New image of LG Nexus 4 surfaces on Twitter (but is it real?)

October 24, 2012
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It seems like every day we are reporting something new on the LG Nexus 4. It's reaching that point where we start calling it one of the worst kept secrets on the Internet. Well it happened again, and this time it came from evleaks on Twitter. They posted a photo of the device, and of course, that means we have to analyse it and see what details we can glean from it.


Evleaks shared a photo on Twitter with the text "LG Nexus 4, 2012." Certainly simple and to the point. The image is obviously the focal point, and after the great Sony hoax last week, this image will certainly have every detail picked over and examined. Evleaks has a pretty solid track record, so it's assumed that this image is legit, but it is the Internet, so you never can be too sure.

One thing that's clear from the image is that the device is running at least Android Jelly Bean 4.1 because Google Now is shown on the screen. We are guessing it will be running Android 4.2, but that remains to be seen. Reports have consistently cited the LG Nexus 4 being based on the LG Optimus G, and looking at this picture adds some credence to that based on the flat camera. This points to an 8MP camera, which is exactly the resolution of the Optimus G.

The evlinks photo did not share any actual specs on the device, so we are still left to speculate. If it is indeed based on the LG Optimus G, it should have a 4.7-inch screen, 1.5Ghz processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, NFC capability, and most of the standard stuff you'd expect from a high-end Android device. We expect the device to be announced at the Google event on the 29th. Of course, we will be there covering the event, and will let you know as soon as Google announces this, and everything else.

Update: There are questions as to the legitimacy of the above image, based in part on the fact that there appears to be a non-standard battery gage in the notification bar, though in the meantime evleaks has tweeted out a second image with a different on-screen graphics:


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dejay-Riordan/99200548 Dejay Riordan

    I think the LG Nexus looks like crap! Total disappointment

  • Noel

    I am so tired of my N1 and I have a been holding out for the new Nexus or an HTC flagship device. I have to say the N1 was a good device in spite of its aging specs..still holding its own despite the low memory issues