Since its announcement at CES 2012, we’ve been eagerly awaiting for the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE. Finally, Sprint announced the official launch of the device in a press release issued yesterday. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE will be available from April 22, releasing on the same day as Sprint’s other 4G LTE capable device, the LG Viper.
The Nexus 4G LTE is available for pre-order from today, and Sprint officials mentioned that a lucky few customers could receive the device as early as April 20, till stocks last. After April 22, the Android 4.0 smartphone will be available in all Sprint Stores, through Sprint telesales, as well as online.
As a reminder, below are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE:
4.65″ Super AMOLED HD Display
1280×720 resolution, 316 ppi
1.2 Ghz TI OMAP 4460 dual-core processor
5MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.3MP front camera
32 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
The Sprint Galaxy Nexus also features Google Wallet, which uses NFC (Near Field Communication), that allows you to make safe purchases using your phone, at approved retailers. As an added incentive, Sprint is offering $40 Google Wallet credit for free, as long as the device is activated within 3 weeks. Added to the $10 you automatically receive when you sign up for Google Wallet services, you’re getting a total of $50.
Of course, while the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is 4G LTE capable, Sprint’s 4G network will rollout only in June and will initially be available in major centers such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Kansas City. 3G speeds will be available everywhere else.
Sprint is the only network in the US that offers truly unlimited data plans. With the launch of its 4G LTE network and an impressive lineup of LTE capable devices, Sprint is hoping to entice customers and move ahead in a race dominated by giants AT&T and Verizon. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE is available for pre-order today here, for $199.99 with a 2-year contract.
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16 April 2012
Sprint Continues 4G LTE Momentum with Launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung on April 22 for $199.99
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 16, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE:S) , the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, continues its 4G LTE launch momentum with the launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, its first Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, smartphone with 4G LTE capability. It boasts a Pure Google experience, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ contour display and dual cameras enabling video chat.
Galaxy Nexus will be available in Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com) beginning on Sunday, April 22, for $199.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Pre-order begins today at www.sprint.com/nexus. Customers who pre-order Galaxy Nexus will begin receiving their devices as early as Friday, April 20 – two days before the device goes on sale – while supplies last.
Galaxy Nexus on Sprint also features Google Wallet™, turning the smartphone into a wallet using Near Field Communication (NFC) to make safe purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers. As an extra bonus, Sprint customers who activate a Google Wallet account within a week of activation of their Galaxy Nexus will receive a $10 instant credit on their Google Wallet account and an additional $40 credit within three weeks2.
“Galaxy Nexus is a beautifully designed smartphone that combines the Pure Google experience with the speed of Sprint’s upcoming 4G LTE network,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “It represents the cutting-edge features and applications that customers expect and pairs perfectly with Sprint’s unlimited data plans to let our customers enjoy their wireless experience without worrying about overage charges or throttling.”
Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a leading global mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States3, Galaxy Nexus pairs the beauty of Samsung hardware with a Pure Google experience. It is built on Android, 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. Simple layouts with subtle animations and delightful flourishes make everything feel alive. The home screen, web browser, email and everything in between have been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful and beyond smart.
Galaxy Nexus has a full-featured 5-megapixel camera with automatic focus and 1080p video capture, top-notch, low-light performance and zero shutter lag. Open it right from the lock screen and fire off a photo instantly. Snapping several photos is quicker than the blink of an eye, and single-motion panoramic mode lets the user take beautiful panorama pictures with Galaxy Nexus.
Additional key features include:
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 their phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe.
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+™ Hangouts: Video chat with a group of up to 10 friends using the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, all on the go.
A 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a brilliant 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour display with 1280×720 resolution.
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.
Galaxy Nexus customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $40 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB web, or $10 per month savings versus Verizon’s 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB web.
Sprint recently announced Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio are expected to have 4G LTE and enhanced 3G service in mid-year 2012. The anticipated launch of these large metropolitan areas demonstrates the continued commitment by Sprint to invest in its network through Network Vision. Sprint customers in these areas will soon enjoy ultra-fast data speeds and improved 3G voice quality. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Android, Google Wallet, Google+, Google Play, Android Beam, YouTube and Google Voice are trademarks of Google, Inc. Samsung, Galaxy and Super AMOLED are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
1Everything Data Plan with no data overages or throttling 2Terms and conditions: Upon successful activation of Google Wallet on your Galaxy Nexus within seven days of purchase during promotional period of April 22 through May 22 (also includes devices pre-ordered before April 22), there will be a $10 credit added to your Google Wallet prepaid card. Additional $40 credit will be added to your Google Wallet prepaid card within three weeks of Google Wallet activation. To see where your Google Wallet prepaid card will work, please go to http://www.google.com/wallet/where-it-works.html. For more questions or inquiries about this offer please call: 1-855-492-5538. 3Number one mobile phone provider in the United States claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q4 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.