LG Nexus 4 With Android 4.2 Has A Starting Price Of $299


LG Nexus 4 With Android 4.2 Has A Starting Price Of $299

After many weeks of rumors and information leaked more or less accidentally, Google has announced the new LG Nexus 4, the smartphone co-developed by the Mountain View-based company and LG.

The technical specifications of LG Nexus 4 are similar to those that made the headlines over the past few weeks, after the smartphone was closely reviewed by a Belorussian publication.

LG Nexus 4 is indeed based on LG Optimus G, the flagship smartphone of the South Korean manufacturer. The smartphone’s name has nothing to do with the display size, as it happens with the Nexus tablets, but rather indicates that we are dealing with the fourth generation of Google Nexus smartphones.

Nexus 4 bets on a display with a diagonal of 4.7-inches built using True HD IPS Plus technology, it has a resolution of 768 x 1,280 pixels (an aspect ratio of 15:9) and a pixel density of 318 ppi.

The hardware platform is underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. LG Nexus 4 comes with 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, but, unfortunately, the two companies decided not to provide a microSD card slot.

Surprisingly enough, LG Nexus 4 doesn’t come with support for 4G LTE networks, so you will have to be pleased with download speeds of up to 43 Mbps thanks to the DC-HSDPA technology, plus, of course, WiFi connections. It’s worth mentioning that Nexus 4 comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

The camera unit available on LG Nexus 4 has a n 8 megapixel sensor and allows the user to record full HD videos, providing features like autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection or Photo Sphere, a new type of panorama that allows you to take pictures in all directions (up, down, left, right).

A new major premiere in the Android ecosystem is the wireless recharging, a feature that was recently introduced by Nokia on its new Lumia terminals running on Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s mobile operating system. The Nexus 4′s battery has 2,100 mAh, and, according to the official claims, the flagship smartphone is capable of 390 hours of standby and a bit over 15 hours of talktime.

LG Nexus 4 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, the new version of Google’s operating system. Since it’s a smartphone developed under Google’s protective wing, Nexus 4′s ace up the sleeve is that it will be the first smartphone to receive the updates to the upcoming software versions.

The market launch of the new LG Nexus 4 in North America and Western Europe is scheduled for November 13th. The smartphone will be available for $299, while the 16 GB model will be priced $349, contract free.

LG Nexus 4 is the fourth smartphone launched under the Nexus brand, and LG has became the fourth phone maker to develop such terminals for the US-based search engine giant. The first Nexus dev phone was Nexus One, launched by HTC in January 2010, followed by Google’s collaboration with Samsung, which resulted into Nexus S (launched in December 2010) and Galaxy Nexus unveiled in October 2010 alongside with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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