Samsung Galaxy Nexus units may already be arriving in Verizon Wireless stores ahead of a release later this week. A batch of leaked photos suggesting upcoming availability was first published on the xda-developers forums. Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE branding is clearly visible in one image, although the box looks very plain compared the carrier’s typical boxes. Droid-Life says the device could be available as soon as December 9th, although Verizon Wireless has yet to make any official announcement detailing the phone’s launch date. We recently reviewed the international model of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the world’s first Android 4.0 smartphone, and said it “easily leapfrogs any other competitor’s device.” Additional photos of the purported Verizon Galaxy Nexus follow after the break.

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