Google Nexus S officially launched: Full specifications and videos

Google has officially announced and released the Google Nexus S a few minutes ago alongside Android 2.3 (the DEvice will be availalbe on T-Mobile on December 16th). So what can you expect from this device? Well as it was previouslyrumored the Nexus S is basically a Google Branded Samsung Galaxy S with NFC support added, a weird curved Contour Display display and with Android 2.3 pre-installed on it. The Countour display is apparently a Super AMOLED panel with a curved glass on top (this is how it looks like to me). According to the official specs the Nexus S doesn’t support 720P HD video capture but I guess (hope) that this is a typo and there’s no micro-sd slot to expand the 16GB of internal flash….Anyway check out the full specs below followed by a presentation video:


After December 16, Nexus S will be sold unlocked and carrier-independent initially through Best Buy stores in the U.S. and after December 20 at Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK.


  • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • microUSB 2.0


  • 4.0″ WVGA (480×800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g


  • Haptic feedback vibration
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor

Processor and memory

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
  • 16GB iNAND flash memory

Cameras and multimedia

  • Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560×1920)
  • 720 x 480 video resolution
  • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • Front-facing: VGA (640×480)
  • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack
    (stereo audio plus microphone)
  • Earpiece and microphone
  • Software noise-cancellation


  • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G
    (14 hours on 2G)
  • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G
    (29.7 days on 2G)
  • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion


  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Android Market
  • Calendar
  • Gmail
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps with Navigation
  • Google Search
  • Google Talk
  • Google Voice
  • Voice Actions
  • YouTube

Google Nexus S presentation:

Multi-Tasking on the Google Nexus S

NFC Support on the Google Nexus S:

Navigation on the Google Nexus S:

source: Google

  • Anil R Jadhav

    No SD card support ?

  • MobileTechWorld

    Well, based on the specs posted by Google there’s no Micro-SD slot in there :(

  • Anon

    You say “The Countour display is apparently a Super AMOLED panel with a curved glass on top (this is how it looks like to me)”.

    Actually I doubt it’s just curved glass. The display underneath will be curved as well. This is possibly Samsung showing off one of the advantages of OLED displays – they can be produced as a curve relatively easily, or even on a flexible surface. Demonstration OLED displays have been produced that can actually be rolled up.

  • Anon

    On a second look at the picture, perhaps it does look a bit like the glass is just curved up at one end. Bit naff if that’s all it is. Anyway, I’ll wait until I see it in-store, but I expect to prefer a flat screen.

  • Diego!

    It’s a pitty they didn’t include a microSD card slot.

    Anyway, I really like this device, though it looks almost the same as the Samsung Focus haha

  • MobileTechWorld

    Yeah this is what I basing my impression on.

  • Whoflungpoooooo

    seems like another piece of sh-it phone Google wants to put its stamp on, this phone probly wont get the next android update like the last nexus one can’t get gingerbread.

  • Anon

    Now the announcement excitement has died down a little, my main feeling is disappointment with the hardware. It’s such a reheated Samsung Galaxy S. The feel-in-the-hand quality of that phone was less than stellar, and this is barely forgiveable given that the estimates of launch price I’ve seen put it in iPhone 16GB country. I’m not an iPhone fan, but you can’t deny that the feel of quality on the iPhone 4 is much higher than the Galaxy S.

    That leaves the Nexus S standing mainly on its OS improvements to justify the price. But people expect OS improvements over time. I don’t think Win 7 cost much more at launch than XP Pro did.