The Sprint Nexus S 4G has been spotted at the CTIA 2011 trade show by contributors to the technology blog Android Community.
According to the tech blog, there is hardly any difference between the T-Mobile Nexus S and the newer Sprint Nexus S 4G, apart from a few minor details which could go unnoticed by the untrained eye.
The new Sprint Nexus S 4G comes with changes in SIM card placement and is slightly heavier than the original Nexus S on T-Mobile, though it is not yet clear why.
On removing the back cover of the two devices, the difference in SIM card placement is noticeable. In the T-Mobile Nexus S the SIM card is located right next to the battery and is visible, while in the Spring Nexus S 4G the SIM has disappeared beneath the battery pack.
The Samsung Nexus S 4G is the first 4G device to come with Android 2.3 pre-installed. The device comes with the same features that are available on the Nexus S including a 4-inch AMOLED screen, 16GB on-board storage, 5MP camera, VGA front facing camera and support for NFC technology.
The Sprint Nexus S 4G will be the first phone to come with fully integrated Google Voice functionality.
The phone is likely to be revealed in greater detail later this week, but for the time being some initial pictures can be