We all knew it was coming, but we're excited all the same to report that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus officially launched in Hong Kong in the wee small hours of the night, bringing with it Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
In the end, probably the biggest surprise was the name, as it turns out Google Nexus Prime was never actually on the table, despite the fact that we've been calling it that for months.
A lot of the specs will make for familiar reading thanks to a pretty lively rumour grapevine over the past few weeks.
For starters, the Galaxy Nexus is super-slim, measuring just 8.94mm thick, while the bezel around the screen is just 4.29mm thick, which helps keep the handset's overall dimensions manageable.
And that's just as well, as Samsung has packed in a whopping 4.65in HD Super AMOLED display, the first ever 720p display to appear on a smartphone.
In the engine room we have a dual-core 1.2GHz processor along with 1GB of RAM, while you can choose between 16GB and 32GB of on-board storage.
Another rumour confirmed is that the camera is only a 5-megapixel effort though it does boast zero shutter lag and a nifty panoramic mode. On the video side you get full HD video recording and playback.
The Galaxy Nexus will launch as a Verizon exclusive in the US, where it will run on high-speed 4G LTE networks, while us European types will have to make do with HSPA+.
The good news, however, is that this high-end beast will be available in the US and in key European and Asian markets – including the UK – as soon as next month, with a global roll-out to follow.