
But what we do know is this: the Nexus S does indeed sport a 5 megapixel camera, just as those leaked shots on Flickr and Picasa had us believe (see the hands-on pictures leak post for details). The camera will have a LED flash, evidenced by the aforementioned leaked hands-on images.
The battery will be 1500 mAh, just like that in the Galaxy S. And last, but not least, T-Mobile is confirmed to be the carrier for which this device is intended in the US. The Nexus S has quad-band GSM support like any decent modern smartphone, but its 3G bands include that 1700 MHz one used exclusively for T-Mobile. The other two 3G bands that the Nexus S will support are 900 and 2100 MHz, which means that the exact same SKU can easily be sold in Europe as well (where the predominant 3G band is 2100, followed in some markets by 900).
The Nexus S will have HSPA support, but sadly not of the HSPA+ variety that T-Mobile likes to call 4G. The maximum download speed will be 7.2 Mbps for the Nexus S, with the upload speed being 5.76 Mbps.
Judging by the amazing number of leaks that have happened today, the official unveiling of the Nexus S seems very close. Perhaps it’s just a matter of days.