By Stephen Schenck | April 1, 2011 5:07 PM
Google’s Nexus S 4G on Sprint may be, for all intents and purposes, the same as the 3G version currently available on T-Mobile, but just swapping out the phone’s radio for a new WiMAX-capable model has the potential to reinvigorate interest in the smartphone. Whether you’ve been bitten by the 4G bug and crave higher speeds, or Sprint just has better service in your area than T-Mobile, there are undoubtedly plenty of you out there anxiously awaiting Google’s next model. If we’re to believe the screenshot that leaked today (and of all the days to judge what’s legit and what’s a hoax, this has got to be the worst), the Nexus S 4G may be going up for sale on April 18.
Best Buy will align with Sprint as the exclusive retail partner for the Nexus S 4G, just as it did with T-Mobile for the original Nexus S. The original has seen a price drop down to $99, and the new model will take its old spot at around $200 on-contract.
This news of a date comes from an image apparently prepared as an in-house promotion tool, encouraging sales associates to familiarize themselves with the phone in preparation for the start of sales. We’ll cut it some slack as it clearly wasn’t created for an outside audience, but the slipshod manner in which it was put together, with the Samsung logo overlapping nearby borders, doesn’t scream “official, reliable information”. We’ll definitely be looking for confirmation on this one.
Besides the Nexus S 4G launch date, this image marks the first we’ve heard of the Samsung Replenish. For now, your guess is as good as ours.
Source: Android Central