Pictured above: Samsung-built, Google-designed Nexus S, which is available in 4G via Sprint.

Boy Genius Report just provided some exclusive details about Google’s upcoming successor to the Nexus S smartphone, apparently dubbed the Nexus 4G. The device will run on fourth-generation networks based on Long-Term Evolution radio technology, it will have a native 720p display and will run a yet unreleased Android 4.0 version. And check out these juicy hardware specs:

We have been told that the Google Nexus 4G will feature a next-generation dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU, and contrary to reports about it featuring an NVIDIA Kal-El processor, our source indicates it’s most likely an OMAP 4460 or a, ultra low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon. The display is said to be a 720p HD “monster-sized” screen, and it won’t feature physical Android menu buttons below the screen anymore – everything will be software-based.

Other details include the following…

You can expect a slim package containing – in addition to the above – a 4G LTE radio, a one-megapixel front camera for video calls and a five-megapixel camera on the back for taking stills and capturing full HD (1080p) video. A word about the back camera: “The 5-megapixel camera, however, is said to be an advanced 5-megapixel sensor delivering class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance” When, you ask? Around Thanksgiving, if Boy Genius Reports’ sources are anything to go by.

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