Just a thought. Is it relevant to hold an event any longer to launch a new device? Almost everyone who really cares gets to know all the required information about the new device before hand anyway, thanks to a dozen of leaks and ‘unintended’ slip ups. And the magnitude of the leaks seems to be only growing with every new product. Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 launch events hardly had anything new to tell or show us. The same was the case with the iPhone 5, but this time around we knew everything or at least could predict what was to be expected to the smallest of details. The story is repeating itself with the Google’s new flagship phone. We knew a long time back that the new Nexus smartphone would come from LG and would be based on the LG Optimus G and would be called Nexus 4.
We are perhaps just days away from the official launch (Google canceled today’s event due to Hurricane Sandy) and once again we know quite a lot about the Nexus 4 smartphone. First there was the accidental advertising of Nexus 4 by UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. Fresh images were leaked by evleaks via twitter, the same account which leaked images of the Windows Phone 8 Lumia phones and now fresh leaks have arisen, courtesy of LG Australia, which has released product pages, including the device manual.
So, here is what we know about Nexus 4 so far. The new Google/LG smartphone will sport a 4.7-inch HD Gorilla Glass Display, with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Since pixel density is a huge thing these days, here is what the Nexus 4 screen packs – 320 ppi. At its heart will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, accompanied by 2GB of RAM. An 8 megapixel primary camera and a 1.3 megapixel webcam, 360-degree camera, which we suspect is a panoramic image capture feature. Near Field Communication (NFC) as expected. 8GB of internal memory is expected, with no provision for expansion via microSD, which is a downer, while the existence of a 16GB model still remains unclear. The device measure 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm, packing a 2100 mAh battery. And last but not the least. The leaked manual from Australia has revealed wireless charging (like the new Lumia phones) feature, making it clear that wireless Charging is set to become a mainstream feature, just like virtual assistants and NFC are now.
Finally, Nexus 4 will most definitely come pre-installed with Android 4.2, with new features such as provision for creating multiple accounts. Nexus 4 is expected to come for £31 per month with an O2 contract in the U.K and just the phone for £389.95.