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Confirming our suspicion that Sprint's variant of the Galaxy Nexus would be available on the 22nd, a pre-order page has gone live at Sprint.com, allowing customers to reserve Samsung's first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered device for just $199 with a two-year agreement.

What's more, the Now Network's pre-order page suggests that customers who buy early may just get their hands on a Galaxy Nexus sooner than expected:

Order online today, we’ll charge your card for your phone today and we’ll do our best to get it to you before others get a glimpse on Sunday, April 22.

As another added bonus, those who activate a Google Wallet account within a week of getting their Nexus will get a $10 instant credit, and an additional $40 credit "within two weeks."

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In case you've forgotten why Sprint's version of the Galaxy Nexus is exciting, here are some of its specs:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.65" Super AMOLED display at 720x1280 (that's ~316 ppi)
  • 32GB Internal storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.2GHz Dual-core processor
  • 1850mAh battery

If you're a Sprint customer who's been patiently awaiting your chance at a Galaxy Nexus, just head over to Sprint's pre-order page here. Those interested can see Sprint's full press release below.

Sprint Continues 4G LTE Momentum with Launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung on April 22 for $199.99

Pre-order begins today at www.sprint.com/nexus

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 16, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE:S) , the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, continues its 4G LTE launch momentum with the launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, its first Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, smartphone with 4G LTE capability. It boasts a Pure Google experience, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ contour display and dual cameras enabling video chat.

Galaxy Nexus will be available in Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com) beginning on Sunday, April 22, for $199.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Pre-order begins today at www.sprint.com/nexus. Customers who pre-order Galaxy Nexus will begin receiving their devices as early as Friday, April 20 – two days before the device goes on sale – while supplies last.

Galaxy Nexus on Sprint also features Google Wallet™, turning the smartphone into a wallet using Near Field Communication (NFC) to make safe purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers. As an extra bonus, Sprint customers who activate a Google Wallet account within a week of activation of their Galaxy Nexus will receive a $10 instant credit on their Google Wallet account and an additional $40 credit within three weeks2.

“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 or throttling.”

Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a leading global mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States3, Galaxy Nexus pairs the beauty of Samsung hardware with a Pure Google experience. It is built on Android, 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. Simple layouts with subtle animations and delightful flourishes make everything feel alive. The home screen, web browser, email and everything in between have been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful and beyond smart.

Galaxy Nexus has a full-featured 5-megapixel camera with automatic focus and 1080p video capture, top-notch, low-light performance and zero shutter lag. Open it right from the lock screen and fire off a photo instantly. Snapping several photos is quicker than the blink of an eye, and single-motion panoramic mode lets the user take beautiful panorama pictures with Galaxy Nexus.

Additional key features include:

· Face Unlock: Galaxy Nexus introduces a new, fun way to unlock the phone – with a smile. State-of-the-art facial recognition technology lets the user switch on their phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe.

· Android Beam™: Share contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions and apps – just by touching two NFC-enabled Android phones back to back – tap to beam what’s on the phone to a friend.

· Google+™ Hangouts: Video chat with a group of up to 10 friends using the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, all on the go.

· A 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a brilliant 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour display with 1280x720 resolution.

· Google Play™: With more than 500,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies, Google Play has something for everyone.

· Google Wallet: Turn the smartphone into a wallet using NFC to make safe, secure purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers.

· Google Voice™ makes people’s lives easier by providing one phone number to use for the rest of their life. Easily manage up to six devices with one Sprint phone number, use intelligent call routing and advanced call controls like call screening, blocking and recording, and online management of SMS, voicemail and call logs at www.google.com/voice.

Galaxy Nexus customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. 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 $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $40 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB web, or $10 per month savings versus Verizon’s 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB web.

Sprint recently announced Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio are expected to have 4G LTE and enhanced 3G service in mid-year 2012. The anticipated launch of these large metropolitan areas demonstrates the continued commitment by Sprint to invest in its network through Network Vision. Sprint customers in these areas will soon enjoy ultra-fast data speeds and improved 3G voice quality. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Sorian

    I signed up for the Phone Freedom promo Best Buy had back in Feb. for $50 gift card if I buy a new phone via them by Dec.

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/02/06/best-buy-introduces-phone-freedom-gives-up-a-50-gift-card-if-you-register-before-february-12/ 

    • http://profiles.google.com/pbooker117 Phillip Booker

      Add that with the $50 in Google Wallet and you can essentially get the phone for $100

    • Seth Daniel

      I did too!  I'm hoping to see a Best Buy preorder page soon so I can get my Galaxy Nexus for $100 after all is said and done.

    • Joemsf

      Original Evo owners can get $100 trade in ($50 by gift card) value as well!

      • Stiggy

        Woah really? I might actually give them my business for something now. Might pick up an S3 there hopefully in the near future. 

  • JamTime

    Would you be able to pre order it full price without a new 2 year plan?

  • Ray

    I'm glad they have an official date for this, now... Samsung will be compelled to release the SGSIII specs before people go grab one of these.

  • Robert Oliveira

    Don't forget that as soon as this phone drops for general availability on April 22, it probably won't be long before @amazonwireless:twitter has it available at a discounted price. They've done pretty good with the Verizon version. ;)

  • Jaymoon

    Sold!

    EDIT: The confirmation email says this about delivery:

    "...Orders will start moving Thursday, April 19; your tracking status will not change until April 19 or April 20..."

    Usually Sprint uses 2-Day, but overnight would be a welcome change! :)

  • mackermedia

    Thoughts on this compared to the new EVO heading to Sprint?

  • Stiggy

    I was thinking about swapping my Evo 3d for this but I don't know now with S3 hopefully getting closer and closer. I'm tired of HTC after buying a current gen phone that doesn't even perform like one. 

    • Jaymoon

      I hope you are a very patient person...  Even if Samsung announces the S3 in May, when is it going to actually get to Sprint?  September?  October even?

  • Flight13

    I currently have the Evo 4G and would like to upgrade to this but my data speeds dropped to an average of 0.15mbps 2 months ago. Sprint says as long as I can connect, there are no issues. I ran a speedtest on one of the phones at a local store and it got the same speed so unfortunately I don't think upgrading will fix it.

  • http://twitter.com/myleslynch Myles Lynch

    I just got the Epic4G Touch on Saturday @ Bestbuy. Looks like I'm returning it and ordering this :) Gotta say the E4GT is a pretty sweet phone but I really want the ICS. Does anyone know if you can order this at a Sprint store? Or is it going to be sold @sprint stores on the 22nd?

  • Mr.highway

    Wow, they are releasing that in my birthday, oh the irony.

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    I wonder if they are going to fix the call dropping/muting/distortions and weak signal issues for Sprint?
    I love the device but will these issues persist across carriers?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JLBWNICHXBOU2TLUSJEMNX437Y Wojtek

    You can get the Galaxy Nexus for only $49.99 at Amazon and wirefly, which kind of puts a damper on the Sprint release in my opinion

    http://phone-fanatic.com/phones/11-Samsung-Galaxy-Nexus#tab-deals 

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