Sprint launching Galaxy Nexus on April 22nd

Galaxy NexusSprint today announced that it will launch the Galaxy Nexus, its first Android 4.0 smartphone with 4G LTE capability, on April 22nd.

“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.”

Specifications-wise, it looks like it will be the same as the Verizon model with 32GB of onboard memory:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G LTE
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-channel Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
  • Display: 4.65-inch Super HD AMOLED (720 x 1280)
  • Input: Capacitive multi-touch
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP with LED flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headset jack
  • Battery: 1,850mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 135.5 x 67.94 x 9.47 millimeters / 144 grams

The Sprint Galaxy Nexus will come with a US$50 Google Wallet credit for customers who activate by May 22nd. This is US$40 more than the usual Google credit – a nice perk.

Sprint will offer the Galaxy Nexus for US$199.99 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders begin today at www.sprint.com/nexus.

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