The Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone will be launching on Sprint, April 22, according to an announcement made by the carrier on Monday.
"Sprint, the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on Sprint network1, continues its 4G LTE launch momentum with the launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, its first Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich with 4G LTE capability," read Sprint's press release.
A leaked memo first revealed the release date, and according to Sprint's recent announcement that document was accurate; customers will be able to get their hands on the Galaxy Nexus next week.
The device will be available at all Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales, and Web Sales on Sunday, April 22.
Any customer who pre-orders the device can receive their Galaxy Nexus through Sprint as early as Friday. Reservations start today at www.sprint.com/nexus.
The Galaxy Nexus launched on Verizon back in Dec. of last year and remained an exclusive to the carrier until now.
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The unique aspect of the Sprint version is that it features Google Wallet. Verizon did not include this feature since the carrier is rumored to be planning to create its own payment system.
"Galaxy Nexus on Sprint also features Google Wallet, turning the smartphone into a wallet using Near Field Communication to make safe purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers," said Sprint in the press release.
Customers who activate a Google Wallet account within a week of purchasing the Galaxy Nexus on the carrier will receive an instant credit on their Google Wallet account and an additional $40 credit within three weeks.
"Galaxy Nexus is a beautifully designed smartphone that combines the Pure Google experience with the speed of Sprint's upcoming 4G LTE network," said Fared Adib, vice president- Product Development, Sprint.
"It represents the cutting-edge features and applications that customers expect and pairs perfectly with Sprint's unlimited data plans to let our customers enjoy their wireless experience without worrying about overage charges of throttling," continued Adib.