LG Nexus 4 appears in a UK retailer’s database, plus more info from XDA

October 10, 2012
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    The closer we get to the official unveiling of the next Nexus, the more leaks and rumors about the device make their way onto the internets. Today, courtesy of Minsk based XDA forum member “4shael”, we now have two additional photos of the handset, plus some specs. In case you haven’t heard by now, the LG Nexus is based off the Optimus G, the company’s latest flagship device. That means it’s going to have a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera. According to the newest information we have, the LG Nexus will have just 8 GB of memory, which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the fact that it also doesn’t have a memory card slot.

    We want to stress that the intel “4shael” provided is based off a prototype. Do you really think Google would be that stupid to sell a flagship device with such a small amount of storage?

    There’s also some new information courtesy of Carphone Warehouse, a UK retailer. Someone who works there sent a photo to The Verge that shows the company’s database has two entries for a device called the LG Nexus 4. One of the entries lists a white model, the other a black model.

    So when exactly is Google going to make this thing official? Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is scheduled to give a talk at an AllThingsD conference at the end of the month. That same conference is where Andy unveiled the Samsung Nexus S. It wouldn’t surprise us if that’s when Google planned to finally make the next Nexus official.

    And what about the other smartphone makers? Rumor has it that there’s going to be another Samsung Nexus, an HTC Nexus, and even a Sony Nexus. Those devices have yet to leak as badly as the LG Nexus, so we’re just as confused as you are about their existence.

    Comments

    • bananafish05

      Seriously, this carphone warehouse needs some better security!

      • Ibrahim Younes

        yeah maybe all need security !! everyone saw iPhone 5 months ago lol

    • mrband

      8GB + no microSD + LG -> never, even with *your* money…

      • alien_x

        Nope! I don’t agree with this. I am not sure about LG but Google can’t be that stupid :P

        • Abir

          well they sure were with the nexus 7, 8gb version werent they? or were they just smart ? so that they could charge 50$ for 8 gb of extra flash which costs hmmm yeah 4-8$ at max on the 16gb version which still is ridiculously low in today’s context

    • http://twitter.com/George_av George av

      lg suck google are making a mistake….. only descent nexus maker is sammy.

    • AndroidBrian

      Is this LTE HSPA+ or what????

      • derekross

        The only leaks so far are HTSP+ versions working on ATT and T-Mobile.

    • tomn1ce

      I hope that this isn’t so. 8GB what is google and LG thinking? Unless google is actually releasing multiple devices, a flagship, a mid range and a low end nexus and this one happens to be the later. I understand it has top notch specs but 8GB of internal storage is crazy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Guillermo-Perez/725938936 Guillermo Perez

      Perhaps the middling specs and the name suggest that there could be an LG Nexus 4, and a flagship HTC Nexus 5, with a 5-inch 1080p screen, bigger battery, quad-core Snapdrago S4 Pro, 64GB of storage, 12 mp rear camera, and 2 mp/1080p front facing camera ;)

    • Evan Wickes

      people need to relax. it’s just a prototype. if u were LG, would u put in 64gb of storage when 8gb works just fine. it’s only for someone to play with & look for bugs. i have a Gnex w/ 32gb & that phone is just about a yr old. i’d like to see 16, 32, & 64gb options, to directly compete against apple, w/ around $40 price increases, unlike apples $100 price increases. i think that will help gain some marketshare esp for people who want tons of storage but w/o much cost.

    • joser116

      They fucked up

    • http://twitter.com/wolfyberry Mladen Vuckovic

      Its cool, and maybe awesome but it still looks like ma’ present GNexus. :-D

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