After the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released, the next Google Nexus flagship device remained a mystery to the tech world. Nearly all the mystery and gossip surrounding the device has now washed away. The overseas Belarusian blog Onliner sent shock waves across the world few days back by publishing a preliminary review of the prototype smartphone- LG Nexus 4, the E960. To further shock, it also published the clearest photos yet with a 360 degree view of the new flagship Android device. It should be noted that this is a review of a production/prototype unit, and not the final product or software. However, this review clears doubts regarding the existence of the device and gives a superficial view of how it actually is. Here we present the key points from the review:
It mounts a 4.7-inch IPS display with 1280 x 768 resolution, 8 megapixel camera, 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with an Adreno 320 GPU, backed by 2 GB RAM and only 8 GB of storage capacity (disappoints as its half of what most phones offer).
The design is nearly identical to the Galaxy Nexus made by Samsung, and is loosely based on LG Optimus G. Just like the galaxy Nexus, it has on-screen buttons and a hidden LED notification light on the phone’s chin.
There are some material changes like chrome buttons and a smooth, patterned back plate which is smooth and scratch resistant. There is also a micro SIM card tray on the left edge of the phone. This is necessary as the cover cannot be removed to switch the battery out.
Have a look at few snapshots of the 360 degree view provided by the website.
There were a few software glitches, but that isn’t surprising as the prototype unit would not be running the final version of Google’s Android software. It is expected to see it running the Android 4.2 OS when it releases.
Have a look at few of the camera samples they published. The image is pretty sharp and the detail seems good. Never the less, the final devise would sure take better pictures than this.
Even after having a look at this much rumored phone, there are still plenty of doubts surrounding it. It’s not perfectly clear whether this is the only next Nexus device or one of many as suggested by rumors. French newspaper- Le Figaro recently reported that the “LG Nexus 4” will be announced on October 29th. Let’s wait and look forward for it without drawing any conclusions. One good thing we can be sure of is that the original device will be definitely lot better than the leaked prototype version. You can go to this link for the original source in Russian. You can use Google chrome which has inbuilt Google translate- http://tech.onliner.by/2012/10/12/lg-nexus-4-review