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Tuesday April 26, 2011 1:12 pm
Nexus S 4G launches May 8 on Sprint for $199
The Samsung Nexus S 4G will be available from Sprint starting May 8, the carrier announced this morning.
Users can snap up the Android-based smartphone for $199.99 with a two-year contract in Sprint retails store, online, and at Best Buy.
Sprint and Samsung first announced plans for the Nexus S 4G in late March; it's Sprint's first pure-Google Android phone and the first stock Android phone with WiMAX.
The phone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a 1-GHz processor. It features a 4-inch Super AMOLED 480-by-800 touch-screen display, a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with camcorder and flash, and a front-facing VGA camera. The Nexus S 4G is Bluetooth-enabled, has stereo speakers, and a media player with 3.5mm stereo headset jack.
Sprint said the phone features a curved design that provides "a more comfortable look and feel," as well as a screen that "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."
The Nexus S 4G will also feature near-field communication (NFC) technology so consumers can use their phones to make purchases. It has a 3G/4G mobile hotspot capability that supports up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices. When on 4G, the device supports peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps (3.1 Mbps on 3G) and peak upload speeds of 1Mbps (600Kbps-1.4Mbps on 3G), Sprint said.
The smartphone weighs 4.62 ounces and has 16GB of internal memory.
The Nexus S 4G will also include access to Google Voice, which Sprint said will let users manage up to six devices with one phone number. The Android phone also includes the standard Google services like Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Calendar, Voice Actions, and YouTube.
This article, written by Chloe Albanesius, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.
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