The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, previously named the Samsung Nexus Prime and rumoured to be sporting Android Ice Cream Sandwich, has had photos shot with its camera posted on Google+. 

The Galaxy Nexus was set for an announcement at the Samsung and Google CTIA conference on 11 October, but has now been postponed for launch following Steve Jobs passing away

The phone had originally been codenamed the Nexus Prime; losing its Transformers-inspired moniker as more details were leaked closer to launch. 

Photos boasting the Galaxy Nexus name made their way onto Google+ but, thanks to the social network's 3-megapixel upload limit, it's been tricky to get a full idea for the snapper's specs. 

The Galaxy Nexus is believed to be one of the most powerful handsets in Samsung's lineup and will boast a clean TouchWiz-free version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which is yet to be released. Internals include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 32GB of memory. Samsung also keeps up its high quality camera tradition, with 1080p video shooting; we're still unsure of the megapixel count.

The most exciting part about the Galaxy Nexus is its rumoured 4.56-inch curved display, which has a 1280 x 720 resolution. It also sports Samsung's clever Super AMOLED HD technology which will help make Ice Cream Sandwich look damn sweet.

The shots have unfortunately disappeared, so those looking for the original source will find little in the way of Galaxy Nexus pics. 

Not long now, we hope, until the Galaxy Nexus is finally released. 

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