An unexpected Sprint ad popped up on CNET’s website today featuring none other than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a smartphone that’s currently only available in unlocked HSPA+ and Verizon LTE versions. Even stranger is that it clearly mentions that it’s 4G LTE-equipped, not 4G WiMax, and sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Could a Sprint Galaxy Nexus be on the menu for an early preview at CES 2012? It’s possible, but it’s still unclear at this point.
One thing we do know is that Sprint won’t have their first batch of 4G LTE markets ready until mid-2012, so a CES unveiling may be a bit premature. We previously postulated that Sprint could announce an LTE Galaxy Nexus at CTIA 2012 in May instead, which would make a lot more sense. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more.