Sprint to launch Samsung GALAXY Nexus on April 15th? - PhoneArena

Sprint to launch Samsung GALAXY Nexus on April 15th?

Sprint to launch Samsung GALAXY Nexus on April 15th?
Because this information comes from a fairly new site, we suggest that you accept it with the proverbial grain of salt. A source for S4GRU tells the site that the Sprint Samsung GALAXY Nexus will be launched on April 15th. The source is characterized as a Sprint insider from the Product Development division who confirms the release date even if it works out to be a Sunday. Sprint has a contest featuring the device that ends on April 14th which would seem to point to a release around the 15th.

Even though Sprint hasn't flicked the on switch on its LTE network, a goal made harder by the end of the carrier's relationship with LightSquared, the Sprint version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will support 4G LTE. According to the source, the default connectivity will be 3G which means that when you turn on the phone, it will boot up to a 3G connection. The handset will feature a 3G/4G toggle switch that will allow the user to switch to a faster data speed. As we told you, Sprint plans on launching its LTE service in four cities, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Atlanta by the middle of the year. By then, Sprint is expected to send out an OTA update that will add LTE Self Discovery mode to the phone. This that to save battery life, the handset will search for an LTE signal and automatically turn off the LTE search mode.

Sprint customers won't have long to wait to see if there is any truth to this story as the rumored April 15th launch is less than a month away If you're a Sprint customer with an upgrade burning a hole in your pocket, will you wait that month for this model?

source: S4GRU via Phandroid

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