Ladies and gentlemen, it’s over. The leaks can (thankfully) stop now. The LG Nexus 4 has been made official by Google and LG, and it’s everything we already knew it was.
Seriously. All of the specs that were leaked at one point or another were accurate. The smartphone has a 4.7-inch 1280×768 True HD IPS+ touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 2, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of storage space, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, HSPA+ support (no LTE), wireless charging, NFC, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Furthermore, the Nexus 4 will run Android 4.2 – which is in fact still called Jelly Bean. So do expect it to be a minor revision of the OS indeed.
The Nexus 4′s dimensions are 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm and it weighs 139 grams.
It will become available online via the Google Play Store on November 13 in the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, and Australia. Availability outside of the Play Store will start to happen at the end of November in Europe, Central and South America, Asia, CIS, and the Middle East.
The 8 GB Nexus 4 will be sold for just $299, and the 16 GB version will go for $349. These are prices for unlocked units, of course. With that in mind, the pricing is undoubtedly incredibly aggressive – the cheapest version matching what some carriers are charging for high-end devices with two-year contracts! And even compared to the ‘standard’ $199 pricing for good smartphones, paying just $100 more compared to thousands of dollars over two years instantly seems like a no-brainer.
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