Designed by LG and Google, Nexus 4, the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up from Google, was announced today for availability starting next month in select markets. Nexus 4 comes with a sophisticated hardware design from LG, Google Apps, and the latest version of Android, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
“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 Com-munications 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 Rubin, 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.”
Nexus 4 comes with a high-performance 8MP camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images, letting users capture every detail of the world around them.
The new curved glass edges, 1280-by-768 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display supported by Zerogap Touch technology supports the 320ppi screen, protected by scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
This new smartphone also supports wireless charging and NFC for contactless services such a mobile wallet and file transfer. Nexus 4 measures 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm and weighs just 139g.
Nexus 4 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait processor and 2GB of RAM and 8 GB or 16 GB storage. The 2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery (embedded) provides up to 15.3 hours talk time or 390 hours stand-by.
Nexus 4 is sold unlocked and is GSM/HSPA+ compatible so it will operate on more than 200 network providers worldwide. It will be available to purchase on Google Play starting 13th November in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia.
Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.