After posing for an official picture, and being leaked through a GLBenchMark, the Nexus 4 has now made its way to pre-orders on a noted retailer’s website. Apart from the listing, there are a few revelations about the handset. When Google takes the stage to announce it at the Android event, this handset will probably face the case of been there, seen that.
From the listing, we can see that the handset will feature a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. As this handset is based on the LG Optimus G, these specifications are similar as the one’s found on LG’s flagship handset. The smartphone comes equipped with a 4.7-inch LCD touchscreen that sports a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. The handset apparently features only 8GB of onboard storage and not 16GB as believed earlier. However, this could be a listing of the 8GB model and Google could in fact announce a 16GB version as well. The handset does not come with expandable storage as well, so like the previous generations, this handset will be devoid of a microSD card slot.
As far as connectivity goes, the handset will feature 2G quad band and tri band 3G with no LTE capabilities. The handset also features Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. The Nexus 4 is listed as having an 8+ MP camera. It is more likely to be an 8MP camera and a front-facing one. The rear camera also has Autofocus, LED flash, Touch focus, geo-tagging and face detection capabilities. The primary camera can record video in 1080p and the listing states that these capabilities are ideal for making mini movies on the go, and now devices can capture DVD-like or even HD quality video clips.
Listing on a retail website
As for the operating system, there is a matter of confusion here as the retailer has listed the handset to run on Android 4.2 in the heading while in the specifications of the device, the handset appears to run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. This could be an error on the part of the retailer as the handset is expected to launch running the next operating system.
In a recent report it was noted that Nexus 4 will indeed be running on Android v4.2, confirming the operating system the handset will run on. A related report by GSMArena stated that he LG Nexus 4, under the codename Mako, has surfaced in the GLBenchmark scoreboard, securing itself a top 4 place, just behind the Pantech Vega IM-A850, Asus PadFone 2 and the Xiaomi MI-2. All of these, like the Nexus 4, are featuring a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with the Adreno 320 GPU. The published information on the GLBenchmark website cites Android 4.2 as the OS running on the Nexus 4, which all but confirms the next Nexus will come with it out of box.
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