Nexus 4 Pre-Order Page Suggests 30 October Release Date

While we may have been patiently waiting for Google to announce the Nexus 4 at its special event on 29 October, there are those who just can’t hold themselves back, as the device has already appeared on one UK retailer’s website.

The Nexus 4 has been leaked several times, both in pictures and in benchmark tests, so we have a good idea of what LG’s first Nexus phone will be like. Semi-official information like this though, is usually hard to come by before a launch.

So what does it tell us? Well, the Nexus 4 will have a 4.7-inch, 1280 x 768 pixel resolution touchscreen, which is the same as the flagship Optimus G smartphone, and it also shares the same 1.5GHz, quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor too. The Nexus 4 has 2GB of RAM, but a disappointing 8GB of internal memory, and no microSD card slot to give it a boost either.

Android 4.2 is listed as the phone’s operating system (although Android 4.1.2 is also mentioned elsewhere) and is still named Jelly Bean, so we shouldn’t expect too many new features to arrive with this seemingly incremental software update. There could be a few though, including a new gesture-controlled keyboard and a 360-degree camera mode too.

The only prices given are on contract with Vodafone and O2, where the phone will be free on tariffs costing £31 or more. The delivery date is most interesting, as it’s said to be 30 October, the day after Google is expected to officially reveal the device.

There’s not much we don’t know about the Nexus 4 now, so here’s hoping for one or two surprises from Google on 29 October.

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