The France-based publication, Le Figaro, claims that LG and Google will announce the next-gen Nexus smartphone on October 29th, quoting trusted sources. We are talking about LG Nexus 4, a smartphone that made the headlines over the past couple of weeks, after some pics and technical specifications leaked.
The month of October will be pretty interesting, with a Microsoft conference where Windows 8 will be officially launched, an event for the debut of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones and a rumored Apple event for iPad Mini.
“Sources close to the company” are saying that LG Nexus 4 or LG Optimus Nexus G, will hit the US stores mid November. The same established French publication says that the next-generation Google dev phone, will be underpinned by LG Optimus G’s hardware platform, thus we might receive a smartphone with a 4.7-inch HD display, 2 GB of RAM and a quad-core processor member of the Snapdragon tribe, manufactured by Qualcomm.
Each day brings new LG Nexus 4 leaked pics and details. Today we get to talk about the smartphone’s release date and a couple of leaked pics you can see in the gallery below.
Some of LG Nexus 4’s technical specifications leaked along with the two pictures and they seem to confirm what we already knew. The next Google Nexus will have a display with a resolution of 1,184 x 768 pixels and a pixel density of 320 ppi, a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz helped by an Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage (without miroSD card support).
Reports are indicating that LG Nexus 4 will run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and that it will sport an 8 megapixel camera.
The round front panel is a reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, or GNex how the cool guys like to call it. Personally, I refuse to believe that LG Nexus 4 will come with only 8 GB of internal storage and no microSD support. Galaxy Nexus brought 16 GB of storage, so this will be a huge step behind.
Three or four huge apps or games will be enough to bring the “Low space” notification on the device. I just can’t understand LG’s logic: they fitted a quad-core processor, most likely S4 Pro + Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, HD display and… 8 GB for apps and stuff. Let’s hope that the leaks are not accurate.
There are two bother aspects of LG Nexus 4. On one hand is the insufficient internal storage with no microSD card support. On the other hand, its the back lid that looks a bit too glossy. Anyway, this might not be the final shape of the smartphone, so Google and LG might decide to change the look of the new Nexus.
The design, as a whole, fits the line introduced by Galaxy Nexus: a tall device with rounded corners and a buttonless front panel. Now all we can do is wait and see whether the rumors will be confirmed. I have a hunch that this moment is just around the corner, considering the large amount of leaks that have hit the web lately.