South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is expected to make two new high-end Android devices available for purchase in India as soon as next month, namely the Optimus G and Nexus 4.Both these phones, which are very similar in terms of hardware capabilities, are expected to hit shelves in the country in January 2013, although an official confirmation on the matter has yet to emerge.
However, ibnlive.in.com cites an unnamed source who confirmed that both smartphones would land in the country in the beginning of the next year.
Nexus 4 has been rumored before to be pegged for a January launch in India, when a retailer listed it with this availability timeframe on its website, and it seems that the rumor is about to be confirmed.
Unfortunately, no specific info on the pricing of these two devices in India has been provided as of now, or on a specific launch date for them.
Nexus 4 was made available for purchase as the first smartphone in the world to run under Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform right from the start.
It arrives on shelves with a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait CPU inside, a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels) touchscreen display, and 2GB of RAM.
Furthermore, it sports 8GB / 16GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, 1.3MP camera on the front, and a 2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery (wireless charging features were also included).
As for Optimus G, it was launched with a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back.
The handset runs under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, with the LG Optimus UI 3.0 loaded on top. It is also expected to receive an update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean in the near future.