Unannounced Nexus 4 smartphone up for pre-order

Nexus 4 CWGoogle is expected to launch the Nexus 4 smartphone at its special event scheduled for October 29, however Carphone Warehouse has pushed the button a little earlier than expected, as the phone is already up for pre-order on its site. We’ve already had a good look at the Nexus 4 in several leaks, but this is the first time we’ve received such official confirmation of its specification.

The LG-produced phone is equipped with a 4.7-inch touchscreen with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, which gives it a pixel density of 320ppi. This is the same as several other LG Android phones, including the Optimus G. It’s not the only similarity either, as the Nexus 4 will also use the Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, which has a clock speed of 1.5GHz, along with 2GB of RAM.

Other features include an 8 megapixel camera, a forward facing video call lens and NFC. Sadly, the internal memory is just 8GB, and there isn’t a microSD card slot to increase this figure either.

Carphone Warehouse’s order page states the phone will have Android 4.2 onboard, which has yet to be released too, although according to the blurb, it will still be named Jelly Bean. Any information on new features isn’t clear, although a new 360-degree camera mode is mentioned elsewhere.

Anyone who orders the phone today should expect it to arrive on October 30, which if correct, indicates Google plans an instant release following its October 29 event. The SIM-free price isn’t mentioned, although the phone is free if you sign up for a £31 contract with Vodafone or O2.

With all this information on the Nexus 4 already revealed, Google’s event needs some surprises if it’s to be memorable.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars