The Nexus S 4G is headed to the Sprint network. The phone made by Samsung Telecommunications America sports Google Voice integration and Android 2.3/Gingerbread.
T-Mobile USA offers the Nexus S, also built by Samsung, but this marks the first CDMA version of the device.
No firm date was given for its arrival at Sprint, other than “this spring.” The device takes advantage of services enabled by Google Voice integration built into the Sprint network. Sprint and Google say the new integrated Google Voice feature will be available soon to all Sprint CDMA phones; it allows customers to set their existing Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number, so there’s no porting involved.
The Nexus S 4G is powered by a 1GHz Samsung application processor that produces 3D-link graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content along with a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). Of course, the phone has Samsung’s Super AMOLED touchscreen.
Other features include 3G/4G mobile hot spot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. It also comes with near field communication (NFC).
The Nexus S 4G from Google will mark Sprint’s fourth 4G phone. It will be priced at $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade. Nexus S 4G requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones.