Google Nexus 4G: New NFC sporting LTE superphone rumoredFeature Rumor
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 16th, 2011 at 12:02 AM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Rumor
New NFC sporting Google Nexus 4G LTE superphone beast launching around Thanksgiving?
BGR reported today that it had obtained some information showing that Google is gearing up to launch a new NFC-enabled Google Nexus 4G superphone this fall. The phone reputedly is being built as a 4G LTE model with substantial upgrades on those found in the current Nexus S.
The leaked Google Nexus 4G LTE phone has some formidable specifications.
Oh, where to begin, where to begin…Let’s start with the brains of this monster. The new Google Nexus 4G supposedly runs with a next-generation dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU. It was literally just a couple of years ago when you would have been happy with a processor with these specs in your laptop and most netbooks didn’t even come close. There is some debate on the particular chip that has been used for the Nexus 4G, and whereas some thought it would utilize a NVIDIA Kal-El processor, the latest rumors suggest that it is more likely that Google has chosen a OMAP 4460 or a ultra low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon. Either way you look at it any of these processors are a welcome addition to the Nexus’ next iteration, or perhaps we start calling it a lineage.
This supposed Nexus 4G is no slouch in the screen area either. The display is reported to be a 720p HD “monster-sized” screen, and it will not feature any physical Android menu buttons south of the screen. We find ourselves wondering what ppi this phone will offer, and wonder if it will match or beat the iPhone’s retina screen.
Nexus 4G to shoot in low light environments and to record video at 1080p
The new and yet to be released Google Nexus 4G will also feature HD video recording and play back at 1080p, and the camera is said to be an advanced 5-megapixel sensor delivering class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance. We will believe that when we see it as to date, we haven’t seen a phone camera that performs in low light. If Google has picked a sensor that accomplishes high performance in low light we will be very impressed with this phone. In fact, who are we kidding? We are already lusting over it, and we haven’t even told you everything about it yet. The front facing camera is rumored to be a 1 mega pixel shooter.
Google Nexus 4G will have LTE
At last, we will have a Google phone that is built for LTE! (And the crowd goes wild!) Yes, the Nexus 4G is said to have LTE radios. The question this brings up is: for what network? Could this be the first AT&T phone? Or just another monster to don the Verizon moniker. Sprint has also shown an intent to upgrade to LTE also. The carrier is unclear, but what is perfectly clear is that an LTE capable Nexus 4G will go down well with the general public who at launch will be able to utilize its NFC capabilities to a greater extend because the technology will be more pervasive come November.
As far as memory goes, we hear the Nexus 4G will have a full GB which it will probably need considering the 1080p out and to make the most of that lovely processor. And last but by no means least, the Google Nexus 4G is said to be the first phone to run on Android 4.0 (Ice cream Sandwich.) This alone is reason enough to go out and line up for this phone right now. Camp until Thanksgiving and quit your day job to do so. We never imagined we would see the Samsung NFC-enabled Galaxy S II looking ever so slightly dated before it ever launched, but it does now if these rumors are true! The phone is supposedly super thin too, which only adds to its lust worthiness. Google, we have seen you reading our site in our stats and we just want to say hey, and please get us a review model as soon as they are available as we are dying to take the Nexus 4G for a run and review it for our readers. Apple, we have not seen you in our stats and it is looking like the pressure is mounting for you to ensure the next iPhone is as awesome, as this Nexus 4G is looking like a pretty tough competitor, and whereas Android has had some teething troubles in its early days, it’s looking all grown up now.