Details about a rumored LG Nexus smartphone have started to emerge.
LG as well as HTC and Samsung are rumored to be developing Nexus smartphones and buzz is building up about the new smartphone from LG.
In a detailed post on MoDaCo, the site’s founder Paul O’Brien says that he has gotten details about the LG Nexus smartphone from sources he trusts.
According to O’Brien, here are the details he has confirmed:
- The device is based on the Optimus G but doesn’t look the same
- Updated Android release (currently 4.2)
- Quad Core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 1280×768 True-HD IPS screen
- On screen soft keys (of course)
- 8 Megapixel Camera
- No microSD slot
- 8GB and 16GB versions only (at least initially)
- Non-removable battery
- Wireless charging built in
- The retail name of the device is yet to be decided.
Of particular interest among this set of specifications is the fact that the LG Nexus device is rumored to have only 8GB or 16GB in storage and no space for a microSD card to supplement the storage of the smartphone.
It will also not have a removable battery if MoDaCo’s report proves to be true.
O’Brien says that LG may launch the new Nexus device mid-November so we guess we’ll just have to wait a little bit longer to know if these specifications are authentic.
We may not have to wait that long, though, if a separate but related report from CNET proves to be true.
According to the publication, the South Korean Samsung rival will be launching the LG Nexus smartphone by the end of this month.
The new LG Nexus smartphone will reportedly be based on the powerful LG Optimus G superphone.
CNET says its source confirm that LG is indeed building a Nexus smartphone. Not that it is the only one though.
According to CNET, Google is more willing to let other manufacturers in on the Nexus program.
To note, HTC built the first Nexus smartphone. Samsung built the last two Nexus smartphones, the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus. Asus built the popular Nexus 7 tablet.
It will be the first time, if the rumors are true, that LG will build a Nexus smartphone.
This will benefit the image of LG, as CNET and other observers note.
LG has been struggling to compete with its fellow South Korea-based rival Samsung and an LG Nexus smartphone may just provide the jump start it needs.
LG Optimus G Image from LGEPR on Flickr (CC)