Google will be hosting an event on October 29th and we are anticipating the launch of LG Nexus 4, Google Nexus 10, a new version of Android (Android 4.2), and the 32GB Nexus 7.
LG Nexus 4 is a very interesting device like all the other Nexus devices. It is said that LG Nexus 4 will be based on LG’s flagship Android device, the LG Optimus G. We have already had few leaked pics and information about the device and now we have some clues from the maker itself. LG’s Product Support page has now listed a device called the LGE960. Yes, what they are pointing as LGE960 is actually the LG Nexus 4 that will be launched in few days. If you go through the product page thoroughly, reading the warranty information on the site reveals that the LG Nexus 4 will go on sale from the Google Play Store. In addition to the Google Play Store reference, the warranty also has some information about contacting the carrier in case of a problem from which we can conclude that the device in question will be offered via a carrier, and for a subsidized price when bundled with a contract.
Talking about the specs of the upcoming LG Nexus 4 or the LGE960, it’s no great secret, in fact we can say that LG Nexus 4 is the worst kept secret of this year. The phone popped up at a well known UK phone retailer Carphone Warehouse, and its legit-looking splash page (which has of course been taken down) contained details about the specs which are congruent with the previously leaked specs.
If the splash page of Carphone Warehouse are to be believed, the Nexus 4 will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon CPU running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 2 gig of RAM, NFC, an 8-megapixel camera and a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display. Further detailed specs list it as being 9.1mm thick. The big screen which the device is roughly of the same size as the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X handsets, but with substantially higher pixel density, so this device should be a better media device and the user should be able to watch videos in better detail.
We loved the specs at the first look, but what we didn’t like is that according to Carphone Warehouse, the device will be offered only in 8 gig trim, and like most of the Nexus devices out there, this one won’t be housing a microSD card slot, so there is no way you can be increasing the memory space should you need more, which is very disappointing, but let’s not forget the fact that the device hasn’t been launched yet and Google may also launch 16 gig variant of LG Nexus 4.
The LGE960 is expected to run Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie out of the box. What are your thoughts on this device? Are you craving to own one? Let us know in the comment section below.