by Anton Shilov
11/01/2012 | 04:26 AM
Google and LG Electronics this week introduced the new flagship Google Nexus 4 smartphone, which will deliver the best functionality the search giant has to offer and will likely become one of the top-selling Android-based device. The smartphone boasts with retina-class screen, quad-core system-on-chip as well as Android 4.2 operating system. Unfortunately, the novelty lacks 4G/LTE.
Google Nexus 4 features 4.7" screen with 1280*768 resolution (320ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The new Nexus 4 is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (presumably APQ8064 clocked at 1.50GHz) with four Qualcomm Krait general-purpose cores with NEON SIMD accelerators, VFPv4 floating-point unit, 2MB L2 cache, Adreno 320 graphics adapter as well as dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller. The smartphone is equipped with 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB NAND flash memory, 8MP backside illuminated rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, various sensors, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, micro-USB 2.0 connector and so on. Google/LG Nexus 4 features 2100mAh battery and supports wireless charging.
Unlike the majority of its rivals, including Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, the LG/Google Nexus 4 does not feature 4G/LTE support, but relies on GSM/EDGE/GPRS/ 3G UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ technologies. Maximum network speed the novelty can achieve is 42Mb/s, which should be enough for the vast majority of applications.
Google Nexus 4 will be released on November 13, 2012. The 8GB model will cost $299, whereas the 16GB flavor will be priced at $349. T-Mobile US will sell the 16 GB model for $199 with a two-year contract.