The rumoured LG Nexus 4 is expected be officially unveiled on the 29th of October at Google’s special event in New York. Despite not being officially unveiled yet, Carphone Warehouse has made the handset available for pre-order. If you’re interested in pre-ordering the device, the retailer will deliver the handset to your doorstep on the 30th of October.
It looks like this was a mistake on Carphone warehouse’s part since the page can no longer be viewed. Tariffs were shown on the pre-order page. The cheapest tariff offering the handset for free is with Orange at £31 a month. Sadly, there are no SIM-free or pay as you go options.
According to previous leaks, like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the LG Nexus 4 will run Android in its vanilla form. This means that it will not have custom UIs slapped on top of Android by manufacturers. The pre-order page seems to confirm this.
The pre-order page also reveals that the smartphone will sport a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 768×1280 pixels, which is slightly higher compared to the 720×1280 pixels of resolution on the 4.8-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Other specs include a Qualcomm 1.5GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The LG Nexus 4 is said to be the first Android handset to run Android 4.2 in its vanilla form. Android 4.2 is a minor update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The smartphone will not be the only device to make an appearance at Google’s event. Two other devices are rumoured to be launched. These include the Google Nexus 10 (a 10-inch tablet made by Samsung) and a 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 with 3G support.
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