Google’s media event originally scheduled to take place today in New York might have been cancelled, but we have LG and Google’s press release officially announcing the much-rumored Nexus 4. According to LG, the device will be available starting sometime in November “in select markets.”
Google has also now posted a product page for the Nexus 4 (as well as the new Nexus 10) to Google Play with full specs and the ability to be notified of availability. The Verge posted the video above to give an inside look at Google’s new Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.
“This is the first time we collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device,” said Andy Ru-bin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google. “They brought an extraordinary amount of talent to the project, and the result is a feature-packed device that feels great in your hand, and blazingly fast under the hood.”
LG said a GSM/HSPA+ compatible Nexus 4 will be sold unlocked on more than 200 carriers worldwide with 8GB and 16GB versions available to purchase from Google Play. That’s right, no LTE. Availability starts Nov. 13 in the following countries: U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Spain, and Australia. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS, and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.
Many of the specs we already heard from previous leaks, but LG confirmed the Nexus 4 would pack an 8-megapixcel camera, a 1.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Interestingly, as noted in the video above, Google is also including a new wireless charging dock with the Nexus 4.
As for its display—a 1280-by-768 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display that includes “Zerogap Touch technology”:
Gently curved glass edges allow your finger to slide smoothly on and off the 320ppi screen, while cutting edge display technology means you feel like you’re touch-ing every pixel, protected by scratch resistant Corning? Gorilla? Glass 2
A full list of specs from the press release is below:
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• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
• Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
• Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
• Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
• Memory: 8GB / 16GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
• Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
• Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
• Weight: 139g
• Other: Wireless charging, NFC