Samsung has accidentally let slip that a version of the Samsung Nexus S is coming to a third U.S. carrier, AT&T. This model is one of the few running the very latest smartphone version of the Android OS, plus it has a range of other high-end features.
The Nexus S debuted in December, and the first version supported only T-Mobile. This was the only option for months, then Sprint released its own version on Sunday.
And now it seems AT&T customers who are interested in this device might not have long wait — Samsung briefly listed a version of this model on its website today. Because this carrier is going to be the third in the U.S. to have it, AT&T apparently wanted something to set its version apart, so it will be the first in a white outer casing. The current versions all have black casings.
The Samsung website did not reveal when AT&T plans to release the Nexus S, nor what it will charge for it. The T-Mobile and Sprint versions both sell for $200 with contract.
It’s also not clear if this product will be sold by AT&T itself. The T-Mobile version is not actually available from this carrier, but Sprint’s is.
Overview of the Samsung Nexus S
The “Nexus” name indicates that this is the model Google recommends developers use, as it gets operating system upgrades before any other devices. Aside from this, though, it’s not a particularly cutting-edge device.
It runs Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) on a 1GHz Samsung processor, and sports a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480), Super AM-OLED touchscreen which curves slightly to fit comfortably against users’ faces.
It also has a front-facing video camera for video conferencing, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, but no microSD memory card slot.