We have already written a lot about the next Nexus phone that will be manufactured by the South Korean technology titan, LG. Rumors have hinted that LG will be the next manufacturer of Nexus smartphone, and previously, folks from androidandme.com received a firsthand report from a credible source confirming the rumor.
Now we have more information on the device. A Belarus based website has posted images of a device which it claims to be the much anticipated LG Nexus 4. The website, Onliner (translate), released pictures of the LG Nexus 4 in order to prove that they have indeed got their hands on a working prototype of the device. We already know that the upcoming Nexus 4 from LG is based on LG’s powerful Android flagship device, the LG Optimus G. Looking at the images, the device does look a bit like the flagship Optimus G, but there are some substantial changes, so we can say that they don’t look exactly the same. According to the information posted by Onliner, the device will be powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2 gig of RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera. A large 4.7 inch touchscreen will take care of the display department.
Previously, a site named MoDaCo had posted hardware specs of the upcoming Nexus device, and they also claimed that device will be based on Optimus G, but won’t be similar to Optimus G in terms of look. Below are the specs posted by MoDaCo:
• quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip
• 2GB of RAM
• 768 x 1280 True-HD IPS display
• on-screen keys
• 8-megapixel camera
• 8GB and 16GB versions
• internal storage will NOT be expandable via microSD
• non-removable battery
• wireless charging
The specs that Onliner claimed today are in line with previous rumors of Nexus 4, which is a good thing. Besides, the pictures which the site has posted look pretty convincing. One of the rumors surrounding this new device was that the device when launched would be the first handset to run Android 4.2, the upcoming version of Android that is slated to be released soon, but according to Onliner, the device which they got their hands on, or the LG E960, was running Android 4.1.2 instead of Android 4.2 that it is rumored to run, although that could change before the device’s rumored October 29th launch date.
It is certain that LG Nexus 4 does exist, in fact this device could be seen as one of the worst kept secrets in the mobile industry. Yesterday, the device in question appeared in U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse’s inventory system. Going by the looks, the design itself is subtle. LG seem to have given attention to minor details like the back cover which has a nice graphical texture on it.
The Nexus program has created a lot of buzz, and looking at the demand that Nexus 7, a 7 inch tablet device manufactured by ASUS in collaboration with Google, managed to attract, LG Nexus 4 is certainly going to be sold like crazy. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know using the comment form below.