First unveiled last March, Sprint has finally revealed the official Google Nexus S 4G super phone release date. It’s going to be launched on May 8 and it will be available online and all Sprint-authorized resellers. Sprint is offering the Nexus S 4G for $199.99 bundled with a new 2-year service contract. You can compare this with T-Mobile Dual-Core LG G2X Android Phone for comparison of their specs, features and prices so you can determine which smartphone appeals to you more.
The new Google Nexus S 4G is the first Google Nexus S handset that’s compatible with Sprint’s blazing fast 4G network. While it still doesn’t feature a dual-core processor like the LG G2X, this phone still packs a powerful 1 GHz Cortex A8 Samsung Hummingbird processor. Thankfully, Sprint will be shipping the Nexus S 4G pre-installed with the latest Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread instead of the older 2.2 Froyo.
I know some of you will dismiss the Nexus S 4G as old, nowadays the in thing is dual-core powered smartphones but please do take time to consider buying this phone. It’s got 512MB of RAM for fast multi-tasking duty and the huge 16GB iNAND built-in flash storage is comparable to the iPhone 4’s cheapest model.
I’m also glad that Google decided to give the Nexus S 4G two cameras, one rear-facing is 5 megapixel and its capable of recording 720p HD videos using the popular H.264 MPEG4 format. This rear camera has autofocus and a flash helps when shooting pictures in dark areas. The other camera is a front-facing with VGA resolution that’s perfect for video calling using Fring or other Android apps.
Aside from having 4G, the Nexus S 4G also comes with regular 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Assisted GPS and industry-leading Near Field Communication or NFC connectivity! It’s also nice to see this phone’s got a micro USB 2.0 port, HDMI, and 3.5mm audio jack. The 1500 mAh bundled battery seems a bit lacking though. Knowing that the Android OS is a power-drainer, it would have been nice to see a larger capacity battery.
To be honest, I won’t be lining up to buy the Nexus S 4G because I prefer to own the LG Optimus 2X (that’s the LG G2X, in case you didn’t know). But if you are a Google fanatic, then by all means go and pleasure yourself with this new 4G Android phone.