Android Phones

Sprint announces initial 4G LTE markets, Galaxy Nexus will be its first 4G LTE smartphone

January 9, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Carriers, LG, Samsung, Sprint

galaxy nexus on sprint

Even though an official announcement from Sprint has yet to occur, the promotional page for Sprint’s up and coming 4G LTE network spilled the beans on the Galaxy Nexus.  Several days ago, an advertisement showed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sprint as its first 4G LTE phone.  Currently, the Galaxy Nexus is only available through Verizon Wireless, but that is set to change within the next couple of months as Sprint plans to launch the high-end device as its first 4G LTE offering.

The promotional page announces that the first four markets for Sprint’s 4G LTE include: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Atlanta.  In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is going to be the flagship phone for the 4G LTE network, but it is going to be accompanied by the LG Viper 4G LTE and Sierra Wireless portable hotspot.

The LG Viper 4G LTE, which should be announced later during CES, features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4 inch display, Android 2.3, NFC, Google Wallet, a 5MP rear facing camera, and a front facing VGA camera.

The Sierra Wireless portable hotspot brings support for Sprint’s 3G, 4G, and 4G LTE networks.  It supports up to 8 devices being connected simultaneously.

Again, we’re expecting Sprint to officially announce all three devices and its 4G LTE markets in the coming days, but its nice to see this promotional page give away the details early.

Sprint will soon have the top Android device to join the top iOS device in its portfolio, putting the wireless company in a good position with its unlimited data to gain subscribers.

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