Well, we’ve sure awoken to some interesting news this morning haven’t we! Even though the Google Playground event has been postponed due to some inclement weather, the new releases are still coming thick and fast.
The Nexus 4, also known as one of the year’s most poorly kept secrets, is now up on the Play Store as a teaser. Not available for purchase just yet – it will be available on Tuesday 13 November – but the product images are up, the specifications are up, and so’s the advertising.
Let’s get in it.
- 4.7″ diagonal
- 1280 x 768 pixel resolution (320 ppi)
- WXGA IPS
- Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass 2
- Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 Pro
- 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
- 8 MP (main)
- 1.3 MP (front)
- Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
- GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- HSPA+ 21
- 16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
- 2 GB RAM
- Micro USB
- SlimPort HDMI
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Wireless charging
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- NFC (Android Beam)
- 2,100 mAh Lithium polymer
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Ambient light
The Play Store listing shows us that the Nexus 4 will feature Photo Sphere camera that takes 360° panorama shots, like ‘no other camera you’ve ever seen’. Just like the Google Street View cameras, you can take panorama shots that cover every dimension, taking photos like you’re actually there.
Sharing these photos will be a cinch, with sharing available via Google+, Google Maps or via email. You can do this on the phone, because the editing tools you’ll need are there too, built right in.
Old favourites like Instant Upload allow you to automatically post photos you take, including these new Photo Sphere shots, straight to a private album on the web for you to use later as you see fit!
Wireless Charging also gets a mention – not only will you never need to plug your handset into a pesky USB cable (unless you’re going to root it, I guess), but you’ll never have to plug it into a charger, either. Just place your Nexus 4 on a compatible charging mat, and your phone will charge up. No cables. No mess.
Shut up and take my money!
Well, they’re not for sale just yet – unfortunately – but that’ll probably change soon. In the meantime, if you want to get MORE information than we’ve given you, go check out the order page on the Play Store here.