Google is expected to lift the lid on the LG Nexus 4 (a new Nexus smartphone) on the 29th of October in New York. Despite the phone not being official at the moment, Carphone Warehouse has put the phone up for pre-order before its official launch. According to the retailer, if you pre-order the device, it will be delivered to you on the 30th of October.
It seems someone at Carphone Warehouse was quick to jump the gun on this one, since the pre-order page can no longer be seen. When the page went live, customers could browse through tariffs. The most affordable tariff that will allow you to get your hands on the phone for free is £31 per month with Orange. Unfortunately, there’s no option to purchase the phone on pay as you go or SIM-free.
Previous reports claimed that the LG Nexus 4 would run an unadulterated version of Android just like previous Nexus smartphone such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This means it will not run manufacturer-specific UIs made to run on top of Google’s operating system. Carphone Warehouse confirmed this on their page.
The page also revealed the LG Nexus 4’s specs. It is said to pack a 4.7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 768×1280 pixels. This means that videos and photos will be sharper compared to the 4.8-inch screen on the Samsung Galaxy S3, which has a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phone is also said to sport an 8-megapixel primary camera and Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor.
The LG Nexus 4 is expected to be the first smartphone to run Android 4.2, a minor update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Are you dying to get more information on the LG Nexus 4? Can’t wait to get your hands on the handset? We’ll keep you posted once more information pops up about the handset.