The Australian debut of Google's latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, is less than a week away. Vodafone and Optus have both announced that the phone will be available this Friday (16 December) on a range of pricing plans.
Both telcos have promised pre-Christmas delivery for customers who order the Samsung Galaxy Nexus online before 16 December.
Vodafone, who was first out the door with the announcement, will sell the Galaxy Nexus on a variety of 12 and 24 month contracts, starting with a $29 cap over 12 months (plus $35 monthly handset repayments). Other plans include a $65 Infinite plan over 24 months (plus $10 monthly handset repayments) and a $59 cap over 24 months (plus $5 monthly handset repayments).
For a full list of Samsung Galaxy Nexus plans, visit the Vodafone website.
Optus also announced its pricing plans for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus today. The phone will be available on $29, $49, $59 and $79 cap plans over a 24 month contract (plus monthly handset repayments of $16, $8, $5 and zero, respectively.)
For a full list of Samsung Galaxy Nexus plans, visit the Optus web site.
If you're not an Optus/Vodafone customer or aren't looking to renew your contract, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus can also be purchased outright from Kogan and Mobicity. The online specialists are asking $789 and $749 for the device, respectively.
The Galaxy Nexus (not to be confused with the companies' previous Google Nexus S) is a 4.65in smartphone that comes with the latest Android operating system; 4.0 (AKA Ice Cream Sandwich).
It boasts a Super AMOLED Plus display (1280x720 pixels), a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Other highlights include NFC, Full HD video capture, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 1GB of RAM and between 16- and 32GB of inbuilt storage.
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