Some details have leaked out about a device that might go by the name Google Nexus 4G. This upcoming smartphone will reportedly be well supplied with cutting-edge features, like a large screen, dual-core processor, LTE, and much more.
It will supposedly be among the first — if not the first — with Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the next version of Google’s mobile operating system. OS 4.0 was pre-announced last month, but very few details have been revealed so far as it’s not scheduled for release until this fall. All that’s known for sure is that it will be the first version designed for both smartphones and tablets.
The Nexus 4G will supposedly run this operating system on a dual-core processor running at either 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz. Inside will be 1GB of RAM, but the storage capacity is not yet known.
Also unknown is the exact screen size and resolution, but the source for this information told BGR that it’s going to be quite large. This means that the overall device will be equally big, but it will be slim. Room will be found for dual cameras, though, a 5-megapixel rear-facing one and a 1-megapixel front-facing one. The camera on the rear will allegedly include an unusually high-quality sensor.
Given its name, it’s no surprise that the Nexus 4G will include the 4G standard LTE. Somewhat more surprising is the assertion this this will be AT&T’s first smartphone with LTE. This carrier plans to launch its 4G network using this standard this summer.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC are a virtual certainty, but all the other specification are currently a mystery.
The Google Nexus 4G — assuming this unconfirmed report is correct — will hit store shelves around Thanksgiving, near the time Google has promised to introduce Android OS 4.0.
It will apparently follow on the footsteps of earlier models in the series, the Google Nexus One and the Samsung Nexus S — the latter model is available now from T-Mobile and Sprint. Devices in this series serve as reference models, and are the onces Google recommends developers use.