The LG Nexus 4 is quickly becoming this month’s worst kept secret in the mobile space. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen it leaked more times than any other upcoming device. And since we’re getting ever closer to its unveiling event scheduled for October 29, the leaks are intensifying, believe it or not.
Today we get a supposed press render of the smartphone, and once more its specs. The source, @evleaks, has been pretty reliable in the past, so there’s no reason for us to doubt this info.
The LG Nexus 4 name has been ‘confirmed’ again too. The superphone will come with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 processor, a 4.7-inch 1280×768 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of storage space, and a 2,100 mAh battery. The Nexus 4 will run a version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean codenamed MR1, and it will be 9.1 mm thin and will weigh 139 grams.
The 8 GB of storage version is interesting, since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus had nothing below 16 GB. So maybe this will be a lower-cost edition, priced very competitively (think $299-ish) in order to persuade American consumers to try something other than the classic long-term carrier contract. We also assume that this or both storage versions of the Nexus 4 will come with extended space on Google Drive. Those who purchase Chromebooks get 100 GB, so we expect something like that to happen here too, to help Google dismiss the perception that there’s simply too little space inside these things (and remember, this being a Nexus, it won’t have a microSD card slot for expansion).
Ten days remaining until the announcement (and maybe even until the day you’ll be able to buy one). Start counting down, will you?
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