The other South Korean electronics major LG will now have its share of limelight. Google has partnered with LG to bring out the latter’s first Nexus device. The Nexus 4, which is based on the LG Optimus G smartphone is the latest and the most powerful smartphone offering a pure Android experience. Operating on Google’s latest Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean and powered by Qualcomm’s quad core Snapdragon S4 processor the Nexus 4 will be available in 8GB and 16GB variants.
“LG is proud and excited to play this role in helping build the latest Nexus smart-phone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Users will be delighted by the perfectly balanced combination of form and function with the latest generation of Android.”
“This is the first time we collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device,” said Andy Ru-bin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google. “They brought an extraordinary amount of talent to the project, and the result is a feature-packed device that feels great in your hand, and blazingly fast under the hood.”
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
- Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
- Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
- Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
- Memory: 8GB / 16GB
- RAM: 2GB
- Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
- Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
- Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
- Weight: 139g
- Other: Wireless charging, NFC
Google will start providing the LG Nexus 4 smartphones starting from November 13 on Google Play Store in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. The phone will be available offline in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East by the end of November.
The 8GB and the 16GB models will cost $299 and $349 respectively and for $199 and a 2-year contract with T-Mobile.