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.