We’re sure many of you are still fawning over the LG Nexus 4 and its incredible price, especially considering the goodies that it packs inside. Speaking of specs, and looking at the phone’s manual, you may have noticed that the Nexus 4 comes with a SlimPort-enabled microUSB port. Wondering what exactly does it do? This is where Analogix Semiconductor comes into the equation.
The SlimPort allows you to tether the Nexus 4 to the big screen. Aside from the standard content mirroring, it also does Full HD and 3D media sharing. Another thing that sets it apart from MHL is that the DisplayPort-based solution simultaneously charges your smartphone’s battery during playback.
Though Google’s Nexus 4 won’t be out until November 13, Analogix has released the first of many SlimPort accessories for the phone. The SP1002 HDMI adapter is already out now on Amazon US and Europe for $30. Analogix will release the HDTV cable, VGA adapter, and HDMI/VGA combo adapter next month.
If you prefer to go wireless, there’s always the Miracast route.
Analogix Releases SlimPort Accessories for Google Nexus 4 Smartphones
SlimPort accessories connect Nexus 4 smartphones to any display
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:09 am PDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Analogix Semiconductor, the market leader in enabling DisplayPort solutions, announced that Google Nexus 4 compatible SlimPort accessories are now available for consumer purchase at Amazon.com in North America and Europe. The Nexus 4 smartphones built by LG Mobile Communications and SlimPort accessories seamlessly connect to any HDTV, monitor and projector as well as provide simultaneous connectivity to the phone’s power source.
“Whether enjoying games, photos and videos your way or presenting to a large audience, SlimPort accessories add endless value to your smartphone,” said Andre Bouwer, Vice President of Marketing for Analogix Semiconductor. “With robust camera technology, innovative apps like Google Now and Google Play running on Android 4.2, the Nexus 4 will hold it all. And when combined with SlimPort accessories you can use it all, wherever you go, on any screen, without running out of battery.”
SlimPort accessories maximize the battery life, while also providing the option to charge the mobile device when in use on the auxiliary screen. Now Nexus 4 smartphones can enjoy Full-HD and 3D media sharing without interruption on a larger display with up to 8 channels of audio.
Analogix will be releasing a total of four supporting SlimPort cables and adapters with connectivity through all display standards – HDMI, VGA, DVI and DisplayPort. The first in the series, model SP1002, is immediately available in both the US and Europe on Amazon for $29.99 (USD). Soon, it will be rolled out to the other parts of the world.
For more information about SlimPort devices and accessories, the benefits of such solutions, where to buy and more, visit http://www.slimportconnect.com.
About Analogix Semiconductor
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. designs and manufactures semiconductors for the digital multimedia market, from portable devices such as smart phones to high-end graphics cards and large, high-definition displays. Analogix is the market leader in providing end-to-end interface connectivity semiconductor solutions for DisplayPort, including the SlimPort family of products. For more information visit www.analogix.com or follow us on Twitter @Analogix.
Analogix and SlimPort are trademarks or registered trademarks of Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
How does it charge the phone? Is the hdmi port on TVs able to output power?
There is also a female micro USB on the dongle – one of the other news sites has a pic of the adaptor.
Gotcha – no different from MHL then. Thanks.
Slimport has everything needed for PCIe x1 except some with balls to implement it.
Why did they miss such great oportunity to incorporate an ideal interface for actually extending the phone outside crammed body ?