In a surprising move, LG and Google have just unleashed the Nexus 4 in the UK. Although neither company officially announced the smartphone, customers can now pre-purchase the device.
The Carphone Warehouse retailer is now taking pre-orders for Nexus 4, so customers can grab it for free from £31 per month.
The good news is that the UK-based retailer claims those who pre-purchase the Nexus 4 will receive it on October 30.
For the time being, only Vodafone and O2 are carrying the Nexus 4, but more operators might jump onto Android 4.2’s bandwagon. Check it out here.
Fortunately, we also have most of the specs sheet confirmed as well. The Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 1280 x 768 pixels resolution (320ppi), and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
Hardware-wise, the upcoming Nexus phone is equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and 2GB of RAM.
Unfortunately, Nexus 4 has been confirmed to pack only 8GB of internal memory and there’s no mention of any microSD card slot for memory expansion, so this might be the only downside of the smartphone.
As expected, the device boasts an enhanced 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. There’s also a secondary front-facing camera for video calls.
Nexus 4 ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, which introduces a new Google Search experience. Gesture Typing, allowing for faster typing, lets users spell words by dragging their finger on the screen from letter to letter. Google Chrome comes pre-installed on the Nexus 4 as well.
The phone measures 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1mm and packs a high capacity 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.