A new report from BGR says that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus may likely be available for Sprint customers on April 22.
A leaked document from Sprint included the words “The Samsung Nexus will arrive in stores by April 22”, and by the looks of it, this is as official as you could get. Also, according to the leak, promotional merchandise would be available to retailers shortly before that. Sounds like good news for anyone in the United States who isn’t a Verizon customer, as the Galaxy Nexus has long been expected to join Sprint’s handset roster.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes with the following specifications – a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1 GB memory, 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 16 GB internal storage and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. It is also the first-ever handset to ship with Android’s newest Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 operating system.
The phone comes with 4G LTE support, however only a selected few cities are covered by Sprint’s LTE network. Nevertheless, Sprint appears to be committed to expanding this network, as they will likely be releasing another 4G LTE-compatible handset on April 22, the LG Viper 4G LTE.
Speaking of Sprint’s LTE network, analysts remain skeptical regarding the carrier’s plans to release two LTE-capable devices when their network is still in its nascent stages – widespread expansion is expected to take place in June.
Some have predicted abject failure, however, there are others in the know who believe Sprint may have a few tricks up their sleeves to ensure the launch of the Galaxy Nexus and Viper 4G LTE is a success.