While we're still waiting patiently for our Galaxy Nexus to arrive so we can begin digging into Android 4.0 goodness, Verizon customers in the US are also patiently for the date when they too can snag an LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus. While the date is still unknown, Ytram of androidforums was able to snag the XML manifest from Verizon and locate high resolution images of the LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus. 

Left: Verizon 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus, Right: HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus

In addition to sporting a slightly different gunmetal grey color scheme, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus also is 0.53 mm thicker, weighs 15 grams more, and also includes a 100 mAh bigger battery. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, considering the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G (with WiMAX on Sprint) also had a size and weight difference. The larger package no doubt accommodates the extra necessary 4G LTE antenna traces and baseband. This is also the first time we've seen a carrier-branded Nexus, previously all Nexus phones carried no carrier-related silkscreening of any kind.

Galaxy Nexus Comparison
  HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus LTE/Verizon Galaxy Nexus
Height 135.5 mm 135.5 mm
Width 67.94 mm 67.94 mm
Depth 8.94 mm 9.47 mm
Weight 135 g 150 g
Network Support HSPA+/3G/GERAN 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz 700 MHz (LTE), 800/1900 (1x/EvDO Rev.A/0)
Battery Size 1750 mAh 1850 mAh
SoC 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4460
RAM/NAND 1 GB / 16 GB 1 GB / 32 GB

I've gone ahead and made a gallery with the 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus images pulled from Verizon's website. In the meantime, shoppers in the US not willing to import a Galaxy Nexus of their own from abroad will have to sit tight for some future availability announcement.

Source: Androidforums, Google Galaxy Nexus Page

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  • webmastir - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link

    really wish vzw would hurry the hell up with this. i'm hoping they announce something finally official tomorrow
  • Noriaki - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link

    Your table says the HSPA+ model is 16G and the Verizon 4G is 32G. Is the HPSA+ available in 32G as well?

    http://www.google.com/nexus is vague, it just says 32G storage. I didn't even realize a 16G was available.
  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link

    The UK variant on sale at a number of different resellers: http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/5527/samsung-... is 16 GB. There's supposed to be 16/32 availability for both models, but at the present it's a bit confusing.

  • tyger11 - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link

    The table also says that's "ROM", not storage, though that could also be wrong.
  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link


  • horangl3e - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link

    I still think Verizon and Google totally fucked this one up and dropped the ball. They should have released it, at most, two weeks after it was announced? The hype is starting to die down and while its an amazing phone, making the US customers wait this much? And please dont use the oh its all Verizon's fault as Google and Samsung should grow a pair and start doing some real business and not take any BS from Verizon. Two gigantic multinational corporations can't haggle a good deal from one Wireless Carrier? Seriously? No even solid release date yet. WTF? Also they should've done it multi carrier instead of just Verizon. Thats defeating the whole purpose of the Nexus line IMO.
  • bjrosen - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link

    We don't know who to blame for the delay, my money is on Samsung. The Verizon phone is a different phone from the UK phone, it uses CMDA + LTE, the UK phone uses the GSM + HSPA+ which is an older technology. Just because the UK phone is shipping doesn't mean that the Verizon phone is ready, it's entirely possible that the LTE chip isn't working yet.
  • enginerd364 - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link

    I hate to suggest such an act, but given VZW's large push of the RAZR, I would think that they are trying to isolate it, assuming it has a higher profit margin. I am willing to bet that the RAZR costs less than both the Rezound and Galaxy Nexus, thus there is not much urge to push these devices during their high volume sales period. Then again, it could be manufacturing issues, but based on Google's expectation of a November launch, I am a little skeptical.
  • Noriaki - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - link

    Yeah, I've only seen 16G variants around. I'd really like a 32G HSPA+ variant when the time comes. Guess I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled as more places have them on sale.

  • Hackaro - Thursday, December 1, 2011 - link

    Hi Brian,

    thanks for the review, I'd just like to know a couple of things:

    1) the LTE networks (700 MHz (LTE), 800/1900 (1x/EvDO Rev.A/0) ) are the same of Europe standards?

    2) the LTE version works ALSO on the 3G networks (HSPA+)?

    thanks in advance :-)

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