Samsung Nexus S

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

What You Need To Know

  • The Nexus S was the second Nexus phone
  • The Nexus S was the first phone to use Android 2.3 "Gingerbread"
  • The Nexus S was originally offered solely in a T-Mobile 3G flavor (i9020t), but another version with AT&T support (i9020a) was released later
  • Low supply of Super AMOLED displays caused a third variant, the i9023, to be offered with a Super LCD display instead

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.43 inches
Weight 0.28 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches, 4 inches
Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias GT-i9023, i9023, GT-i9020a, i9020a, GT-i9020t, i9020t
FCC ID A3LGTI9020A, A3LGTI9020T, A3LGTI9020
Hardware
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
Display
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
Connectivity
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
Processor
Manufacturer Samsung
Brand / family Hummingbird
Clock speed 1 GHz
Memory
RAM size 512 MB
Storage
Internal size 16 GB
External No
Front Camera
Resolution 0.3 megapixels
Rear Camera
Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p
Software
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3
Notable apps Tags
Interface
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Yes
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