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October 25, 2012

LG Nexus 4 goes on pre-order ahead of launch

We’ve already previewed this LG-made Nexus smartphone twice in the past. Now the same retailer, which leaked a snapshot of their inventory that includes the alleged LG Nexus 4, has displayed the smartphone on their site including the date when they’ll start shipping pre-ordered units.


Along with some introduction about the phone, Carphone Warehouse also includes a detailed spec sheet of the product which includes a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 4.7” Gorilla Glass 2-coated LCD screen with 720p resolution and an 8MP camera which is capable of shooting Full-HD clips at 30fps and.

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Early rumors suggests that the upcoming Nexus 4 will only come with a measly 8GB internal storage which is exactly what was listed on the UK-based retailer’s spec sheet. To make things worse, it is speculated that there’ll be no option to expand the memory due to the lack of Micro-SD slot.

We’re not sure if this is Google’s way to cut down cost and force people to be more cloud-dependent (which unfortunately is not so ideal in countries like ours) or it could be that Carphone Warehouse didn’t list other variants (for some reason) and is just taking pre-orders for the 8GB model. We’re more inclined to believe the latter, but if the first one turns out to be true, then it’ll be a deal breaker for sure.

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The retailer is starting to take pre-orders starting today for the LG Nexus 4 and will come free with an O2 or Vodafone contract starting at £31 and £33 respectively. Shipping starts on the 30th of this month, just a day after Google’s event which the phone is expected to be announced. This may mean that Carphone Warehouse may already have the phone with them and just waiting for a go signal from Google to release the phone.

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6 Responses to “LG Nexus 4 goes on pre-order ahead of launch”

  1. chopotka says:

    Carphone warehouse took the pre-order page down, the page is no longer available. This store is notorious for jumping the gun (marketing gimmick to boost sales and page hits), I guess the big guy (Google) told them to take it down, at least until the October 29 Android event.

  2. U.S. Tech says:

    Not much to compare with Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Still the same color, look, thickness, specs. The difference only is with the 8MP & Quadcore S4 Snapdragon with a low internal storage of 8GB. Other specs are just the same. Price in the U.S. is around $400-$450 for the unlocked. Better wait for the Samsung S4 and Note 3 coming next March 2013 as announced by Samsung.

    • Ramon says:

      Galaxy s4 and note 3 to come this march?

      Please give the link to the official announcement made by samsung…or this will be considered as another rumor :p

      As much as I want to see the Note 3 (please let it have an exynos 5 or better XD) this march… This is way too early for them, I don’t want to get my hopes up then be dissappointed :p

  3. Wreek says:

    Wow ang mura lang nito. 8gb $299, 16gb $349. Buy ko ito pag dating dito.

  4. Aki says:

    WOW SUBRANG GALING NAMAN !

    ANG GANDA AT POWERFUL PHONE.

    U.S. $ 250-299/8GB
    340-350/16GB.
    san ka pa?

    4.2 jelly beans?
    excellent display& design?
    Snapdragon s4 quadcore?

    sapat na sapat na!

  5. Kasmot says:

    Wala pa din announcement kung kelan dating d2 sa PH. I believe Smart will have this phone thru plan.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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