Smart to launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the Philippines

by Carlo Ople  January 12, 2012

Smart to exclusively launch the Galaxy Nexus in the Philippines

Smart brings in the Galaxy Nexus to the PH

The signs were actually there for a while now. The most obvious is that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been sitting pretty on display at the Smart Jump Center in SM Megamall since December. Samsung’s other premiere phone, the Galaxy Note, also debuted exclusively with Smart. That’s why it’s no surprise when one of our reliable sources in Smart confirmed to us that they will be exclusively launching the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the Philippines.

Quick Spec Review
What’s so special about this phone? It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a gorgeous 4.6″ Super AMOLED display, packs a Dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, has generous 1GB RAM, and it can connect to HSPA+. The only letdown is probably the 5MP camera. Other than that this is one of the best Android handsets you can get in the market today!

What’s the most exciting thing about this?
For me it’s the price. We don’t have the official word yet but I’m willing to bet that this will be offered for free or with very minimal cash out at Unlimited Data Plan 2000. I say this because Smart offered the iPhone 4S for free at Plan 2500 and the Nexus actually has a lower retail price. Again this is just our guess for now.

By the way, we’re also not sure if by “exclusive” it means that Smart will have it to them for a few months before other telcos also offer it. Either that or they have it just to themselves. Will clarify with Smart when they officially announce this to the public.

PS: We’ll try to drop by the Smart Jump Center this weekend so we can get a quick hands-on.

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