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The Nexus S by Samsung was the second Google phone and it was manufactured by Samsung to offer a pure Android experience, like the Nexus One before it. The phone was based off of the popular Galaxy S variants, but it differed from its brethren by offering a curved 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, dubbed the "contour display." Inside, an NFC chip for wireless data transmission and credit card payments can be found.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Dec. 16, 2010
  • Price at launch: $199.00


  • Alias: GT-i9023, i9023, GT-i9020a, i9020a, GT-i9020t, i9020t
  • FCC ID: A3LGTI9020A, A3LGTI9020T, A3LGTI9020

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  • Height: 4.88 inches
  • Width: 2.48 inches
  • Thickness: 0.43 inches
  • Weight: 0.28 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, Black / White
  • Noise cancellation: Software


  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches, 4 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD, Super AMOLED
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px, 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px, 480 px
  • PPI: 233, 233
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive, Capacitive


  • Carriers: T-Mobile, AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 7.2 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 5.76 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes


  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Brand / family: Hummingbird
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz


  • RAM size: 512 MB


  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No


  • Resolution: 0.3 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p

Rear Camera

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Notable apps: Tags


  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB


Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer


  • Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Removable: Yes


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