Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus officially launching on April 22 for $199.99, pre-orders already available
After we’ve seen not one, but two different leaks recently claiming that April 22 will be when Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus will hit the streets, the carrier has decided to make things official. It turns out that both those leaks were accurate – the date is in fact April 22.
Furthermore, Sprint has already started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Nexus. The device is being priced by the Now Network at $199.99 with a new two-year contract, or $549.99 without a contract. If you do pre-order, Sprint promises that it will try to get the phone to you before April 22 (which is this Sunday, by the way). You may have it as early as Friday, as a matter of fact.
Alongside the LG Viper, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be one of the first LTE-capable smartphones that Sprint will sell. Sprint’s 4G LTE network will go live soon (in some markets, at least). The Galaxy Nexus that Sprint is selling has the exact same features as the one that has been available at Verizon for a few months now – with one notable difference. Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus supports Google Wallet payments. What’s more, if you activate a Wallet account within a week of activating your smartphone on Sprint, you’ll receive $10 instant credit on your Wallet account, and an additional $40 credit within three weeks.