Sprint’s first 4G LTE smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper 4G LTE are now available for purchase online and in Sprint stores. The Galaxy Nexus offered by Sprint is the same model as offered by Verizon Wireless featuring a 4.65″ 720p Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Nexus runs stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a 5 megapixel camera.
The LG Viper 4G LTE sports a 4″ WVGA NOVA display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on LG’s customer Android overlay.
Both devices support Google’s Wallet mobile payment program, making them the third and fourth such devices on the market to support the NFC client. Any purchase of Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus will include a free $40 credit on Google Wallet just for purchasing the smartphone. That’s on top of the already $10 included with Google Wallet by default. That’s $50 worth of Google Wallet credits, or one full tank of gas these days.
Both devices support Sprint’s upcoming LTE network expected to be operational sometime during the summer months. The first cities planned for Sprint’s LTE network are Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, and Kansas City.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available for $199.99 with a two year agreement, and the LG Viper 4G LTE will cost just $99.99 with its own two-year agreement.