After the recent iPhone 5 release by Apple Inc., its time now for Google to hit back by coming out with an obviously much powerful smartphone and its November, 29, 2012 and Google is all here with its latest smartphone release named as Google Nexus 4, designed by Google and device by LG Electronics. Many of them doubted the credibility of LGE against Samsung’s as Google chose LG this time for coming out with the latest Nexus smartphone.
This LG Nexus 4 is a HSPA+ phone and not an LTE phone unfortunately, but not to worry as this one comes with a host of other features which we have summed up in a table below,
|Parameter||Google Nexus 4 by LGE|
|Release Date||November 13, 2012|
|Firmware OS||Android 4.2|
|Screen Size / Display Type||4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus with 1280 x 768 pixels|
|Dimensions||133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm|
|Processor||1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor|
|Storage options||8GB / 16GB|
|Camera||1.3 MP Front Facing,8MP Rear Camera|
|Ports||3.5mm audio jack, Charger / USB/ Slim Port Port,|
|Battery||2100 mAhTalk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours|
|SIM Type||Micro SIM|
|Price||$299 for 8GB / $349 for 16GB|
Google Nexus 4 by LG will be available in Black color. Starting November 13, you can buy this latest masterpiece from Google from Google PLAY Store. Initially, Nexus 4 by Google – LGE device will only be retailing in US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan countries but in coming days we can expect more countries to be added in the list.
Update on October, 29, 2012: Now, this will Kill all the rumors about the LG Nexus 4 which Google will release very shortly. Unfortunately, due to Cyclone which has hit the United States, Monday’s event has been cancelled. Though there is no exact date on by when there will be an Official release, we managed to get the Instruction Manual which you can download the same as this consists all the specifications of LG Nexus 4.
Update: The Carphone Warehouse website has listed the LG Nexus 4 device, and revealed most of the information of the device. One of the noticeable specification is the Android 4.2 OS with which it would be launched. And what was being rumored around was almost true because the specs show that the Nexus 4 is going to have a 4.7-inch touchscreen and a Quad Core Snapdragon S4 processor supported by a 2GB RAM.
The dimensions of the LG Nexus 4 would be 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm and it is going to carry an 8-megapixel camera and the internal memory of the device would be 8GB. For the monthly contract price of 31 pounds, you would have to pay nothing upfront to get this device through O2 and Vodafone in UK. If you opt not to go with the contract, the SIM free version of the Nexus 4 would be available for the price of £389.95. The official launch date is going to be October 29th, and we will find something interesting, if anything apart from the specs we shared, on the same day.
Oct 15th, 2012
A bit of data from Google Picasa album has revealed about the latest LG Nexus 4 device, which as coded as the E960 by the company, and this is the remodeled version of the LG Optimus G device, whose revealing was done by the Belarusian site Onliner. The pictures uploaded on Google Picasa usually have a list of information when the EXIF data is checked, and that is where the model was shown as Nexus 4.
The entry of the LG E960 was no more a rumor till the recent time, but what now is being almost confirmed is that the E960 would be called as the LG Nexus 4. Although whatever the leaked pics are being shown could be totally faked by editing them, but it was not the first time the name Nexus 4 has come into existence. The final confirmation could be done only when the Korean manufacturer LG would launch it into the market, and the date being rumored is 29th October.
The LG E960 is going to have a Quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM and a hefty display of 4.7-inch size and the screen resolution would be 1280 x 768 pixels. There was a round of rumor claiming that the device would come into the market with the next version of Android, i.e. Android 4.2 version but as of now the leaked pics showed the Android 4.1.2 version, but there is quite some time for the device to be launched and it could come in with the 4.2 till then.
Something attractive on the device was the back panel, and even the comparison shot between the Apple iPhone 5 and the LG Nexus 4, where the display of the LG’s upcoming device looked solid and better compared to the iPhone. The back panel has got the tiny dots just something like the Windows screensaver having horizontal and vertical shooting dots.
We haven’t got any details or rumored specifications about the Nexus 4, and there isn’t any confirmation whether it would be the same processor that was in talks, but the screen size of 4.7-inches is confirmed based on the pictures itself. When the name Nexus gets included, it supposedly should be something to do with Google rather than LG totally, but let’s wait to see what comes out in the end.