Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE for Sprint available for pre-order today

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:
  • Android 4.0
  • 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
  • 1850mAH battery

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.