Sprint plans to launch the 4G LTE network by mid-year. The launch, however, will happen in only six cities, reported the company chief financial officer Joe Euteneuer. With Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X and a probable launch of the next iPhone, the Sprint release line looks healthy and enviable.

Check out the list of smartphones expected to be launched on this carrier in 2012.

Galaxy Nexus: Verizon's premier Android device Galaxy Nexus is likely to be launched on Sprint on April 15. The Galaxy Nexus with Android's latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 4.65 HD Super AMOLED display, 32 GB internal memory, Near Field Communication technology along with the latest Sprint 4G LTE support, will become the best player in the smartphone market. The phone also sports some great apps such as Face Unlock, Android Beam, Voice and data tracking to keep from going over on your data plan.

HTC One X: HTC, which stole the show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February with its stunning collection of Android phones like HTC One X, HTC One S and HTC One V, will soon release the best of the lot - the One X on Sprint.

April 4 will be the day when HTC One X will officially run on Sprint's network, according to AndroidAuthority.

The Sprint version of the One X will not have the same specs as its international model. While the international model comes with a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, the Sprint version of the HTC One X will sport a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. The phone will also boast of a 4.7-inch HD screen with 1280 x 720 resolution, Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 32GB of internal storage, 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and 1.3MP front camera.

HTC One X will have Beats Audio, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, document viewer/editor, voice memo/dial/commands and predictive text input.

iPhone 5: The phone is rumored and so is its launch on this carrier. But if rumors are to be believed, this latest Apple smartphone might appear on Sprint alongside AT&T and Verizon.

In a recent event, Sprint announced that the company will offer free 4G LTE support to a potential future Apple Inc (AAPL) iPhone. Euteneuer, however, declined to say if Apple had any such iPhone planned.

The rumored next generation iPhone is expected to have 3.7 to 4.0 inches Quantum Dot LED curved glass edge-to-edge display. The phone will be powered by fast 1.2-to-1.5 GHz quad-core A6 chip, with probably 1GB or more of RAM. The phone is also anticipated to run on iOS 6, a new operating system that Apple will launch (again a rumor!) at the WorldWide Developers Conference in June.

The next iPhone is also speculated to come with a 3D camera, better battery as well as a wireless charging facility.

LG Viper

Powered by Android and built with recyclable materials, this LTE smartphone is eco-friendly and fiercely fast, says Sprint. LG Viper, which is one of the first LTE-enabled smartphones for Sprint, will run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and will be powered by 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

The phone will sport a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen and a 5 MP primary camera and a front-facing VGA camera. Additional features will include Near Field Communication and Google Wallet.