There have been plenty of speculations about what the next Nexus smartphone will look like. Rumors have hinted that LG is the most likely candidate to bring the said Google phone to the market. And now, we have a glimpse of what seems like the final unit of the LG Nexus, courtesy of a tipster cited by Android and Me. A few hours prior to this revelation, the site broke the news about the same device covered in a shell which was believed to be the prototype of the smartphone. But this one here seems to be the real deal as we can see most of its design on the back and the front. The LG Nexus here seems to follow design elements from the last iteration of the Nexus i.e. the Galaxy Nexus with the three onscreen buttons clearly visible on the front. While some might argue that it’s a waste of display real estate, it signifies the Nexus brand and makes it stand out from the crowd. It would be very interesting to see when Google will announce the smartphone and if there are any other surprises in store for us. For now though, this pretty much confirms the existence of the new LG Nexus smartphone which also goes by the codename Mako.
The smartphone is believed to feature the 1.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip (the first of its kind in a smartphone) along with the Adreno 320 graphics processor and a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display although the exact screen size and resolution is still a mystery. The general opinion in the tech sphere however suggests that most of its specs will be borrowed from the recently announced LG Optimus G. We will have to wait for Google’s official announcement to know more about the rest of its specs though. To comment on the device itself, it looks like some attention has been given to the back of the smartphone. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which was pretty plain on the back, the LG Nexus has a nice texture and some cool looking graphics on it as well. There’s very little information on the materials used in its making. The device is expected to be launched sometime before the end of this month. Let’s hope LG and Google make optimum use of the time in hand and make the launch a success.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 is officially hitting the markets next month with the range of Nokia, HTC and Samsung smartphones. But looking at how things are going, it seems like users will be more excited about the LG Nexus than the WP8 smartphones as Nexus has a bigger and wider following world over. It won’t be wrong to say that some users will be spoilt for choice.