The LG Nexus 4 (right) side by side with an iPhone 5 (left). (Photo : tech.online.by)
Google is expected to announce a new Nexus phone with LG at the upcoming AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference at the end of October. But as usual, it looks like the product has been leaked ahead of time, and will be called the LG Nexus 4.
Online Belarus website Onliner, via CNET, claimed to have gotten their hands on an LG Nexus 4, and even posted pictures as evidence - some of them side by side with Apple's iPhone 5. The new Google phone looks extremely similar to the LG Optimus G, and even the specs are eerily similar.
The LG Nexus 4 will come with a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 768X1280 pixels. The Nexus 4 also sports a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor and 2GB RAM. Unlike the LG Optimus G and contrary to some rumors, the Nexus 4 will come with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Onliner is also reporting that the Nexus 4 will come with 8GB internal storage.
The new Google-LG smartphone will also run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - a recent release by Google to improve some bugs in Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Android 4.1.2 also allows users to active landscape mode in their homepages among a few other new nifty features. For more on what Android 4.1.2 brings to the table, see what it does to the Nexus 7 tablet.
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Also, keep in mind, that since this is a Google-branded phone, you can bet it will always be first in line to receive those Android updates.
The LG Nexus 4 is the latest in a series of Google partnerships aimed at bringing quality Android devices to the market to combat Apple. Google worked with Samsung on bringing out the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, and is rumored to be working with the South Korean-based company on a 10-inch high-end Nexus tablet. Google also released the Nexus 7 tablet with Asus earlier this year to much success. Let's hope the LG Nexus 4 continues that streak.