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While Google hasn't officially nodded at the LG Nexus 4's existence, leaks and reports have basically confirmed the existence of the device. Now, ahead of its October 29 unveiling, U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse began prematurely taking pre-orders.
The pre-order page has now been pulled down, although a look at what was on the page through screenshots tells us a lot about the device, including its price and release date.
The LG Nexus 4 will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a display resolution of 1280X768 and Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The Nexus 4 will be running Android 4.2 upon its launch, and have a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. From the looks of it, the Nexus 4 will only have an 8GB model. The phone is described as being 9.1mm thick.
Among the features listed is a 360-degree camera and Gesture Typing. Previous reports have indicated that the rear-facing camera will be 8 megapixels.
The pre-order page showed that the Nexus 4 will be available for free through Vodafone and O2 with contracts starting at £31 per month. Website TheVerge received a picture of Carphone Warehouse's inventory system which listed the SIM-free Nexus 4 at £389.95.
The pre-order page also had a delivery date of October 30. That's merely one day after Google will reveal the handset to the world, and lines up with other reports that the phone should begin rolling out almost immediately after.
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The LG Nexus 4 will surely please Android enthusiasts, since Google-branded devices tend to run stock Android operating systems and receive their updates first. While most of the world is just beginning to receive Android 4.1.1, Google has already pushed out an Android 4.1.2 to its Nexus devices and will be upgrading to Android 4.2 soon.