According to an internal Sprint source that spoke with S4GRU, the Galaxy Nexus will show up on Sprint shelves on April 15. You know, just over three months since the Verizon version launched and mere months away from the launch of Samsung’s next flagship: the Galaxy S III.
Talk about good timing.
Still, Sprint could use this phone on its network, even if the Nexus heyday has already come and gone. The Nexus line is like the Galaxy line, or the Droid line, or even the iPhone line. It’s a brand people trust, and will offer a super solid option to power users bumbling into Sprint stores.
Unfortunately, Sprint’s 4G LTE network isn’t quite ready to roll, which means that your 4G capable Sprint Galaxy Nexus will be serving up 3G speeds out of the box. But don’t fret. You can still toggle 4G LTE on in the settings, but around launch time, Sprint’s 4G network won’t really be mature enough to leave 4G on continuously. S4GRU speculates that Sprint will turn on LTE self-discovery mode in June, when the network can handle it.
If for some reason you’ve forgotten, the Galaxy Nexus sports a 4.65-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP processor, NFC support, and runs the latest version of Android: Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s truly a beauty, and Sprint subs are in need of something special.
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