Is the Nexus 4G Google's third phone? Specs get detailed

15 June, 2011 | Comments (43) | Post your comment

Take this with a pinch of salt because there is no official source, people. The guys over at BGR claim that they have gotten some details on the specs of the third Nexus phone by Google. And it is almost needless to say that they look more than impressive.

According to the BGR source, the processor of the upcoming Google super phone (Nexus 4G is the expected name) will be a dual-core, TI made OMAP 4460, or an ultra low power Krait-based Snapdragon from Qualcomm. The CPU will be clocked somewhere between 1.2 and 1.5 GHz. This means that the quad-core Kal El from NVIDIA is not in consideration.

The spec sheet continues with a 720p HD “monster-sized” screen, 4G LTE radio, and a gig of RAM. It is important to note that there will be no hardware buttons on the front of the device - all the actions will be performed with on-screen ones. The camera is expected to be a 5 megapixel unit with unparalleled performance in its class (tough to believe given that the current droids ship with 8MP snappers). The front camera will be 1MP.

Following the tradition established by its predecessors, the Nexus 4G by Google will be the first smartphone to offer Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The latest version of the Google OS is expected to bridge the current gap between Honeycomb and Gingerbread, and offer a superb user experience. There is no information on the manufacturer of the device. Previous rumors have mentioned HTC and LG as likely candidates.

The expected launch date of the deice is sometime around Thanksgiving this year - right in time for the Holiday shopping season. No carrier has been mentioned but AT&T seems to be on top of the list. The wireless giant is expected to launch its LTE network this Fall and the Google Nexus 4G phone looks like a likely candidate for it.

Like we mentioned before, none of these specs are officially confirmed so everything is subject to change without notice. As always, we will keep you posted on any finding related to this subject.

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Is the Nexus 4G Google's third phone? Specs get detailed - reader comments

  • Anonymous

As current rumored Specs stand it would fall woefully short of being cutting edge. Let's hope Google and (Samsung) whomever manufactures the next Google phone takes heed. Although nice that it will have ICS (A-v4.0) without pushing the hardware envel...

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  • 2011-06-18 16:29
  • kAnJ
  • Denzo

I've still got my nokia n95 downstairs!

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  • 2011-06-18 04:15
  • vCAb
  • KelperFoxWolf

Wrong. Some NOKIA cellphones had 1Mpx cameras in the past. 1 Mpx cameras exist.

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  • 2011-06-17 18:58
  • GLQV