Hold onto your hats folks, cause shizzle just got real! Rumors of a Nexus 4 device coming from LG have been in full swing lately, and although we have seen some leaked photos and possible specs floating around, we are now confident enough to go out on a limb and confirm that the device you’re looking at is indeed the Nexus 4. Onliner, a respectable and well known Belarusian tech blog, not only got tons of amazing crystal clear photos of the device, they also got the specs for it, and some hands on time as well. UPDATE: I've been contacted by an anonymous tipster in regards to this device, and although he doesn't deny that this could be a Nexus device, he also informed me of a few things that have certainly made me think. More info at the bottom of the article.
Before we have a look at the photos from Onliner, lets briefly look at some specs for the Nexus 4 (dubbed as LG E960):
- Quad core Snapdragon S4 Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage (seriously??)
- 4.7 inch 1280 x 768 display
- Runs Android 4.1.2 (with 4.2 update possible before announcement)
While you might feel that I’m being a bit too bold using the word “confirm”, have a look at these pics from Onliner, and then let me know if you think someone really went through so much effort to fake this device:
Nice looking phone right? I think it looks great, and that could be because of the fact that it looks extremely similiar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus! Here’s a quick side by side so you can see what I mean:
Whoops! Granted, the back of this device looks better, and the silver lining around the display looks good, but the LG Nexus 4 device does indeed have some Galaxy Nexus written all over it when it comes to design. We can’t confirm whether the device has a microsd slot or not, but if this entire 8GB internal memory hooplah is true, it DAMN WELL BETTER have expandable memory!
So everyone who was sick and tired of only Samsung getting Nexus phones...here ya go! The question remains...will we also see more Nexus phones this year?
The Nexus 4 is expected to be announced on October 29th. No details on availability or pricing yet.
What do you guys think of the LG Nexus 4? Do you like it? Any chance Samsung will sue of LG over it? Do you plan on buying it, or will you wait to see if other OEMs follow suit with their own Nexus devices?
Let me know what you think in the comments below!
UPDATE: I've been contacted by an anonymous tipster in regards to this device, and although he doesn't deny that this could be a Nexus device, he also informed me of a few things that have certainly made me think. He's recently discovered multiple logs in and around CA, in regards to Nexus devices, and while his logs have turned up info about Occam (a Motorola device) he couldn't confirm LG E960. Also, Nexus devices normally have "Google" branding on the back, not the "With Google" that's branded on this device. This could naturally be due to the fact that multiple OEMs might release Nexus phones this year, but it certainly is food for thought.
More details to come as we receive them.
Source: Android and Me