Sprint's pre-order page for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now live; mentions April 22nd release
For starters, Sprint’s pre-order page for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone is now live and ready to accept your cold hard cash. Specifically, you can grab yourself a pre-order right now for a cool $199.99 with a 2-year contract if you’re adamant on picking it up. Furthermore, although it’s not necessarily coming in the form of an official press release, the page also clearly mentions the following:
We'll charge your card for your phone today. Shipping: We'll do our best to get it to you before Sunday, April 22.
April 22nd like the LG Viper, which arrives fittingly in time for Earth Day. Thankfully, you’ll have two 4G LTE smartphones to choose from come next week, but you really can’t forget about that upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE, which is set for pre-orders starting May 7th. Indeed, you’ll need to sit down and think about things before making a brash decision.
And just like that folks, we got the official confirmation about that April 22nd release date from the folks over at Samsung. Check out the press release below for more information.
source: Sprint via Android Central
Sprint Continues 4G LTE Momentum with Launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung on April 22 for $199.99
Pre-order begins today at www.sprint.com/nexus
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – 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.
· 1.2GHz dual-core a brilliant 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour display with 1280x720 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 atwww.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 orwww.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/
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.
1. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
i would wait on the Evo lte, better non-pentile screen, much more powerful processor, camera, kickstand etc
2. nicknack84 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
I would wait till Sprint actually gets an LTE network up and running :\
4. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
its still better than anything sprint currently has in its lineup.
8. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
Sprint nexus 4G LTE is like having a brand new camaro but no able to go over 35mph
3. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
i think they are drawing the winners for the competition they were having for the nexus today, i may be wrong though, anyways, the only way i will take this over the evo is if i win one, if not then its evo lte for me
5. threeline (Posts: 253; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
I really need a phone like right now, my Epic 4G is on it's last legs. Should I wait for the Evo LTE or SGSIII? Has anyone heard anything about that Sprint/Samsung device SPH-L710 that received Bluetooth certification about a month ago? Rumor has it that it's a LTE E4GT sorta like AT&Ts Skyrocket HD. If so, I would go for that one because of the Exynos processor.
6. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)
This is great. Just in case my Evo breaks before the EVO LTE or GSIII comes out, I now have something decent I could get. I've been sweating for months knowing that if my evo broke, I was going to be stuck buying the Nexus S or Epic touch, none of which are bad, but both are aging fast and even faster now that sprint has gone LTE. Now anyone who needs a new phone has a great option available
17. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
the epic 4g touch is better than the galaxy nexus except for screen res and lte
7. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Best phone on Sprint for sure, but I wouldn't buy it. Wait till the SGS3 gets announced and then see what Huawei's got up their sleeve.
10. threeline (Posts: 253; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
I would bet Amazon will have a smoking deal on this device.
11. jphillips63 (Posts: 141; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I would highly advise to not even consider this phone unless those of you waiting for it lives under or near a 4G tower. I had purchased Verizons GN last year on launch day and a week later returned it. The phone was useless as a hpone and as a 4g Device. It dropped calls all the time and it would have connectivity issues and as I had said it only had 4G if you were within eye distance of the 4G tower. They omit the ability to link facebook contacts to the phone as well. Lets see, The phone lagged very badly when you rotated it and for messaging or emails I had to always wait on the Phone to catch up as I was typing in my text.
This has been the first phone that I've ever returned as typically I'm satisifed with my purchases and I've made many over the years, But the GN is a total joke it lacked in so many areas it wasn't funny. The reviews this phone gets is a total joke as well. Those guys need to go out in the real world and do there tests, my old Droid Charge had it's issues but I have to say it worked better than the GN. Today I use HTC Rezound and I have to say it's been the best phone I've ever had. I don't have to do a batery pull to reset it and it doesn't just reboot out of random. I get 4G in areas the GN wouldn't even get 3G. Thats my story for the GN and some may listen some of you may blow it off but it's like this if it had worked as it should I still own it. Thats just how I am, However this HTC will be in my hands for a very long time yes it's that good.
13. jphillips63 (Posts: 141; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
No, many and I mean many others experieced the same in this device. You can check out Android central and the likes to see all the negatives of this device. The ones who didn't have the issues lived within seeing distance of a tower or an highly saturated 4G area. I had even worked hand in hand for 3 days with one of the upper techs on this device to help them work on a solution to the problems in what is none as fringe 4G areas, Meaning there's 4G but towers are spaced with 1-2 towers in between with 3G only. I guess I spent a good 12-15 hrs driving in areas with tech on the line taking readings and collecting data. They have had 2-3 updates since so I can't relate to what has been resolved, Bottom line for the device is it's a radio problem and software can tweak this some but can't fix it. The lag as I mentioned is there and is terrible. reminds me of the days of when we first got smart phones and how they lagged upon rotation of the phone, those that remember we had to shack rock tilt or stand on our heads to get the screen to rotate. The phone is known as a developers phone and was pushed onto the market to just be that. Lots of horror stories around just google it and you will be surprised of just how bad this phone really is. Have they fixed it? I can't comment to that I replaced it with the rezound and it works as it should.
14. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Of course it was a BAD handset. THis guy is totally NUTS at best. The GALAXY NEXUS is the best stock device on the market and will do sprint very well.
16. jphillips63 (Posts: 141; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
if it were a bad handset then why is it you can go to any Verizon store and look at the dbm on this phone and compare the same to say a Droid razr or even the rezound and the signal strength on the GN is reading 20-30 dbm greater than the other two mentioned. Go check for yourself oh and be sure you make sure you turn off wifi so you're actually reading network signal strength. That's enough proof there oh wait rotate it a few times and feel the lag, lets not forget also the back they have either glued on or zip tied on to keep from coming off.
15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5668; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Why buy last years phone when the SG III is bout to announce in two weeks?
18. italiapride503 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
I think we have to see how this one does because the one from Verizon has some major glitching as far as dropping calls and dropping lte constantly...let's hope they fixed the mess up from the Verizon version
19. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
I was going to pre-order one as practically a toy until the sgs3 releases but i went to the page and the pre-order is closed .-.