Sprint’s LTE Site Outs Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper

Sprint has thrown up a landing page for their upcoming 4G LTE network and it comes with the reveal of two new handsets, whether intentionally or not. Outed were a Sprint version of the Galaxy Nexus and the unannounced LG Viper, a dual-core Android 2.3 smartphone with NFC support. While the specs on the Nexus are old hat, the Viper 4G LTE features a 4.0-inch WVGA display, 5.0MP camera and front-facing camera, and NFC with Google Wallet. A Sprint-ready Galaxy Nexus also means official support for Google Wallet on that device, a controversial subject concerning the launch of the handset on Verizon. Release dates and pricing are not known at this time, but their presence on the LTE launch page suggests these new phones will land concurrently with the next-gen cellular network.

[Sprint via SprintFeed]

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TAGS: LG Viper , LG Viper 4G

  • Bullzeye20

    I need a release date, been waiting since September to upgrade.  I wish I had a nice list of upcoming sprint phones to help make my decision.  

    • gs6456

      I’m in the exact same boat. I was prepared to by the GS2 until I heard about this. Now, I have to wait even longer. This sucks.

      • dlovely

        same here but i’m about to pull the trigger on the GS2 in the next few weeks and get rid of my evo!  played with it at the sprint store and loved it despite being a lower resolution than nexus.  i’m afraid this won’t be out until june which i’m not waiting for…

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UDULQFCLEXI4PRUQGIBNGEWVKQ John

          no no no!  hold out for the G-Nex!  my guess is by mid-March 2012!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UDULQFCLEXI4PRUQGIBNGEWVKQ John

      Sprint G-Nex or Sprint G-Note?

      which would you take?

      • PaulAtreides

        G-Nex, but possibly the Note if it came loaded with ICS.

  • Jmaxku

    So Verizon’s exclusivity seems to be gone.  The longer AT&T waits to release their own version of the Nexus, the more frustrated I become.  I will still pay $300 for the 32 GB version. 

    • Tim242

      Verizon’s exclusivity is not gone. They have a minimum 6 months exclusivity. You won’t see it on other carriers any sooner than June.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UDULQFCLEXI4PRUQGIBNGEWVKQ John

        minimum 6 months?  June?  do you just make this shit up?

        minimum 6 months exclusive on a phone with a 12 month shelf life max?

        come on.

        • Tim242

          I’ve never seen less than 6 months. Sprint got the Pre, Verizon had to wait 6 months to get it. I suppose it could be May, since it was supposed to release in November. Point is, don’t look for it very soon. Besides, Sprint won’t have LTE active in the first 10 markets until June/July.

          Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UDULQFCLEXI4PRUQGIBNGEWVKQ John

            nobody knows nuthin’ – including you.  did you switch to VZW for the G-Nex?

          • Tim242

            I was a Sprint customer for 7 years. Had the OG EVO from release day. I switched to Verizon and got the Thunderbolt, after I realized Sprint’s 4G was going nowhere fast. I love the Thunderbolt, but was ready for a Nexus. Google Wallet is fun to play with. I love the looks on people’s faces when I tap my phone to pay haha. I am glad Sprint is getting this phone. It is awesome, and I want you guys to enjoy it as well. But, it won’t be soon enough.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UDULQFCLEXI4PRUQGIBNGEWVKQ John

            i am betting that we will see the Sprint G-Nex by mid-March 2012.  mark that down MOFOS!!!!!!!!!!

          • Tim242

            I hope so! I just hope you are in one of the 10 markets that will launch in the summer. The phone is great on just 3G…but 4G seals the deal.
            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UDULQFCLEXI4PRUQGIBNGEWVKQ John

            im happy with 3G now.  i rarely use 4G on the EVO.  no need for it and 4G burns the battery.  3G is good enough for now.

          • Tim242

            LTE is much better than wimax. It doesn’t drain the battery quite as fast either

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
            On Jan 9, 2012 5:19 PM, “Disqus”

    • Benjamin Weisholtz

      32GB version is available on Amazon Wireless for $150, as an FYI.

      • Jmaxku

        I only see Verizon’s version listed for $220?

  • http://www.facebook.com/adyogi Aaron Dyogi

    For a recycled phone, viper is pretty alright…. i guess… pretty hard to put any phone next to a nexus tho

  • NYCHitman1


    She looked me dead in the face and said cash or credit.. and I jizzed in my pants

    • Magus2300

      Yay for the Lonely Island.

  • MrDSL

    Sweet by the time I can get the gnex on Sprint it should be a nice 4-6 months old..

    Might as well just bite the $50 cancellation bullet and jump to Verizon.

  • Scott Tompkins

    Here we go again… though cautiously optimistic that Sprint would have to try REALLY hard to botch this launch worse than VZW did.

  • jon757

    If sprint gets lte with unlimited data I’m leaving Verizon in a heartbeat…..2gb of data is not enough for me and it’s expensive as hell…..that is if the lte is good…..u can leave your phone just sitting around on Verizon and it’ll just eat your data up!!!

    • Tim242

      You knew SEVERAL MONTHS in advance that Verizon was going to tier. The date was reported everyshere. There is no excuse to not be on unlimited. By the way, Sprint doesn’t grandfather. That means WHEN they go tiered, you go with them. They just reduced the hotspot and data card plans from unlimited, to 5GB. Guess what? They said, switch, or cancel.

      • BenChase7

        Sprints data cards were never unlimited.. had one since 2003. Only the phone and the phones hotspot’s unlimited.

        • Tim242

          Their 4G data cards and USB dongles were unlimited.

          Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
          On Jan 9, 2012 6:46 PM, “Disqus”

    • Benjamin Weisholtz

      If you’re off contract, VZW if offering double the data for the same price. so resign up and get 4GB for the price of 2GB.
      i recently switch to VZW from sprint for this phone. i don’t regret it one bit. i get 4G LTE coverage almost everywhere i go. having been with sprint for a few years, i am fairly sure it will be a good 5 years before their LTE coverage is even close to where verizon’s is now.

  • Guest

    Wow… Sprint officially supports Google Wallet. Another kick in the throat to Verizon.

    • Tim242

      Where have you been? Sprint has supported Googe Wallet on the Nexus S 4G, for many months now.

  • Kane

    I don’t know why there is a big deal over Google wallet. The pay pass machines at most places are always out of order. This is the same phone no matter what carrier its on.

  • TheWenger

    I’m not regretting switching to Verizon for the Nexus. Sprint will get it in a couple months so it’ll be old news and it’ll have no 4G network to run on for a huge majority of people. The iPhone bogs down the 3G like no other.
    Now in another year or two I can see Sprint being a pretty awesome choice, especially if unlimited data sticks around.

  • Patrick Washington

    No thanks, by the time it actually reaches sprint, there will be another phone out that tops this. Can’t upgrade to something already 6 months old.

    • Josh W

      Its the same cycle everytime nothing comes out soon enough for anyone so just wait another year or 2 even when quad core phones drop in price

      • MrDSL

        Normally I would agree with you but in this case obviously the phone is available for rlease but due to Verizon exclusive its caused it to be delayed even more then normal.

        • Raymond Rodgers

          Don’t forget that unless you live in the three Texas LTE launch cities or Atlanta, GA, you won’t be getting 4G right away.

          • MrDSL

            I’m probably the minority but I only use like 300mb or less a month on avaerage so 4g doesn’t really matter to me.

            Its a battery hog anyway.

    • Guest

      True, but unfortunately none of those phones that top this one will be a Nexus, so you’ll get to sit on whatever OS its released with and deal with a shit-tastic skin for the life of the phone… unless you want to mess with rooting, which thus-far for me has yet to turn up a bug free rom.

  • Damon

    Why are we not getting the 32gb version!?!?

  • http://twitter.com/KnowScott Scott Stafford


  • veccster

    HAHA…you only get 16gb of memory!

    I’ll sit here fat an happy on my unlimited data plan with a 32gb LTE gnex that I’ve had for several weeks now! 

    You can suck on it, Sprint!  Yes, I like to gloat  :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UDULQFCLEXI4PRUQGIBNGEWVKQ John

      keep overpaying VZW every month.

    • Guest

      Except its not unlimited, and if you go over you pay per mb… but you keep dreaming and overpaying.

      • veccster

        actually…it is unlimited.  100% unlimited.  Had my plan for 3years and I’m grandfathered in.

        VZW coverage is worth the higher cost.

  • Josh W

    Ouch…you burned me with ur hot troll breath.

  • Spencer Mead

    Any phone released after January without ICS is pointless IMO

  • james ortiz

    well i know sprint will start charging extra for 4g lte i think i will stay with the nexus s 4g if they do

  • …ima 757boy.

    …GALAXY S3.

    • PaulAtreides


      • ReverseRoxas

        You just ruined it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phillyboi06 Ethan Bailey

    yesssss!! lte in atl! cant wait… it might suck when i travel though 

  • InspectorGadget80

    Guess AT&T wont be able too get the Galaxy Nexus. Im truly sadden. U guys are lucky

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UDULQFCLEXI4PRUQGIBNGEWVKQ John

      yeah but AT&T gets the NOTE!

      • Guest

        Notes far from a nexus

  • chuckles87

    thank you sprint just release it before feb and i will buy that nexus

  • Guest

    I guess T-Mobile isn’t happening :(

  • Larizard

    The Android Google+ page has also announced this as well. 

  • http://Phandroid Pnutt916

    I really wanted this phone but by the time this comes out my Epic Touch will have ICS hopefully, and with the Exynos on board after the ICS update I think the Epic will be just as good!

    • BenChase7

      yea, if you’re in a 4G market, you’re probably right. I’m not, so I’ll pry end up getting a new phone to take advantage of 4G speeds on the new network.