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galaxy-nexus-verizonSamsung’s hyped Galaxy Nexus smartphone will launch in the U.S. in December on Verizon Wireless, according to a Business Insider report.

We contacted Samsung for more details, but a representative declined to provide us with anything exact, saying: “The Galaxy Nexus will be available later this year. Samsung/Google/Verizon Wireless are on track to launch the handset, but we don’t yet have a firm date.”

The Galaxy Nexus went on sale in the U.K. last week. The phone is notable because it’s the first smartphone to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which ups the power of Android with a revamped interface, features like facial recognition, and touch-only buttons in place of normal physical buttons under the screen.

As far as specs, the Galaxy Nexus is top of the line for Android in almost all categories. It has a massive 4.65-inch screen with 1280-by-720 resolution that is capable of 720p HD video playback and Verizon’s blazing 4G LTE data speeds. It also includes a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Check back with us for the latest on the Galaxy Nexus release.

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