Galaxy Nexus Sprint release and iPhone 4S dilemma

By Alan Ng - Oct 24, 2011

If you thought that the upcoming Galaxy Nexus would be exclusive to Verizon, think again as we have fresh information that the handset could be landing on Sprint as well sometime next month. We bet Sprint customers didn’t expect to see Google’s new superphone on their network.

At the moment, there are no official release dates for the Galaxy Nexus, and with Verizon the only US carrier to confirm official availability for the Galaxy Nexus, it is still very much up in the air as to whether the Galaxy Nexus will release on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint as well.

The chances of the handset landing on Sprint just multiplied considerably, as a image revealed by BriefMobile appears to show a packing list document that states that the Sprint version of the Galaxy Nexus is arriving soon.

However, the authenticity of the document has been called into question since it still lists the Galaxy Nexus as the ‘Nexus Prime’ and has a date of October 17th mentioned, despite the handset being unveiled by Google on October 19th.

If Sprint does get the Galaxy Nexus, it will be very interesting to see what networks their version will support. Many eyebrows were raised when the iPhone 4S was announced for Sprint, but with no 4G WiMAX support. Will the same thing happen with the Galaxy Nexus, more importantly – would you still be willing to purchase a 3G-only Galaxy Nexus?

Until Sprint announces this officially, it’s all speculation of course and who knows, the document mentioned above could be a fake since it’s fairly easily to achieve with some basic photoshop skills. Considering that Google failed to announce solid carriers at their event in Hong Kong, we have a feeling that the Galaxy Nexus could be landing on all major carriers in the US – that would be great for everyone obviously.

Would you prefer the Galaxy Nexus over the iPhone 4S on Sprint, should it become available?

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