LG Nexus 4 press render leaks

 

 

The next Nexus phone from Google hasn't been much of a secret due to a number of leaks over the last few weeks, and it looks like we have yet another.

@evleaks, well known for leaking tons of information and images of unreleased phones, including the Lumia 920, has posted the above image to Twitter showing a press render of the upcoming Nexus 4 built by LG. It sports a very similar design to Samsung's Galaxy Nexus but with slight differences such as the speaker position, camera placement and that glittery back. The model in the render also differs from past leaks, removing the "with Google" text (see below) and replacing it with a large Nexus logo, much like on the rear of the Nexus 7.

 

 

Google is rumoured to be announcing the device on October 29th at a special event, possibly with Android 4.2 on-board. Reported specs include a 4.7-inch IPS display (1280x768), a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel-rear camera. Rumours also suggest that the device won't have a removable battery and only come in 8GB and 16GB versions initially, which could potentially put many people off.

Source: @evleaks Images: tech.onliner.by@evleaks

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Ricardo Dawkins said,
Terrible phone. Looks like the same old LG.

Yet it's based on Samsung and Google's Galaxy Nexus design.

xstex said,

Yet it's based on Samsung and Google's Galaxy Nexus design.

That's what I hate about LG, they just rip off whatever Samsung does, from hardware design to UI design. Why can't they come up with something of their own? I won't buy an LG device, even if it carries the Nexus moniker.

tsupersonic said,
That's what I hate about LG, they just rip off whatever Samsung does, from hardware design to UI design. Why can't they come up with something of their own? I won't buy an LG device, even if it carries the Nexus moniker.

In this case they haven't ripped off anyone, Google own the design for the Galaxy Nexus, not Samsung.

xstex said,

In this case they haven't ripped off anyone, Google own the design for the Galaxy Nexus, not Samsung.

So you're telling me it's Google that designs the phone hardware, and not Samsung or LG in this case? Proof please.

tsupersonic said,
That's what I hate about LG, they just rip off whatever Samsung does, from hardware design to UI design. Why can't they come up with something of their own? I won't buy an LG device, even if it carries the Nexus moniker.

I wouldn't trust another LG device after the Arena debacle, I know this will be a google nexus device but I expect LG to pretty much have nothing to do with the phone after its released

tsupersonic said,
So you're telling me it's Google that designs the phone hardware, and not Samsung or LG in this case? Proof please.

You need proof? Why on earth would Google be like "Okay it's fine to rip off Samsung almost exactly for our brand new phone". It's the next in the series, its supposed to carry the design over.

xstex said,

You need proof? Why on earth would Google be like "Okay it's fine to rip off Samsung almost exactly for our brand new phone". It's the next in the series, its supposed to carry the design over.

That's not proof, that's just your thoughts. But, let's go by your logic - did the original HTC Dream (the first Android phone on the market) carry any design to the HTC Nexus One? Nope. It is an absolute different monster (including different design). Did the Nexus One carry any design cues into the Nexus S? Nope. Did the Nexus S carry any design cues into the Galaxy Nexus? Nope. Nexus phones don't carry designs over. In this case, it's yet another LG blatantly ripping off Samsung's design.

xstex said,

The screen on the display yes, but the actual image and design seem to be pretty real considering the other leaks.

The Nexus logo on the back sticks out like a sore thumb, it looks like a higher quality logo was applied to a lower res jpeg of the phone. Fake imo.

That's just one ugly looking phone if it really is the next Nexus which I honestly doubt as this is truly worse looking than any other Nexus phone ever made. Looks more outdated than the Nexus One even...

Google should have just taken the LG Optimus G and stuck the name nexus on the back. The original phone looks amazing, this phone only looks ok. I'm just hoping the price is going to be good.

Bottom photo might be real but the top one is a terrible fake image imho
Things wrong :-
Dot pattern doesn't actually stay on the panel its applied to, it creeps out
Nexus logo (already mentioned) doesn't look right
Camera and speaker in lower right look odd

Hmm.
I'm happy with my Galaxy Nexus... which also has 4.2.
I see no reason to shell out for this, especially as the GN is about £250 from Amazon these days.

I never got the Galaxy Nexus... still with my Nexus S 4G and while it's good... I am eagerly anticipating this release. I think I'll go with it once it's released. And if anything changes I'll settle for the Galaxy Nexus as it's still a pretty good phone... Let's see....

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