Samsung and Verizon Wireless appear to be disappointing many eager smartphone fans by not releasing the Galaxy Nexus by the rumored Nov. 21 deadline. Now, the latest speculation has it that the device will be launched Dec 8, according to a PCMag.com post. PCMag cautioned that the information came from unverified sources.

A leaked image of the highly anticipated smartphone, displayed on Droid Life, shows Dec. 8 as the official date for the launch. Droid Life stated the new rumor is based on marketing materials used in the promotion of the new device.

However, The Pop Herald, quoting an unnamed source, contended the new rumor is wrong and that the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus would indeed be launched this month.

With Galaxy Nexus already available in Europe, customers in the United States have been eagerly awaiting its release. An early launch could mean a lot of mileage for the smartphone because it might attract the U.S. holiday-shopping crowd.

The smartphone, running on Ice Cream Sandwich, has two built-in cameras: a front-facing 1.3-megapixel unit and a rear-facing 5-megapixel unit. It has a 1.2-GHz processor and supports near-field communication. The 8.9 mm-thick phone also features a high-resolution display, face unlock, and improved applications like Gmail and Google+.