Rumors have certainly increased surrounding the close announcement of a new Nexus phone. Speculation has been rampant with concepts of 5 new Nexus devices from various OEMs up until the latest news of an LG Optimus G Nexus design. Insider sources have unaimously stated over the last week that in the next 30 days, Android users should anticipate an announcement of an LG Nexus handset. Now according to Android and Me, today Paul O’Brien from MoDaCo has shared a list of specs for the LG Nexus.
The rumored specs of the LG Nexus include:
- The device is based on the Optimus G but sports a new look
- Quad Core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 1280×768 True-HD IPS screen
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- On screen soft keys
- 8 Megapixel Camera
- No microSD slot
- 8GB and 16GB versions only (at least initially)
- Non-removable battery
- Wireless charging built in
- The final name hasn’t been 100% decided yet
After reviewing the specs above, there are a few surprises. Most of the above specs match up with what has previously been reported. However, disappointingly the new Nexus device does not share the high Megapixel camera of the Optimus G phone, lacks the microSD card slot (which is expected for a Nexus), has a non-removable battery. Interestingly enough, it features wireless charging built in so it will be interesting to see how Google will support that. Rumors suggest the naming for the final product will be LG Optimus G Nexus. Much like the Galaxy Nexus, it appears Google is supporting an initiative to name the Nexus devices after the OEM manufacturer’s existing platform. Paul also mentioned that the final name hasn’t been set in stone yet so it could completely change leading up to the official announcement. Interestingly enough, recent claims have surfaced that additional Nexus devices are on the way from Sony, Samsung, and HTC. Despite this news about LG, these rumors of multiple devices could still ring true.
Are you excited about the current LG Nexus specs? Are you still hoping Sony, Samsung, and HTC can jump into the pot? What are you most interested in seeing from your next Nexus device? DroidDog will continue to keep you updated as new information becomes available.