LG E960 Mako Is the Next Nexus Phone

The smartphone is expected to be announced in the coming weeks

  LG E960 Mako
Unveiled last month, LG's upcoming Android flagship smartphone, the Optimus G is rumored to be the next Nexus device.
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Unveiled last month, LG's upcoming Android flagship smartphone, the Optimus G is rumored to be the next Nexus device.

According to the latest hearsay, LG plans to launch two versions of the Optimus G, one of these models will be a Nexus smartphone and will come with a stock iteration of Android 4.2 operating system.

Today, the folks over at XDA-Developers have published a series of photos of a certain LG E960 Mako, which appears to be the next Nexus device previously rumored.

However, it appears that the LG E960 is an entirely different device and has little in common with the LG Optimus G when it comes to design.

Moreover, the smartphone is tagged with the “Fully Jelly Bean on Mako,” which is another proof that this is indeed the next Nexus device launched by LG. Google frequently uses fish names for its upcoming devices, so Mako fits perfectly well.

We expect the LG Nexus device to be officially announced sometime in late October, though we don't have any details on the exact release date for the moment.

Those expecting the LG Optimus G will be happy to learn that the South Korean handset maker packed a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor at its core.

In addition, the smartphone will boast a stunning 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution.

On the back, LG Optimus G has been confirmed to carry an enhanced 13-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.

There's also a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, as well as 32GB of internal memory and 2GB of RAM. LG Optimus G does not come with microSD card slot for memory expansion.

Last but not least, LG Optimus G offers LTE and NFC (Near Field Communication) support, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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