LG and Google make the Nexus 4 official

Since Google cancelled today’s event, we didn’t think we would be reporting anything official on the Nexus 4, but it looks like we are now. LG and Google decided to send out an official presser announcing the said device. The specs are what we expected and are as follows:

  • 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
  • 1.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB or 16GB of internal storage
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • 133.9 x 68 x 9.1mm
  • 139 grams
  • 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
  • NFC
  • Wireless charging

The next important thing is pricing and availability. It will be sold as unlocked starting November 13 in the Google Play Store, US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia for $299 for the 8GB version and $349 for the 16GB. T-Mobile will also offer the 16GB version for $199 on contract. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.

This is the first Nexus device made by LG and it’s obviously something they are proud of.

“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.”

Full press release after the break:

LG AND GOOGLE ANNOUNCE NEXUS 4

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.

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  • per jdoos

    yea.. but… how long does the battery last? Isn’t that what is on everyone’s mind?

  • Sean_Stewart

    Battery life will probably be similar to the S III. It’s the same size battery, but smaller screen on the LG Nexus. Granted quad core, but the screen is the biggest battery hog. As always though, it’ll just depend on use. I’m certainly pumped to see the higher resolution than the S III on a slightly smaller screen. Should look amazing…

  • http://twitter.com/tekmosis Jamie Taniguchi

    With the lack of LTE, and SD Card support, this doesn’t seem like a viable upgrade for me; coming from the Galaxy S2.