Sprint announces more Google Wallet phones

The US carrier has revealed it will be adding two further NFC phones to its line up, the Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper, and more are on their way.

LG Viper
LG VIPER: NFC handset is "capable of providing Google Wallet," says Sprint

US mobile network operator Sprint has announced it will be adding two 4G NFC phones to its range, to compliment its existing 4G version of the Nexus S, currently the only phone to provide official support for Google Wallet.

The new devices are the Samsung-built Google Galaxy Nexus and a new NFC handset, the LG Viper.

The eco-friendly LG Viper 4G runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and boasts a 4-inch 800 by 480 pixel screen, 1.2GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front facing camera. The phone includes NFC hardware and, says Sprint, is “capable of providing Google Wallet”.

Both handsets are due to be introduced in 2012 with prices to be announced closer to each product’s release date.

The carrier now also plans to include NFC in all its LTE smartphones, except for low-end devices, Trevor Van Norman, Sprint’s director of consumer product marketing, told Light Reading at the CES show last week. Sprint will receive a cut from Google for coupons or Google Offers redeemed via Google Wallet, he added.

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