Nexus S 4G Sprint Samsung

We expected Sprint to announce the Nexus S 4G at its CTIA event, but it appears that they just couldn't wait to share the good news. What you're looking at in the Nexus S 4G is basically the same ol' Nexus S that we've come to know and love, but with compatibility with Sprint's WiMAX network. That means you're getting a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera, front-facing VGA cam, and Android 2.3 preloaded. Expect the Nexus S 4G to hit Sprint sometime "this spring" for $199.99 with the usual two-year commitment. Best Buy will have national retail exclusivity (although it'll be available in Sprint stores, too) on the Nexus S 4G, and beginning today you can walk into any Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile and preorder your very own device. Both press releases are waiting for you below.

There may not be any any differences between the two Nexus S models, besides their cellular radios, but those of us that love stock Android devices certainly aren't complaining about it. What do you all think of Sprint's announcement? Does the Nexus S 4G make up for them deciding to not release the Nexus One last year?

First Pure Google 4G Device with Android 2.3 in the U.S., Nexus S 4G from Google and Samsung, Coming to Sprint this Spring
First 4G device powered by Android 2.3 boasts pure Google experience, Google Voice integration, Super AMOLED display and Mobile Hotspot capability is Sprint’s 20th 4G device and fourth 4G phone announced to date

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 21, 2011 - Sprint (NYSE: S) extends its 4G device innovation lead once again with the upcoming availability of the 20th 4G device and fourth 4G phone, Nexus S™ 4G1 from Google™. Coming to Sprint this spring, it will also be able to take advantage of the unprecedented controls and services enabled by Google Voice™ integration built into the Sprint Network.

Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a leading global mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States2, Nexus S 4G comes packed with a pure Google experience using Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, the fastest version of Android available for smartphones. It is powered by a 1GHz Samsung application processor that produces rich 3D-like graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content along with a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to make playing mobile games, browsing the Web and watching videos a fast, fluid and smooth experience.

“Nexus S 4G shows the strong commitment Sprint has to Android, and when combined with our 4G network capabilities, it gives customers the option of a pure Google experience,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “As the first 4G smartphone with Android 2.3, Nexus S 4G delivers on the promise of the advanced data capabilities of 4G to deliver an incredible Web browsing experience, offers quick and easy access to future Android updates and access to the services built into Google Voice.”

It is designed with Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED™ touchscreen technology providing a premium viewing experience. The 4-inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more comfortable look and feel in the user’s hand or along the side of the face. It also offers a screen that is bright with higher color contrast, meaning colors are incredibly vibrant and text is crisp at any size and produces less glare than on other smartphone displays when outdoors, so videos, pictures and games look their best and the sun won't wash them out.

Sprint Nexus S 4G customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps. In many cases, the device will get the updates and new apps as soon as they are available.

"We're excited to partner with Sprint on Nexus S 4G, which brings innovative hardware by Samsung and innovations on the Android platform, to create a powerful smartphone experience,” said Andy Rubin, vice president of Engineering at Google.

Nexus S 4G features a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera. In addition, Nexus S 4G features a gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user tilts the device up or down or pans the phone to the left or right.

Additional key features include:

3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
Integrated GPS
1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery
“Samsung is thrilled to work with Google and Sprint to create the next generation Nexus S. Adding 4G capabilities takes this iconic device to the next level,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Nexus S 4G integrates Samsung’s best-in-class hardware and the exciting features of the Android 2.3 platform with the impressive speed and connectivity of Sprint’s 4G network.”

Nexus S 4G from Google will be available exclusively from Sprint this spring for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade (taxes not included) in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), as well as select national retailers.

Sprint Nexus S customers also will be able to easily use their current Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number without having to port their number, avoiding porting charges and potential service disruptions. Google Voice makes it easy for people to manage and access most of their voice-based communication. It lets users manage up to six different phones through one number with intelligent call routing and advanced features like call screening, blocking and recording.

Now Sprint subscribers can use their Sprint number across their office, home and wireless phones, and personalize settings so calls from friends ring their wireless device and home phone, while calls from the boss only ring at the office. Google Voice users can receive transcribed voicemails and read or listen to them online. They can also read, send and search text messages and call logs online at www.google.com/voice.

Nexus S 4G requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge – a savings of $39.99 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and Web (excluding Verizon’s Southern California plan; pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).

Sprint customers get more with unlimited data plans on the Sprint Network. Sprint offers real simplicity, value and savings versus competitors, making it easy for customers to get the most out of their phones without using a calculator to tally up costs or worrying about how much data they’ve used.

Sprint Everything Data plans qualify for automatic enrollment in the Sprint PremierSM loyalty program3. Existing Sprint customers can switch to an Everything Data plan without extending their service agreement. New lines of service require a two-year service agreement.

As the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, Sprint made history by launching 4G in Baltimore in September 2008. As the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, Sprint is America’s Favorite 4G Network4. Sprint currently offers 4G service in 71 markets in 28 states. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.

Best Buy® Launches Presale of Nexus S 4G from Google, available on the Sprint Network
Presale begins today at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS, March 21, 2011 – Best Buy today announced the presale of Nexus S™ 4G from Google™, available on the Sprint Network, which will be available in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide, as well as online at Best Buy.com/Mobile, later this spring. As a national retail exclusive, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores will be the only physical retail locations, other than Sprint stores, where consumers can demo, compare and purchase this handset.

“The exclusive launch of Nexus S from Google was a landmark for us and it continues to be one of our best-selling devices,” said Scott Anderson,head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile. “Bringing Nexus S 4G to our stores is one more way we’re making it as easy as possible for people to find the phone that’s right for them.”

Nexus S 4G is the world’s first 4G smart phone to feature a 4” Contour Display and Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread. It also delivers a pure Google experience: unfiltered access to Google mobile services and the latest and greatest Android releases and updates.

Best Buy Mobile has rapidly become a leading destination for mobile technology purchases with the most smart phones under one roof, and an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experience, including Walk Out Working, Happy 24 and Buy Back. Offerings also include a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their devices.

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Anthony Peña
Jason Mason
Jason Mason Nope ,waiting on the EVO 3d
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua Getting sprint in 12 months if at&t does buy off T-Mobile but this won't be my phone I'll wait and see what sprint has in 12 months triple core processor (:,?? Lol
George Li
George Li Fuck no. Besides I'm waiting on CTIA. I may not be on Sprint but since my contract is up, feel free to convince me fellas.
Edward Duarte
Edward Duarte I have a manufactured unlocked Nexus S and no 4 g service on T mobile or AT&T, and that sux. By the way Sprint sux especially when I never received my rebate.
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor @Zach Sprint has the best phones on any carrier, period. You and your iPhone on AT&T's crappy network can go back to looking at these Androids with envy.
De Keelen
De Keelen waiting for the EVO 3d!!!
Jozef Sakac
Jozef Sakac Nope Galaxy 2 dual core speed.
Skylor Mitchell
Skylor Mitchell I'll get it if it comes out sometime in April. If it doesn't, then I'll be getting either the Epic or the Evo Shift.
Vince Gutierrez
Vince Gutierrez Love sprint don't care for samsung and there non existing updates. Waiting on htc. Verizon no reception at work &expensive at & t well there terrible.
Ken Hoey
Ken Hoey No
Keshawn Robinson
Keshawn Robinson It's coming to sprint?????!!!!!!!!!! that us awsome
Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown I think iPhone could beat android hands down and 4g may be a little over rated. It is just the same as 3g except it may go a tiny bit faster! BIG DEAL!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline @Tommy. Probably not for long. I read yesterday how sprint is struggling to compete with AT&T and verizon. That's why T-Mobile got bought by AT&T , Because they were struggling and couldn't compete with the above mentioned carriers. It wouldn't suprise me if sprint gets bought by verizon or another carrier.
Sam Rick
Sam Rick No thanx.last years technology.lame
Danielle Williams
Danielle Williams I have the EVO Shift and I HATE IT!!!!! so yes i will be getting it!!!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Lol sprint and samsung suck. The people that think sprint is awesome don't know any better.look you've got maybe three good phones, The htc Evo and Evo 4G shift and the samsung epic 4G , That one is questionable. Sprint fails.
Christopher Wesley
Christopher Wesley Not sure. Whenever Samsung decides to not have u send your phone in for repair for a stupid screen then sure. Until then nope. HTC evo ftw
John Cruz
John Cruz Yeah Verizon rules
Ryan Lampkin
Ryan Lampkin My girlfriend has an Evo and while it is a great phone, she never really has service and even less 4g reception. My Verizon service is everywhere. I would never go to Sprint just for that fact.
Justin Younki Lee
Justin Younki Lee Nope. First of all sprint sucks, second I have T-Mobile and third I have the awesome phone, Samsung Vibrant
Delvin Davis
Delvin Davis Wat the hell is goim on
Marc Forrest
Marc Forrest When my contact is finished next year I will buy the samsung galaxy s 3 I know it's not out yet but..... I got the normal galaxy s at the moment
Lennes Shaw
Lennes Shaw Nope im going to bounce from tmo back to sprint and into a evo3d
Thaat Blackguy
Thaat Blackguy Only if I can flash to vzw....I just want ffc and gingerbread.
Kyle Ring
Kyle Ring When my contract is up with my samsung intercept I will upgrade
Marcus NinersEmpire
Marcus NinersEmpire HTC & Sprint all day, But Verizon weak sauce dats wat I say
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama HTC Evo 3D FTW!
Alex Godinez
Alex Godinez For all you hating on sprint!! Keep getting ripped off at shitty ATT and Verizon ... EVO!
Rc Cavin
Rc Cavin Hell yeah so I could get rid of this lame ass evo.
Chris Dellamedaglia
Chris Dellamedaglia If I didn't her the optimus s in november most likely
Steve Solomon
Steve Solomon Those saying Sprint sucks don't know any better! I wouldn't mind getting the Nexus but might hold off for the Evo 3D
Ryan DeClue
Ryan DeClue Not impressed. Sticking with my evo
Arnulfo Aviña Torrés
Arnulfo Aviña Torrés No!
Thomas Li
Thomas Li sry for the off-topic... I am using AT&T with Nexus S... wondering will I get the 3G connection once AT&T adapted tmobile's network??
Rickyo ODaniell
Rickyo ODaniell Sprint trully has the only real "unlimited" plan. Verizon and Sprint share all the same towers... So who is the winner? Sprint is my choice and I can see an EVO 3D in my near future!
Kelvin Reid
Jasé Phillip
Jasé Phillip nope I am on AT&T n since they bout tmobile I will be a faithful customer for years to come ...
Tailpipe Scoggins
Tailpipe Scoggins Depends on what is out in Jan of next year. I'd like a phone with the super amoled screen, that is smaller than the evo 4g...maybe sprint will get the xperia play?
Danel Abera
Danel Abera nhaaa i think i would see the EVO 3D lolz i want somthing cool
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Nope happy with my thunderbolt
Pedro Luis Perez
Pedro Luis Perez No... I have the epic 4g...
Paul Christensen
Paul Christensen Had I known t-mobile was going to become at&t, I would have waited and jumped ship.
Justin Ewing
Justin Ewing Staying with my epic better phone
Todd Campbell
Todd Campbell I think so! Waiting for the launch date!
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull Sprint iz gooodd
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull Ill take one each of all the new high end devices plz
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull Hahaha..... u people crack my ass that says sprint suxs!!!
Mark Gittens
Mark Gittens Yeah in 12 months when this att/tmobile goes through and I switch to sprint
Daniel Oates
Daniel Oates Lol at the iPhail comment
Andrew Sellers
Andrew Sellers Naw. Too much money for 4g
Howard Shiffer
Howard Shiffer I've just got the first Evo so I'm locked in for couple of years. Evo and Sprint and good.
Joseph Kitchen
Joseph Kitchen Maybe, but the only thing that I don't like about it is that it diesnt have microsd storage.
Jason Archer
Jason Archer Just got an Epic, so no I won't buy one.
Nick Weiss
Nick Weiss I can't wait. I'm looking forward to a true vanilla Android device
Carlo Cotronea
Carlo Cotronea I wouldn't ever go to sprint or t-mobile. AT&T forever!!!
Frank D. Rosario
Frank D. Rosario no i wont
John Floyd
John Floyd It nice to see this device on Sprint lackluster android line-up but I'm still happy with my evo
Antonio Pagan
Antonio Pagan No EVO 3d
Jordan Harden
Jordan Harden Yea to replacemy aging pre
Danetta Adams Doncer
Danetta Adams Doncer LOL at the Sprint sucks comments. Guess some people like getting overcharged.
Justin Dabney
Justin Dabney Please explain to me in what way sprint sucks, instead of just saying it does.
Jason Phillips
Jason Phillips I already have a 4G device, but NO 4G service. I know I know, why buy a 4G phone and not have the network to back it up...well I love the phone.
Will Gonzalez
Will Gonzalez Sure if I was on the Sprint network but I'm on T-Mobile so I'm happy with my Nexus
Pavel Sapozhnikov
Pavel Sapozhnikov nope
Gilberto Aponte
Gilberto Aponte I have an iPhone, I win.
Bryan White
Bryan White Nope waiting on the evo 3D Sprint rocks
Jennifer DeAlmeida
Jennifer DeAlmeida Depends on if this Google Voice deal will help out with my bill. ;)
Jarred Brandt
Jarred Brandt Nope. It is still a Samsung device. Hopefully Google goes back to HTC for the next, and hopefully all other future Nexus phones.
Shaun Porter
Shaun Porter Since my tmobile situation isnt looking too hot at the moment, im going to take a look at it.......
Mike Carrion
Mike Carrion No dual processor. No.
Julius Mawoussi
Julius Mawoussi No I'm on AT&T.
Carlos Quinones
Carlos Quinones Depends,.i have one on T-mobile. If this AT&T deal ruins my data plan i might sell it and buy the Nexus S on Sprint
Kenny Dillon
Kenny Dillon NO!!! Because I am on VERIZON. Sprint SUCKS!!! LOL
Jake DeLauro
Jake DeLauro nah sprint sucks

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