In the United States, if you’re interested in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus you only have two options in order to secure the coveted handset. The first option is to sign a contract with Verizon and pick it up for $299 along with a tiered 4G LTE data plan. The second option is to purchase the smartphone unlocked for its full retail price and stick an AT&T or T-Mobile SIM card in it.
However, according to an ad that ran yesterday on a CNET web page, Sprint is gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, making Sprint the second carrier option in the United States. Interestingly enough, it looks like Sprint wants to use the Galaxy Nexus to jump start its 4G LTE network. Most of the specs and features found in the international and Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus will be present in the Sprint model, except for its processor. If you take a look at the ad above, you’ll notice that the Sprint model benefits from a 1.5GHz dual-core processor as opposed to the 1.2GHz processor commonly found.
As of now, there is no guarantee that Sprint is actually going to launch the Galaxy Nexus, but we will definitely know for sure after CES 2012 is over. The advertisement is pretty convincing in itself, and it does make sense for Sprint to use the Galaxy Nexus as its flagship smartphone representing its entrance into the 4G LTE arena.