Today Sprint finally made the Samsung Galaxy Nexus official on its premature 4G LTE network beginning this Sunday, April 22. If you’re the impatient type, then you can get your hands on this phone earlier by way of pre-order starting now, those who choose to get handset now will receive it by Friday.
The Galaxy Nexus will set Sprint subscribers back $199.99 on a two-year agreement. The Now Network’s variant of the Galaxy Nexus is almost identical look and spec wise to that of both the International (GSM version) and Verizon version. The Galaxy Nexus sports a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a 5 megapixel camera capable of 1080p video recording. Unlike Big Red’s version, this phone supports Google Wallet out of the box, but that isn’t all Sprint is doing, as the third largest wireless provider in the United States will throw in a $10 instant credit and an additional $40 credit within three weeks of activation. Wow.
This deal is an obvious marketing ploy to reel in customers into a LTE phone without a legit 4G network. That said, Sprint says LTE support will be started up mid year and once it finally arrives Sprint users will get the exclusive privilege of unlimited data as they already do now.