Samsung and Google’s Nexus S Android-based smartphone has finally landed in India at a price of Rs. 30,400.
Online retailer Letsbuy.com is selling the premium phone at a 11 percent discount, priced at Rs. 27,000. Not only that, you also get a 8GB microSD card absolutely free when you purchase the Android phone from Letsbuy.com.
Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone has been very successful in India and Nexus S’ launch goes on to affirm that the country is an important market for South Korean electronics maker. Suggested read: Samsung Google Nexus S launch
Samsung Nexus S is the second Android prototype phone designed (at least partly) by Google. It runs Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread, while its predecessor,Nexus One made by Taiwanese firm HTC, uses Android 2.2 aka Froyo and was released early last year as Google’s example of how a smartphone running Android 2.2 ought to be.
Nexus S, likewise, is designed to be the “ideal Gingerbread phone.” The phone has, among other interesting and cutting-edge features, a built-in NFC, or near field communication, chip. Related: Samsung to launch NFC phone for London 2012
NFC is a high-frequency, short-range wireless communication technology that enables exchange of data between devices in a secure mode. DWS readers will recall that we were expecting Google to roll out NFC services by mid-2011.
An NFC-enabled smartphone can perform a financial transaction just by being waved at a cash register that is not more than 4 inches away from the phone. And now that Google has partnered with MasterCard and Citigroup for its NFC debut, you Nexus S phone should be able to make financial payments for you if you hold credit/debit cards issued by Citigroup and MasterCard.
A 1 GHz Hummingbird processor paired with 16GB of internal memory makes Nexus S one of the fastest phones on the market. Google Nexus S has a 5 megapixel camera with flash and auto focus at the back and a VGA resolution camera on the front.
The Nexus S has a 4-inch AMOLED Contour Display which uses a curved glass screen. The glass has anti fingerprint oleophobic (anti oil) coating similar to what Apple devices have. The screen displays 800 x 480 pixels.
The Gingerbread phone has a three-axis gyroscope sensor for gaming and an accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor and light sensor. The Samsung phone apparently supports up to 6 hours of talk time on one charge of its 1500mAh battery.