O2 have announced that the Google Nexus 4, the new LG-built Android smartphone flagship reference device, will be coming exclusively to their network first.
Hitting stores on Tuesday 13 November, the Nexus 4 will be available through O2’s 24-month On & On Pay Monthly tariffs, with the handset itself free on £36 per-month contracts.. The On & On tariffs offer unlimited calls and texts in the UK alongside 1GB of data.
As with the launch of the iPhone 5, O2 will again be putting together a pop-up store at the top of the O2 Arena in London’s Greenwich, letting costumers try out the phone’s panoramic photography features from the venue’s sky-high summit. The first 50 customers in the queue will also receive a free 32-inch flatscreen TV from LG to sweeten the deal further.
Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz processor, the 4.7-inch device is backed by 2GB of RAM, putting it comfortably close to the very top of the Android pile.
Available in 8GB or 16GB variants, the phone packs a 1280 x 768 pixel True HD IPS display for a razor-sharp 320ppi. Curved edges for the screen will let you slide across the display comfortably, while Corning Gorilla Glass should offer some defence against scratching and scuffs.
Measuring 133.9 x 68.9 x 9.1mm and weighing 139g, the phone houses an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front-facing snapper, with a 2100mAh battery that should be good for a day’s worth of usage. Wireless charging and NFC connectivity have also been confirmed.
By Gerald Lynch | October 31st, 2012