Google officially announced the LG-made Nexus 4, the forth smartphone in the search giant’s Nexus line. The phone also comes loaded with the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It is powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM. However, it is disappointed that the handset doesn’t include support for 4G LTE mobile network.
The Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch 1280×768 touchscreen IPS+ display with 320ppi pixel density protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Its 8 Megapixel camera gets BSI sensor LED flash and face detection, and is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording, and the 1.3 Megapixel front-facing can do 720p video. You The LG-made Nexus supports Bluetooth, dual-band WiFi 802.11b/g/n, and NFC connectivity, and Miracast wireless display via WiFi.
The Google Nexus 4 comes in 8GB and 16GB capacities and doesn’t support external memory card. It supports quad-band GSM/EDGE, penta-band 3G/HSPA+ 42Mbps mobile networks. The 2100mAh battery is not removable and offers up to 250 hours of standby and 10 hours of talk time. The latest Jelly Bean Android 4.2 includes includes hundreds of new features, including Photo Sphere for capturing 360-degree panaromic shots, gesture typing and the updated Google Now.
The 8GB model is priced at $299 and the 16GB at $349. They will be unlocked without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. 16GB version will also be available from T-Mobile for $199 with 2-year contract.