Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Monday October 29, 2012.
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Though Google and LG were unable to showcase the Nexus 4 at today's press event, the two companies have decided to officially announce the phone anyway.
The LG Nexus 4 is the first Nexus device built by LG, and the manufacturer partnered with Google to make an impression with its hardware. The phone features a 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ touchscreen with a WXGA 1280x768 resolution. The phone has Zerogap Touch that puts the touchscreen and display together, allowing for a thinner device with curved glass edges, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, and 320ppi.
Similar to the LG Optimus G, the Nexus 4 has a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and internal storage methods of 8GB or 16GB. There does not appear to be a microSD slot for additional storage, which may be a dealbreaker for users who consumer a great deal of media and need the extra space. The phone has an 8 megapixel rear camera that takes Photo Sphere images that can take images of multiple directions and capture more angles than standard 2D images.
Google says that the LG Nexus 4 will go on sale November 13 in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. The device will be sold unlocked on Google Play for $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for 16GB. for $349. It will then be sold in retail locations in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East at the end of November.
Other specifications include:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
- Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
- Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
- Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
- Memory: 8GB / 16GB
- RAM: 2GB
- Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
- Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
- Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
- Weight: 139g
- Other: Wireless charging, NFC
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.