The speculations about a new Google Nexus phone are likely to cease as CNET has confirmed with sources close to the matter that the new member from Google’s Nexus lineup will be out by this month end, with LG’s latest Optimus G handset.
This information comes immediately after MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien report regarding the specifications of that the yet-to-be-named LG Nexus device. The new Nexus’ spec sheet isn’t just an improvisation over of the Optimus G’s, though.
Believing the report that O’Brien fed the media, the smartphone offers a 8GB or 16 GB internal memory, devoid of any micro SD slot. It’s not yet over folks, the phone has a wireless charging capability lacks a removable battery. This definitely came as a surprise as almost all the android devices have a micro SD slot and a removable battery, but wireless charging may ease the shock a bit.
Here’s the list of the features this phone bags in-
- Android 4.2 *name yet to announce*
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 4.7-inch ,1280×768 True-HD IPS screen
- No capacitive keys (all on-screen like the Galaxy Nexus)
- Non-removable battery (to retain overall device thinness)
- No microSD slot (like the Galaxy Nexus)
- 8GB or 16GB internal storage
- Wireless charging.
- 8MP camera.
There’s some evidence that Samsung (who has worked with Google on Nexus hardware twice now) is busy putting together a follow-up to its revered Galaxy Nexus, and former hardware partner HTC may be working on a 5-inch Nexus-branded device of its own.
Whatever may be the rival’s game plan, a Nexus-branded collaboration with Google is a big thing for LG, who is yet to create a proper market space for its own compared to the successful journey of Samsung or HTC in the smartphone market.