Google Nexus 4 by LG Official — Android 4.2, 8GB/16GB, 4.7-Inch HD IPS+

Filed under News by Adam on October 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Google Nexus 4 by LG

The Nexus 4 is now official, folks. We’re not sure if LG meant to send out the press release below, but it was sent out nonetheless. The device features a 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ display with a 1280×768 pixel resolution, Gorilla Glass 2, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, wireless charging, and Android 4.2.

Availability has been announced for a number of countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, and Australia. It’s available in two editions— 8GB and 16 GB— with HSPA+ support. It’ll come unlocked from Google’s online Nexus store as soon as November 13th. You can check out the pre-order page here.

Release Information

  • November 13th on Google Play
  • 8GB (unlocked) version for $299
  • 16GB (unlocked) version for $349
  • T-Mobile USA version for $199
    • With two-year contract
    • November 14th release date in stores and on T-Mobile website
Full Specifications

  • 4.7″ diagonal
  • 1280 x 768 pixel resolution (320 ppi)
  • Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass 2
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 Pro
  • 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
  • 139g
  • 8 MP (main)
  • 1.3 MP (front)
  • Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
  • GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • HSPA+ 21
  • 8 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Micro USB
  • SlimPort HDMI
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wireless charging
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Bluetooth
  • 2,100 mAh Lithium polymer
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Microphone
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • GPS


Sleek, New Smartphone Combines LG’s Best-in-Class Hardware with the Best of Google
SEOUL, Oct. 30, 2012 – Designed collaboratively by LG and Google, Nexus 4, the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up from Google, was announced today for avail-ability starting next month in select markets. With a sophisticated hardware design from LG, your favorite Google Apps, and the latest version of Android™, Nexus 4 puts the best of Google in the palm of your hand.“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 Ru-bin, 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.”Capture and share your world
Nexus 4 comes with a high-performance 8MP camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images, letting you capture every detail of the world around you. Up, down and all around you, it’s like no camera you’ve ever seen; with Nexus 4, you can snap pictures in every direction that come together into incredible, immersive Photo Spheres that put you right inside the scene. Plus, photos upload themselves with Instant Upload so you’ll never lose a shot.All of this comes to life with stunning clarity and crisp, natural color on the vibrant 1280-by-768 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display supported by Zerogap Touch technol-ogy. Gently curved glass edges allow your finger to slide smoothly on and off the 320ppi screen, while cutting edge display technology means you feel like you’re touch-ing every pixel, protected by scratch resistant Corning? Gorilla? Glass 2.Built for speed
Nexus 4 comes with a cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor, so you’ve got speed and power to spare. Zip around the web, experience rich 3D graphics and gameplay, and effortlessly switch between multiple apps without ever missing a beat. With 2GB of RAM and the fastest version of Android ever, Nexus 4 is the snappi-est Nexus smartphone yet.

Information at your fingertips
Nexus 4 comes with the latest Google apps, putting the best of Google in the palm of your hand. The latest version of Google Now is built-in, which keeps you even more organized – get reminders about upcoming flights, restaurant reservations, hotel confir-mations and even nearby photo opportunities – when and where you need them.

Get to the places you care about quickly and easily with Google Maps™ for Android. With turn-by-turn GPS navigation, live traffic info, and integrated driving, walking and public transit directions, getting from A to B has never been easier. 3D Maps and rich satellite imagery give you a more realistic sense of what’s around you while features like Street View and Indoor Maps make sure you always know what’s in front of you.

Nexus 4 is sold unlocked and is GSM/HSPA+ compatible so it will operate on more than 200 network providers worldwide. Just pop in a supported SIM card and be up and running in no time. It will be available to purchase in both an 8GB version and a 16GB version on Google Play™ starting November 13 in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.

Key specifications
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
• Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
• Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
• Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
• Memory: 8GB / 16GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
• Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
• Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
• Weight: 139g
• Other: Wireless charging, NFC


4 responses to “Google Nexus 4 by LG Official — Android 4.2, 8GB/16GB, 4.7-Inch HD IPS+”

  1. somedude13 says:

    I like the price points of $299 for the 8GB and $349 for the 16GB!

  2. Noel says:

    For that price i will take two pls…just kidding ofcuz. Say what u may, myself included abt the missing specs like more int memory, SD card slot and removable batteries…for the price no one should complain. The specs are top of the line..1.5GHz quad core S4 pro, 2GB RAM, 4.7″ IPS+ 720p screen, 8MP rear cam, 2100mAh (tho not removable), 16GB int storage (would have preferred 32GB + SD card but for this price it is ok), Android 4.2 JB, wireless charging. So the $299/8GB and $349/16GB price for the unlocked N4 is oh so very SWEEEEEEEEET.

  3. Sam Sullivan says:

    Google is doing great things. This is the second step to getting less carrier power in the US, which is a MUCH needed thing (the first step was Apple whipping AT&T to stay out of interfering with the OS years ago, but no one followed suit). I can’t wait for carriers here to lose subsidized pricing models and retail prices to go down.

  4. Chairman says:

    price is killer !
    there we go shitty iPhone