An LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus may be hitting Sprint in a couple weeks.
According to a leaked document that is reported to be an internal communication in Sam’s Club, a product called “Galaxy Nexus LTE” will be available in all stores on Sunday, April 22.
This is in line with previous reports about the phone making its way to the new carrier. It is currently available on Verizon.
The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
The Galaxy Nexus, which Google had an active role in developing and is currently the only phone that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), is only available on Verizon at the moment.
However, the Nexus brand is known for being carrier agnostic, and with Sprint now launching its own LTE network just like Verizon, the switch shouldn’t be too difficult from a manufacturing perspective.
Another important factor about Sprint is that it’s the only carrier that supports Google Wallet. The Galaxy Nexus is an NFC-enabled phone, which means it has the technological power to use Google Wallet.
But Verizon has refused to allow the mobile payment platform on its phones because it is part of a joint venture that is creating a Google Wallet competitor, Isis.
So making its flagship NFC phone available on a carrier that actually supports Google’s full NFC functionality makes complete sense.