We all knew it was coming thanks to more than a handful of accurate leaks, but a Hurricane Sandy nearly ruined its big day in the limelight. Freak weather or not, Google have lifted the lid on the LG-built Google Nexus 4. And it’s looking like an affordable powerhouse.
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.
The Nexus 4 will be available through Google Play from 13 November in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. It will be in retail stores from the end of November.
The Nexus 4 is priced at £239 for the 8GB and £279 for the 16GB,