Sprint has finally confirmed the release date of its 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as April 22nd. It has also confirmed the device’s entire specification list and as we suspected, there isn’t much of a difference between it, and the Galaxy Nexus that’s on Verizon.
The Galaxy Nexus for Sprint will be one of two devices that launches on April 22nd as it will be launching for $199.99 on-contract alongside the LG Viper 4G LTE, a environmentally friendly mid-range phone that will cost $100 on-contract.
In addition to the release date, Sprint has also produced a full specification list for the Galaxy Nexus that will give those interested in the Android smartphone a good look at what you expect.
You can also watch the Galaxy Nexus hands on video below for a look at the hardware and impressions from our Verizon Galaxy Nexus review.
With that, here are the specifications for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus:
- Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP 4460)
- Google Play™: With more than 500,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies, Google Play has something for everyone
- Google Voice™ makes people’s lives easier by providing one phone number to use for the rest of their life. Easily manage up to six devices with one Sprint phone number, use intelligent call routing and advanced call controls like call screening, blocking and recording and online management of SMS, voicemail and call logs at www.google.com/voice
- Google+™ Hangouts: video chat with a group of up to 10 friends using the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, all on the go
- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
- Google Wallet™: Turn the smartphone into a wallet using NFC to make safe, secure purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers
- Android Beam™: Share contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions and apps – just by touching two NFC-enabled Android phones back to back – tap to beam what’s on the phone to a friend.
- Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android, Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
- Personal and business email and text messaging, as well as IM through Google Talk™
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
- Wi-Fi® – 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Integrated GPS
- 3.5mm headset jack
- Stereo Bluetooth® 3.0
- Dual cameras – Rear-facing, zero-shutter lag 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, digital zoom and LED flash; front-facing 1.3-megapixel for video chat with Google+ Hangouts
- Single-motion panoramic picture capabilities that allow the user to take beautiful panorama pictures by pointing and touching the shutter, then panning the phone from one side to another
- Full-featured photo editor with one-touch sharing and live effects, which lets the user give friends big eyes, squeezed heads and large noses while recording video
- Face Unlock: Galaxy Nexus introduces a new, fun way to unlock the phone – with a smile. State-of-the-art facial recognition technology lets the user switch on the phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe
- Dimensions: 2.67 x 5.33 x 0.37 inches (67.94mm x 135.5mm x 9.47mm)
- Weight: 5.1 ounces (144 grams)
- Display: 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution
- Battery: 1850mAh Lithium-ion battery
- Talk Time: 7.5 hours
- Memory: 32GB internal memory (ROM); 1GB RAM
Again, everything here is the same as the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus except for the fact that Sprint’s device supports Google Wallet while Verizon’s, which also sports an NFC chip, does not.
Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus is now up for pre-order.
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