The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was expected to be the first Sprint LTE smartphone but since then we’ve been hearing rumors that the HTC One X would instead take that title and arrive mid-April.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus & Samsung Galaxy S3 headed for a collision course on Sprint (rumor)
This of course shouldn’t be much of a surprise given that HTC has been known to be ‘first’ when it comes to adopting 4G in US markets. They held the title with the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint as well as the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon, and don’t look to be giving up that title with Sprint’s first 4G LTE phone.
However if this does come into fruition, it would mean that we may only see the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus roll in late April / early May. This of course doesn’t tie in well with a recent announcement from Samsung where they stated that they were considering moving forward the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 from May to April. Reports hint that Samsung plans a global launch for its popular Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, following Apple’s footsteps when it comes to launching a new iPhone. In the past, the Samsung Galaxy S3 had a somewhat scattered release pattern, with the Galaxy S2 only arriving in the US six months after its launch in Asia.
So if the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus do end up launching within weeks from one another, there is strong likelihood that the Galaxy S3 will overshadow the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which has been criticized for its somewhat outdated GPU and disappointing camera. And with the Samsung Galaxy S3 tipped to be launching with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded and 4G LTE, the Galaxy Nexus may not have any aces in hand next month.