Sprint seems to be busy with its announcements today, and the latest comes in the form of an unassuming-looking advert on CNet. Ordinarily, a US carrier announcing yet another carrier-specific version of the same device isn't big news, but what's interesting about the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is that it notes the inclusion of a 1.5 GHz SoC. 

Both the GSM/WCDMA Galaxy Nexus (yajku) and the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus (mysid) are currently based on a TI OMAP4460 SoC with a CPU clock of 1.2 GHz. Of course, OMAP4460's adveritsed maximum clock has always been 1.5 GHz. No doubt, Sprint has chosen to opt for the maximum OMAP4460 clocks for its very own Galaxy Nexus variant, which will also include CDMA and LTE. It will be interesting to see what the Sprint variant pegs its SGX 540 clock at as well, considering how (best I can tell) the current Galaxy Nexus variants put it at 307 MHz, and not the 384 MHz advertised maximum of the OMAP4460. We'll be paying attention to the Sprint variant and update if anything else emerges.

Source: CNet

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  • djc208 - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    So this effectively confirms that sprint WiMax is dead, its also interesting because sprint will be selling a phone for a network it doesn't currently have.

    I have been a long time sprint customer but I'm honestly wondering what benefit they have any more.
  • Brian Klug - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    Sprint actually worked out a deal with Clearwire to keep WiMAX working through 2015 a while back.

  • djc208 - Friday, January 6, 2012 - link

    Sure, but if you don't have WiMax now, you're not going to get it - ever. The deal keeps the WiMax network alive but there's no money for expansion, that's all going to LTE.

    So I have no hope of getting 4G through Sprint on WiMax, and with them starting over on LTE, I probably won't have that anytime soon either. Meanwhile Verizon LTE is already in my area. I try to support the underdog but Sprint is just not making it easy any more.
  • EnerJi - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    So it'll get even WORSE battery life than the Verizon LTE version? No thanks, Personally, still waiting for the the unlocked HSPA+ version to show up for a reasonable price in the US.
  • legoman666 - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/4/2681633/good-deal... You missed your chance.
  • dagamer34 - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    You do realize that modern phone CPUs are able to downclock themselves when not in use right?
  • V-Money - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    I know what you mean, I'm still holding onto my Nexus one on T-Mobile. I was waiting for the nexus prime to upgrade, but it was only released on Verizon so I still have to wait a little longer. On the bright side, I installed ICS on my phone yesterday and its been working great so far (except the camera), so that should pacify me until its finally released.
  • Araemo - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    Well, assuming you're correct about a simple multiplier switch (or whatever, same silicon)..

    1.2Ghz is 80% of 1.5Ghz
    307 Mhz is 79.95% of 384 Mhz.

    So, if they're all based on the same base clock and multipliers, that seems like a good bet that both will get boosted.
  • Brian Klug - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    That's an interesting point - the scaling makes sense then.

    If you check out the link above ( https://github.com/supercurio/android-omap-tuna/bl... ) I point to the PowerVR driver .h file, where it just gets defined here:

    "#define SYS_SGX_CLOCK_SPEED 307200000"

  • staticx57 - Thursday, January 5, 2012 - link

    Why would everything else in that driver be defined for an OMAP4430 if the Verizon/GSM uses an OMAP 4460?

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