Samsung Galaxy Nexus to be Sprint's first LTE device

Samsung Galaxy Nexus to be Sprint's first LTE device
It was just a couple of hours ago that we were all made aware of the four markets that will be the first to get blanketed in Sprint’s 4G LTE network and now we know the first device that will be launching on Sprint with LTE capabilities; the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Sprint hasn’t officially come out and said it yet, but some ads have popped up on CNET (that have since been removed) touting the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as the carriers first 4G LTE phone. The ads were definitely put up a bit prematurely however, as clicking on it brought you to a non-existent site.

Now while the smartphone pretty much looks like the same one currently offered by Verizon Wireless, with its Android 4.0 operating system and 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the ad shows the Galaxy Nexus for Sprint has having a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. The Verizon version clocks in at only 1.2GHz.

Considering that Sprint’s 4G LTE network will not be launching until the middle of the year, the timing is a bit odd unless they are getting ready for a big announcement at CES next week. Beyond that there is no word on launch plans or if Sprint will stick to their truly unlimited stance when their LTE phones arrive.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will definitely be a good companion to the launch of their LTE network, even if it’s only in those four cities at the start. Would you leave your current provider for Sprint to get the Galaxy Nexus with unlimited data, even if you aren’t in one of the first LTE launch markets?

source: Engadget

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Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

HHMM i dont think this is true !! im with sprint and i havnt heard of this!! im pretty sure they would have told us about it (sarcasm)

2. nmerry77

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 28, 2010 now i will have 2 choose between this phone and the Samsung Galaxy S 2!! Oh man!! I cant decide!!! Help!

5. e.wvu unregistered

Get the Galaxy Nexus since the Galaxy SII has Wiimax that's going to be basically gone in a couple years and plus speeds aren't that good anyways and the Galaxy Nexus has LTE and it has ICS. And who knows when the (US Versions) GSII series will actually get ICS.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Gnex all the way Google wallet LTE Great screen Fast updates More app compatibility Really nice size Not that the SGS2 is going to be a bad choice but TW 4 on ICS looks dated

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im one of the few open fans of TW, but i gotta say, after using ICS for the last few weeks, ICS makes ALL of the old overlays look dated.

23. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I can't wait for the CM9 phones to be released. ICS with Cyanogen will dominate these phones. I have cm7 on my GSII and I am in love with it. Had to remove some bloat, but used the phone for 4 hours (display time) and it lasted the entire day. The Galaxy Nexus is awesome, but the great has yet to be seen. Samsung is whipping something up in no time I'm sure.

32. rjbp64

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

I say go with the GNexus. 1. Better screen 2. ICS for better and smoother running because it's actually made for THE phone and now just a software upgrade 3. Better phone to have, because of better technology and it is newer, for two years if you really keep it for that long.

3. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

Are they doing away with Wimax? Maybe that is how they intend to do unlimited data by capping LTE and leaving those other phones unlimited. should be interesting! I wish they would get a nice WP7 device.

4. JrakaYungRated

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

I hope they don't cut unlimited data for cell because there using LTE that will suck but yeah hopefully it's true but maybe they can add 8mp instead 5mp that would be sick will find out later on in CES 2012.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Doubt it the processor on the GNex is 1.5 but was clocked at 1.2 for some reason. It could change but some people would be pissed that there is an LTE 1.5-8 on sprint and not the same on VRZ . Sure hope sprint markets the device better

7. VileKittie

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

wonder when T-Mo will get samsung galaxy nexus :l

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Soon my brother soon muhahahahahahahahaha *cough * I wouldn't be surprised if we see it at the event :3 both att and T-Mobile versions

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

As soon as VZWs exclusive period is over, im sure it will be on every carrier. If Tmo doesnt get it id be super surprised since there is already a compatible GSM version and tmo has a great relationship with google AND the nexus brand.

12. nmerry77

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I wonder when this will come out?? Im due for my upgrade....and trying 2 decide what 2 do. Right now I hve the GS1...the origional Epic 4g and I love it! I live out in the middle of no where in northwest indiana.....and im sure i wont be seeing 4g anytime soon....soooo idk what 2 do....when is this phone coming out?? What about the GS3?m help!!

19. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Take the SGN, LTE will eventually reach the middle of nowhere... I mean Indiana. You'll get updates first for the next year, when Google releases the next Nexus

13. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Sprint throttles data for approximately 1% of its users! Truly limited!

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm sorry, but if they're going to have LTE mid-year (which I doubt), why would they be trying to sell a phone that would then be more than half-a-year old? I know they still sell the EVO but for a new network tech, you would think they'd go for something a bit more.... new.

26. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

If this is true, I think it makes perfect sense. An established, ICS bearing device from a well known manufacturer? Very low overhead to get. I am sure HTC will be pumping out an EVO LTE phone ASAP. Think the Vivid, maybe with a different body. And now that they and Moto are working together, Motorola can have a Bionic updated to their system as soon as Sprint says please. They are the King of LTE. Options will be coming quickly.

15. lemenade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

I just got the GS2 back in October because my upgrade situation was extremely weird and now the phone i waited for since may of last year is coming to sprint... This is such a kick in the balls

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the sgs2 is the better phone in every regard except screen resolution which can actually be hacked to be higher. Dont be upset. Once it gets ICS in the next few months it will have everything the nexus has.

17. lemenade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Yeah but the appeal of a pure Google phone is great and i did wait forever just to find out the release date and then find out its exclusively Verizon. I have to give it to you though i love my GS2 so much better than my old one the LG optimus. And i am not a fan of touch wiz

20. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Higher? Don't confuse the guy, it doesn't make the resolution better. I know, I rooted my Evo and used the LCD Density changer, and it doesn't make it sharper, just harder to read. And what about 1st updates that it will get until the next Nexus, which coincidently is when the SAMSUNG S2 is probably going to get ICS. And don't forget the LTE, which will only get bigger and more expanded, unlike Wimax that they have stopped working on

18. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

i agree with remixfa.....100%--The only clear advantages the Nexus has over any of the current high-end Android models is ICS and that freakin beautiful screen.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

don't forget this is also Sprint's first LTE device. that's always been the biggest trade-off from the Galaxy S II. Sprint's variant will probably have more appeal to Android Enthusiasts due to Sprint already knowing the whole Nexus drill being that they sold the Nexus S and if it's true that they've clocked the OMAP4460 up to 1.5GHz it'll benchmark midway into 1.2GHz Exynos territory.

22. joeyrushlow

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

I'm not worried... I'm not going to upgrade to the first LTE device available, I'm gonna wait on an HTC w/ quad-core, LTE, and ICS w/ sense 4.0... That's most likely the next step in the EVO series! =)

24. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Both the SGS2 and the Galaxy Nexus are beautiful phones that are sure to please for years to come, but if the Nexus comes with a 1.5 Ghz OMAP instead of Verizon's 1.2, it shrinks the lead for one of the few advantages the SGS2 has. Remember, the OMAP is really only bested by the Exynos in the world of dual cores, which is what everyone (including myself) thought would be in the Galaxy Nexus originally. From having ICS out of the gate, the fastest updates, the biggest and boldest screen ever seen on an Android device, Sprint's LTE network, and now an even faster proc, there shouldnt be too many reasons left to go with the Epic Touch... ...but a price drop changes everything. Can't wait to upgrade my own Nexus S, somehow 4" SAMOLED doesn't seem as big as it used to

25. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Be careful! The reason it might have the 1.5 is because it might have all that bloatware s**t on it and it needs that 1.5 to support it. I put my nexus next to a rezound and was kicking the s**t out of the rezound cause of all the extra crap on it. Verizon and sprint are two totally different carriers with different demands so the sprint nexus just might have bloat s**t! But good for sprint. I totally dig my nexus!

27. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

i really didnt mind my phone being with Verizon...but im kinda upset about this.....i dont want people to think i have sprint.....blah..i hate everything about sprint

28. putes

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Wooohooo!!!! I wanted this phone on Sprint... Now I don't have to change carriers when my contract expires! There is also a white version of this phone being released which looks great! I am happy that my efforts and the efforts of a lot of people putting pressure on the Sprint support and forums worked.

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I was hoping AT&T would get this next. Looks like I have too wait a bit longer my upgrade is in Feb :( or wait for the GS III

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