The well-leaked LG Nexus 4 has been leaked once more, and this time with some official trappings. The leak comes via UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, who are well known in this day and internet age not for selling carphones but instead for providing leaks of new products from their inventory system and posting pre-order pages ahead of schedule. This time, they’ve provided both ahead of Google’s Nexus event on the 29th of October.
The specifications match up with what’s been leaked before – we’ve got a 4.7″ screen at a resolution of 1280 x 768, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor running at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera and support for NFC. Like many other Nexus devices, the Nexus 4 is short on storage with only 8 GB of memory on-board.
The phone runs Google’s next release of their Android operating system, 4.2, which is expected to be named Key Lime Pie or some other name that begins with a K in following their alphabetical dessert naming structure. One new feature of the OS which we haven’t heard before is ‘Gesture Typing’, which sounds awfully similar to Swpe. It is described as allowing you to type by “dragging your finger across the screen from letter to letter.”
The Nexus 4 will be available for free if you’re on a contract of at least £31 per month, while the ever-present inventory stealth shot shows that the phone will cost £389.95 sim-free, considerably less than what the previous Nexus phone, Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, was sold for in November last year. We also learn that there will be two colours available, Black and White. The phone is listed as being delivered on October 30th, just one day after Google’s Nexus event.
While Carphone Warehouse have since taken down the pre-order page, I think we can be pretty confident that the LG Nexus 4 will arrive as leaked and predicted at Google’s event on the 29th. Be sure to tune into your favourite tech site (I’ll be on The Verge) for a live blog of the event, or on YouTube to watch Google’s stream.
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