oday the Nexus 4 has been appears on Carphone Warehouse, the site couldn’t wait until next week and decided to put the next Google purebred droid on pre-order right now, complete with specs, price and delivery date.
These are the specs of LG Nexus 4 that will feature a 4.7″ LCD screen with 768 x 1280, and pawered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. In other words, it’s based on the Optimus G, just as expected.
The camera side is listed as “8+MP”, though it’s really a 8MP camera and not 13MP. It shoots 1080p@30fps video, though you might want to be careful with that as you only get 8GB of non-expandable storage. Yep, unfortunately the rumors were true. This doesn’t mean there won’t be a 16GB version later on, so keep your fingers crossed.
On the connectivity side, the LG Nexus 4 has quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G (no LTE in sight), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.
There’s the question of the OS – the specs page doesn’t seem to be finalized and lists it as both 4.1 and 4.2, but invariably calls it ‘Jelly Bean’. This would mean that the 4.2 update isn’t major and is not Key Lime Pie (as you might remember 2.0 and 2.1 were both Eclair, while 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 were all Honeycomb).
The phone measures 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm and will weigh 139g. and side color it comes in options of black and white, and the talk time is listed at 12 hours. The Optimus G does 15 hours of talk time (we tested it) and since the chipsets are the same, there’s a possibility that the battery on the Nexus 4 will be smaller.
Carphone Warehouse lists deals from Vodafone and O2. You can have the LG Nexus 4 for free on a £31/month 2-year contract (slightly pricier than a Galaxy S III, which currently can be had for free with a £28/month contract). The phones will be delivered on October 30.
To pre-order yours head up on Carphone Warehouse page where it listed below, though it might get pulled down soon.
Update: as expected, the page has been pulled.