An LG India executive has spilled the beans on the Nexus 4, a rumoured upcoming Nexus smartphone. The exec said that Google will be lifting the lid on the new handset on its event on the 29th of October (Monday).
Speaking to IBNLive.com, Amit Gujral, head of mobile product planning at LG India, said, “Google will unveil the LG Nexus on 29 October and the phone will be available in the Indian markets by the end of November.”
Sadly, he failed to mention if the device would be landing in the UK, or any other area for that matter.
Aside from confirming its arrival in India, Gujral also mentioned a few of the handset’s specs. He says that the device will sport a 4.7-inch touchscreen and a 1.5GHz processor. Furthermore, he says that the device will run Android 4.2.
This lines up with previous leaks of the phone’s specs. According to past reports, the Nexus 4 will sport a 720p display and 2GB of RAM. Its specs are said to be based on the quad-core LG Optimus G, but look more like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Android 4.2 is said to be a minor update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Although we can’t confirm this at the moment, we’re expecting to hear more about Android 4.2 on Google’s launch towards the end of the month.
On the event, aside from the LG Nexus 4, Google is expected to unveil 2 more devices, if leaks and reports of an internal Google video are to be believed. One device is a 10-inch tablet made by Samsung codenamed the Mantra. It is said to be renamed to the Google Nexus 10 upon launch. The other device is a 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 with 3G support.
Interested to know more on the LG Nexus 4? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
It looks like Korean firm LG will be launching another quad-core mobile device other than the Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus Vu. It will be launching their new flagship the Optimus G soon.
In an official press release, LG revealed that their new flagship will sport Qualcomm’s first quad-core processor with LTE support (Snapdragon S4 Pro). Other specs include a 4.7-inch HD-IPS LCD with a resolution of 768×1280 pixels, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording at 30fps, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G/LTE connectivity, and a 2100mAh battery.
Although Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has debuted on the Google Nexus 7 and has rolled out to a few devices, the Optimus G will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). We’re hoping Jelly Bean will roll out to the device soon after its release.
The Optimus G is set to launch in Korea in between the end of September and the start of October. Its global launch will soon follow towards the end of the year. Unfortunately, no price tag has been mentioned.
Want to know when you can get your hands on the LG Optimus G? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
A report by SamMobile suggests that the Galaxy Nexus GT-192690 will be slightly better than the original Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The site has gotten their hands on information that claims the new Nexus will sport a more powerful 1.5GHz dual-core A9 processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The Nexus S’ successor sports a 1.2 GHz dual-core A9 processor, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Other rumours claim LG will manufacture the new Nexus, while others claim Google-owned Motorola will be in charge of creating the rumoured device.
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