The other big mobile handset announcement of the month, Google and Samsung’s 11 October unveiling of what’s widely expected to be the next Nexus-branded handset running Android, is now less than a week away, and BGR claims it’s got a scoop on the specs we can expect to see on the device.

If the blog’s sources are correct (and they often are), we’re looking at an Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ handset with a 4.6 inch curved glass screen, LTE “4G” radio, a 5-megapixel rear camera (1.3-megapixel front-facing) and 1080p HD video capture – something’s been missing from ‘vanilla’ Android devices up to now.

BGR is also claiming that this will be a Verizon exclusive in the USA, and officially dubbed the Galaxy Nexus.

All the specs, detailed below, seem reasonable enough for a Nexus-branded handset, and the curved glass design gels with a teaser video, and the image below, issued this week by Samsung. Still, many fans of Nexus handsets will no doubt have been hoping for a spec bump on the camera, which has been fixed at 5-megapixel since the original Nexus One.

We’ll find out for sure just how much of this holds true next week at Google and Samsung’s CTIA event in San Diego.

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 9mm thin
  • 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
  • TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of built-in storage
  • 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
  • 1080p HD video capture support
  • LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • NFC
  • 1,750 mAh battery
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