A WiMAX-enabled version of the Samsung Nexus S is on the way from Sprint, and it’s going to debut in less than a week. This smartphone is one of the few with Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), plus it has a range of other high-end features.
T-Mobile has been the exclusive provider of this model since it debuted late last year, but Sprint is going to become the second carrier offering the Nexus S on Sunday, May 8. Sprint’s price is going to be $200 with a two-year service contract –T-Mobile’s price is the same.
Preview of the Samsung Nexus S 4G
The “Nexus” name indicates that this model is the one Google recommends developers use. it’s not the most advanced device available, though. There are other models with dual-core processors; larger, higher-resolution displays; and more storage.
The Nexus S has a bar shape with a 4-inch, WVGA (800 x 480), Super AM-OLED touchscreen. In an unusual touch, this display curves slightly to fit against the user’s face when making a call.
This device runs the latest version of the Android OS for smartphones on a 1GHz Samsung processor. It uses a “pure” version of the operating system, without a customized user interface overlay. Naturally, it comes with the standard suite of Android software for communication, entertainment, and productivity.
The Samsung Nexus S also has a front-facing video camera for video conferencing, as well as a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. It also has 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, but no microSD memory card slot.