The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was initially unveiled late last year as it became the first device to come with the Android 4.0 operating system of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG). It was initially offered through Verizon (NYSE:VZ) as industry watchers expected the device to be offered by other major US mobile service providers soon after its entry into the market.
However it took some time before the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was offered by other major mobile service providers in the US. Recent reports have indicated that Sprint (NYSE:S) is set to offer the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as it promotes its LTE network among potential US users.
The Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will reportedly be similar to the Verizon version of the device. Sprint is also expected to utilize the near field communications or NFC capability of the device to offer access to the Google Wallet service to the users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will offer another option for Sprint customers once the 4G LTE network of the mobile wireless provider is finally launched. The device is priced at around $200 with a two-year service contract with the company.
However the device is also being offered online at cheaper price compared to the price tag offered by Sprint. Users may be able to find the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus at a price of around $150 with the two-year service contract, which is cheaper by $50 compared to purchasing it through Sprint.
The Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus will offer the same chipset that is found on the Verizon version of the device. It also has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and a 32GB internal memory that is unfortunately not expandable. The device also features a 4.65-inch screen that has a resolution of 1280 by 720 and a 5MP camera at the back.