Sprint Galaxy Nexus Release Date Gets Closer

We have a feeling that Sprint will be releasing its version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and thus launching its 4G LTE network, at some point in April. And now, we have even more evidence that suggests that things are indeed in motion. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint has passed through the FCC on its way to the Now Network and now, it should only be a matter of time before we get a launch date from Sprint.

The carrier is currently holding a contest for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus that ends in early April and we suspect, Sprint won’t make the winners wait very long for their winnings.

In addition, Amazon is hosting a firesale on 4G WiMax devices which seems to point to the retailer trying to clear out its inventory in preparation for the upcoming launch of 4G LTE devices.

Sprint Galaxy Nexus Moves Closer to Release

The Sprint Galaxy Nexus that passed through the FCC has LTE band 25 which is the band that will run on Sprint’s 1900MHz LTE network and it also has support for 850 / 1900 CDMA.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are, unsurprisingly, on board as well.

We don’t expect Sprint’s version of the Galaxy Nexus to be much different from Verizon’s version that was released last year. It will have a 4.56″ HD Super AMOLED display and a chip for Near-Field Communication.

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You can check out our hands-on with the Sprint Galaxy Nexus in the video below:

So, it would appear that Sprint’s 4G LTE plans are in motion and those in the launch cities that the carrier has already announced should be making preparations for a launch in the not-so-distant future.

Via: Engadget

  

Comments

  1. AnhTuan says

    How is this better than the existing Sprint Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch beside the built in LTE band 25? Is it smaller, thinner, lighter, faster, better connectivity, smoother?

    I am questioning whether I should wait for the Galaxy Nexus or just buy the S2 Epic 4G tough now.

    Thanks.

  2. A.Friend says

    I have the same concern.  Probably depends on when LTE from Sprint is coming to your city.  Camera appears to be better on the S2 and it seems to be thinner.  ICS is supposed to be coming to the S2 at some point but who knows how long.  Wife has S2 and it is pretty sweet.  Like the fact that the S2 has an SD slot and Nexus does not.  Will it be harder to root the Nexus because no SD slot?

  3. Kayla says

    Seems to me it will be a good phone. But if it does not have a s.d. slot..than i would go with the Motorola Photon 4g or the S2 Gallaxy

  4. Jamemill says

    Can’t wait for this phone…. People don’t realize nexus is the most updated android device

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