January 31, 2015

New Optimus G Nexus details suggest wireless charging, no microSD

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New details have emerged surrounding the so-called LG Optimus G Nexus smartphone ahead of its rumored fall debut. MoDaCo Forums’s is today reporting some of the hardware goods (or bads?) for the next Pure Google experience.  According to their sources, the handset is based on the Optimus G but will not have the same physical appearance.  Most of the specs line up with the recently-introduced device save for a few tweaks.  Some will love the wireless charging out of the box while others will loathe the storage capacity and non-removable battery and lack of microSD expansion.

  • Quad Core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1280×768 True-HD IPS screen
  • On screen soft keys (of course)
  • 8 Megapixel Camera
  • No microSD slot
  • 8GB and 16GB versions only (at least initially)
  • Non-removable battery
  • Wireless charging built in

While we’re on the subject, you ought to check out our podcast from last night where we discuss the hardware of the Nexus device of 2012-2013.  Listen to The Nexus Ultimatum and hear what we value in terms of features and minimum expectations.  Would we trade off battery over storage or expansion?  Tune in to find out!

MoDaCo



15 Comments

  1. Stephen Theriault
    Reply

    16GB is not even close to enough storage. Memory is cheep, and the lack of it will keep me from upgrading from my 32GB G-Nexus which was already limited.

  2. Jillxz
    Reply

    I wanted one , but no way with so little storage and no SD card slot. LG is just setting itself up for failure .

  3. Barry Denton
    Reply

    I believe this is going to be a bad ass phone, but it needs to have a microSD slot, 8, 16, 32, & 64GB internal memory availability and an all day battery with heavy use to be considered the KING of Android phones. Come on LG, please tells us you have added these needed components.

  4. root4life
    Reply

    they need to skip the 8 and 16gb all together, or at least the 8gb. 8gb is pointless and 16 isnt far behind. that and my verdict at least is still out on lg no matter the specs

  5. Charbax
    Reply

    Here’s what I think is happening:

    LG Nexus G $499 S4 Quad, 4.7″ = Optimus G
    Sony Nexus T $449 S4 Dual, 4.55″ = Xpertia T
    HTC Nexus X $399 Tegra3+, 4.7″ = One X upgrade
    Motorola Nexus R $349 S4 Dual, 4.7″, = Razr HD Maxx
    Samsung Nexus 2 $299 OMAP4470, 4.65″ = Galaxy Nexus upgrade
    Samsung Nexus S3 $449 Exynos4412, 4.8″ = Galaxy S3
    Huawei Nexus D $399 K3V2, 4.5″ = D1 Quad
    Motorola Nexus M $299 S4 Dual, 4.3″ qHD = Razr M
    Huawei Nexus P $299 OMAP4470, 4.3″ qHD = P1 upgrade

    maybe also:
    Lenovo Nexus $249 MT6577 dual-sim, 4.5″
    Huawei Nexus $199 MT6577 dual-sim, 4.3″

    Android 4.2 is Linaro speed and battery life upgrades and customization center.

    Android 5 merges Chrome OS and Google TV with Android when in HDMI/MHL/Dock output mode.

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