Samsung Nexus S 4G Release on Sprint: One Step Closer

We’ve spoken about the Samsung Nexus S 4G from Google handset coming to Sprint on a few occasions now and this upgrade to the Nexus S but giving it 4G capabilities has a lot of people talking. We also told about Best Buy pre-order availability for this smartphone, which will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has fully integrated Google Voice. Now we have heard the release looks a step closer with news that the handset has just been cleared by the FCC.

Although there is still no firm release date available with a vague ‘spring’ being the best we’ve heard, this is a good sign for those waiting for the Nexus S 4G. Donald Melanson over on Engadget, sourced from Sprint (cached), tells us how the smartphone turned up at the FCC with the model number SPH-D720, which was the number given when it originally turned up on Sprint’s website, before it was mysteriously removed.

As a brief recap on specs we can tell you the Nexus S 4G has a 1GHz processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED Contour display, 5-megapixel rear camera, front webcam, NFC capability and the price is $199.99 on a two-year contract. Contract-less it will set you back around $670. As we thought, the FCC tests confirm a Sprint WiMAX-compatible radio. Over on Android Community, James Deruvo points out that the Samsung Nexus S 4G also looks likely to come to other carriers and is rumored to be coming to AT&T.

Are you waiting for the Samsung Nexus S 4G? What has made you want to wait for this Android smartphone rather than others on the market such as the Atrix 4G or the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic? Let us know with your comments.

  • travis

    Apple suck. Want the pure google experience. Faster updates. Just as speedy as any phone out there right now. That is why I am waiting for it.

  • B V

    Android is definitely the way to go. No pre-installed crap and 3rd party software is a huge plus. Should have amazing battery life, and NFC payments!!