Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile to carry Samsung Galaxy S5

Both of Sprint's prepaid channels are expected to offer the flagship device in the second quarter.

Both of Sprint's prepaid arms will soon carry the Samsung Galaxy S5. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile have thrown their names into the Samsung Galaxy S5 hat.

The two prepaid Sprint brands on Friday announced intentions to carry the flagship device in the second quarter of the year. Neither carrier was ready to disclose a price or specific date; however, the handset will be compatible with Sprint's Spark LTE network.

Historically, high profile devices such as the Galaxy S series take a few months to trickle down to the prepaid brands. But, given the early press announcement, we might be optimistic that the Galaxy S5 bucks the trend and arrives in short order.

There are roughly six weeks to go before the Samsung Galaxy S5 touches down at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, and U.S. Cellular. In other words, sufficient time for Sprint to keep plugging away at the tri-band LTE Spark network.

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