Sprint (NYSE:S) and LG Electronics USA have announced that Nexus 5 smartphone will be available from Sprint beginning Friday, Nov. 8.
It comes with a price tag of $149.99 (16GB version) after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement or $18.75 per month with Sprint One Up (excluding taxes).
Nexus 5 by LG will be available in all sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales and Telesales. Customers can pre-order the device beginning today, Nov. 1, by visiting www.sprint.com/nexus5.
Nexus 5 by LG is said to be the first Android 4.4, KitKat, smartphone capable of using the tri-band Sprint 4G LTE network.
Sprint Spark is a unique combination of network technologies, spectrum, capacity and tri-band devices designed to bring customers super-high wireless speeds. Nexus 5 will become tri-band enabled with a software update in early 2014.
Nexus 5 by LG features tri-band 4G LTE, a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and ultra-fast Wi-Fi. At only 4.59 ounces and 0.34-inches thin, it’s claimed to be the most powerful Nexus phone yet.