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The Belaursian site has posted their review of the engineering sample of the LG E960 they have gotten their hands on which is claimed to be the Nexus 4. The review which is in Russian can be read over at the source link once translated and reveals a unit that software wise is suffering some software issues as could be expected for a prototype.

Among the issues discovered in the review unit are some non-working parts such as Beam and the capacative buttons appear to stop responding at times requiring a soft reset. Connection to a PC is still probelematic with no USB drivers available this causes the phone to go into an endless bootloop. The camera software and picture processing is also reported to be incomplete.

Specs :

  • 4.7″ IPS Display @ 720×1280
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (APQ8064) CPU
  • Adreno 320
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 8MP Camera with LED Flash
  • 8GB Internal Storage (no microsSD card slot)
  • Android 4.1.2
  • 134×69.2×9.2mm @ 139grams

The LG Nexus 4 is rumoured to be launched on October 29th at the Dive Into Mobile conference in New York with an immediate availability via the Devices section of the Google Play store priced at $399. The $399 price tag would presumably be for the 8GB model, with rumours also circulating regarding a 16GB version that price would be possibly round the $449-$499 mark. Head on over to the source to read the full review but be warned it’s not exactly easy to read even with the translation.

Companies: LG
Devices: Nexus 4