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LG Nexus 4 press render leaks out: is it real?

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LG Nexus 4 press render leaks out: is it real?
After LG confirmed Google will be bringing its Nexus 4 to its event on October 29th to show to everyone, and after numerous leaks showing us every inch of the device, the only thing that seemed to be missing is the official press renders.

And now they are out. Leaked on Twitter, you can see what is very likely to resemble the final LG Nexus 4 in its full glory.

On the back, the matrix-like Crystal Reflection pattern proudly holds the Nexus name in huge letters. The front of the device remains buttonless like the Galaxy Nexus, and if you could only see only its anterior side you could easily mistake it for Samsung’s last year’s Nexus. They are that similar.

On the sides we have the volume rocker, lock key and a micro SIM card holder.

Not much changed, right? If we had to dig a bit deeper for the tiniest of changes, we’d have to point out that the battery indicator is now also showing percentage points for how much charge you have left. The clock is also in the center of the notification bar. Nice little touches, if true. 

But there are also two supposedly weather indicators showing 92 (probably degrees) and that looks very, very suspicious. The new positions of the clock and the battery indicator might be nice, but we're not sure that they are real. So is this the real image? We'd say not likely

Feel free to look at the image below from every angle and don’t hesitate to hit us with your thoughts about it in the comments below.

source: @evleaks

LG Nexus 4 press render leaks out: is it real?

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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:50 23

1. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Looks pretty sharp, but being LG makes me hesitant

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:06 3

9. MeoCao (unregistered)

LG is not good at sofware, but this phone software is taken care of by Google. But I have reservation about the screen, Even if it's as good as Optimus G it's still worse than One X.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:14

27. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Yeah software for LG is nightmare. when I was working vzw tier 2 tech I dreaded LG software updates. For a month or 2 after was a mess.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:43

40. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

why is it worse than the One X, it is S-LCD 2 after all which is the same as One X and I can only wish that when they make the official announcement they say its an S-LCD 3 panel...that would be awesome

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 21:42

53. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

i LOVE the back design but the @ leaks thing i dint like, unless that's the name of the website PA got their info from and just implanted their logo on the phone

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 21:45 1

54. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Now that im looking at the interesting stories bar thing on the bottom, i only see ipad pics and news on there!! that is just messed up!
(if you don't believe me scroll down all the way)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:20 14

10. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

LG is good for microwave ovens washing machine and ac not mobile...
Wish Google had opted htc or Sony

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:22

21. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

They've been workin on this thing for a while. July 25th says the baseball game.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:05 1

30. The.Dark.Knight.Rises (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

This phone is uglier than hell!!!!!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:12

46. dodo1234 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

is ugly ur nickname? cuz it looks awesome to me. most ppl, like myself included, put a case on the their phone, the front looks great just like its predecessor.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:20 2

47. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Certainly better looking than you.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:35

43. metalpoet (unregistered)

Im seeing a pattern with the nexus phones, they are all looking about the same. give me something revolutionary or sexy looking :)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:50 2

2. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

For me, the only questions that remains are: "This phone will be sold in my country?" If yes "When?" and "How much?"

If the answer for the first question is "No", then the second question will be: "Why God, Why?!?!?!"

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:56 1

6. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

God is a CEO now?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:55

17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

Lmao .. same here. But the other day I read that LG would launch it in India by end of Nov. only thing concerns me is How Much ? if its arround $450 (INR 24000 approx.) then I would surely get it. But if its over $500 then I might have to wait untill next NeXus.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:41

36. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

I'm from Brazil. LG usually launch all the phones here. But we have some problems with the "Nexus" branding (legal rights from other company). The only Nexus that came officially here, was the Galaxy Nexus, but renamed to Galaxy X.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:51 5

3. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)

I think it is fake. It shouldn't have "Nexus" written on the back. It should be Google or the Nexus Colorful Symbol.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:53 5

4. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

and why is that ? LOL

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:06 1

8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

the Nexus 7 had it. it might be Google trying to popularize the Nexus name. it seems very legit. remember when the Nexus 7 press renders leak out to prior to the announcement? after all the details look precise especially the crystal back.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:51

29. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I think it seems legit.

You have to remember though this is one render out of how many? For all we know this could be the first or even the 100th.

I like the look of this one. but i really wish the rumor about there being multiple nexus devices would be true.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:56 4

5. Aeires (unregistered)

I hope it's real, love the look to the back. Looks very similar to my GNex, wondering if it will fit in my car dock. Never thought I'd be interested in a LG phone but this one has my attention right now, pending what comes out on the 29th.

Left notification could be any number of apps that have alerts. I wouldn't put too much stock in that, especially when screen images are commonly simulated.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:02 2

7. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

I've never had an LG phone before. To be honest LG have never entered my mind when looking for a new phone but after seeing the reviews of the Optimus G and this being official unveiled next week I think LG are a definite contender for my next phone.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:32 1

11. JM123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

fake guys! :P
two weather notifications? :P

also check the latest post by @evleaks ...that shows only 1 weather icon and also time on the right hand side ...

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:36

12. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Enter the Nexus

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:45 8

13. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

You guys are being a bit too harsh on LG. Let the phone come out, then we'll judge. Do you forget 10 years ago Apple was no where as powerful as it is today? Neither was Samsung. People used to make fun of the Korean market. Now they are competing equally, if not beating the other markets, especially the Japanese.

Remember those Kia's 10 years ago? Look at the Optima now.

Enough said.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:47 1

14. redmd (Posts: 1269; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

fake just fake. but a quad core nexus wow.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:48 1

15. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

Is it me or are on screen buttons nut all that necessary? Idk just feel like it takes up space just a thought not getting the phone

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:00

18. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

you can always remove on screen buttons if you are ROOTED.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:54 1

16. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

fake, the Nexus logo doesn't seem to be effected by the shadow. 2 weather indicators and the battery percentage is very tiny.. unconvincing.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:00 4

19. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you guys are silly..

1) its a render, not an actual photo.

2) the "2 weather icons". This isnt iOS guys. If he has more than one app running that tracks weather (Google Now and Beautiful Widgets for example), it is possible to have more than one alert. It could also just be a silly photoshop mistake.

Chill out.

I dunno, I think it makes the phone look nicer than it has since all the leaks started coming out... less... ugly. lol.
It's my prime phone replacement choice at the moment, as long as reviews dont come out trashing it.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:43 2

28. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

I dnt know why everyone is all of sudden trashing Lg and this phone?? Googles gonna make sure this phone runs smooth has nice updates and price is good........why are people already giving up on Lg? wth?? didnt just a few articles ago people were ready for this phone to come out? now they're not sure about LG?? wow...

as for me I cant wait to see this phone official.....nuff said

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:14

20. Donforreal (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

i want so bad.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:25

22. Afterlife737 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

I really hope that the time will be in the middle in Android 4.2.....
But for the mean time this phone is ugly as f*ck !!!
Who wants bloody CE numbers on the back of their phone?!
-not me!!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:39 1

23. iliketech (Posts: 72; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

So I Already have the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. running JB.
Why do I want this phone?
I mean it looks the same as the one I have in my hand...
I'm running Jelly Bean and it is smooth and faster than anything running ICS - no matter what the specs of the particular phone... hands down JB is faster and smoother, so I really don't think this thing is noticeably faster than what I have - unless I'm wrong.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:55 1

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Because the Galaxy Nexus might slow down a bit when 4.2 comes out. Though, it isn't really necessary and you might not notice it too much, it's still a possibility. For Galaxy Nexus owners, you should probably wait until next year when the Nexus comes out, because the Galaxy Nexus is still a good option though being a year old and you'll have almost the same experience.

But, 3 things that you'll immediately notice improvements with this is the design, display, and camera. So if you're unsatisfied with the Galaxy Nexus in any of those areas, you might want to take a look. Otherwise, stick with the Galaxy Nexus if performance is still good when 4.2 comes out, which it most likely will be.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:34

32. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

upgrades are designed for every 2 years. not for every year. Its not "I have a GN, why should I upgrade" Your not even in the equasion. They are looking at people that are tired of manufacturer and carrier bs (ME) who want the latest and greatest at all times (ME) who either have a Nexus S or older (not me) or have never had a nexus because there have always been too many compromises by manufacturers with them (ME), or havent upgraded in 2 years or more (ME).

Hardware wise, your looking at nearly 3x the horsepower of the GN from the older 40nm OMAP4 dual to the 28nm Krait Quad Pro. Its a slight upgrade in screen, and what should be a pretty solid upgrade in camera... and who knows what else.

It's sad though. If this were the GN2 with pretty much the same specs, I wouldnt be worried in the least. Because its an LG im still hesitant for reviews. Theyve always had issues in camera quality and I want to know what kind of sound chips/speakers are in this thing. Samsung uses some very high end sound equipment in their big phones.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:56

37. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I know, but some people are just nit-pickers or crazy tech enthusiasts who want the newest and greatest thing for them, even if they have the model from just a year before. Or maybe someone was unsatisfied with the Galaxy Nexus, but put up with it anyways only because it was a Nexus and didn't want to deal with carrier/manufacturer bull. There are a few situations where someone with the Galaxy Nexus would wish/need to upgrade to this.

I'm a little doubtful on LG's capabilities as well, but knowing that Google is working with them helps. Google will help LG stay away from their usual tendencies, and make the Nexus a top of the line handset to the market's standards and the holy grail of LG devices. Or, at least that's what I'm hoping. Still going to wait for some reviews on it, and if other manufacturers make a Nexus phone I'll take a look at them as well.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:27

39. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I think that's what most of us are thinking. LG makes some solid phones specwise and even buildwise but always falls short on software. With google at the helm of that, it SHOULD be better. As long as the camera is a top 25% camera and not just merely "average" or below and the reviews dont find something wrong with it, I'll be buying it without another thought.

Then again, I'm looking at my stock LG G-Slate with the "with google" logo on it and wondering why it never got upgraded past 3.1. Of course, I know why and it mostly has to do with Nvidia demanding money to release the hardware code, but still it doesnt inspire much confidence.
On a side note, I have CM10 on it and it runs just fine. :)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:58

41. Donforreal (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

my G-slate wishes it had some jb love as well. Im hopeful this phone wont dissapoint in the way LG has in the past.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:15

42. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you can get JB on it. I've been running it for a few months. Its just through a CM10 offshoot. Works perfectly fine though for everything but the cameras which are DOA thanks to Nvidia.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 19:01

49. Donforreal (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

i love instagram too much, thats why i dont bother :(

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:50

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I don't think it should be the full Nexus name on the back, just the X. I think that would look better.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:07 2

26. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

I hope that there will be a white version.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:19

31. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

hmmmmm LG.. will i get my update

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:35

33. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

LG has designed way better phones than this. Honestly, it doesn't even look that much different from the GNex.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:35

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

That's kind of the point. Its the NEXUS brand identity, not LG's.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 19:38

52. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I suppose. I guess I just like the look of LG's other devices, even though they seem scared of color.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:36

35. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Does anyone else feel iffy about the camera for no odd reason other than it doesnt have the camera hump we've all gotten used to? lol. I know it sounds stupid but it just LOOKS like a weaker camera without it. Hopefully that proves to be false.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 14:48

38. TheCellX (Posts: 50; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

Ugly...terribly ugly.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:03

44. shawman (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

I saw and played with it yesterday and I must say its awesome and Android 4.2( updated JB) seems to have some nice improvements. I hope I can get an unlocked one for a good price.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:03

45. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

What a beautiful device.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:48

48. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

i like the fact it look similiar to the galaxy nexus, the device looks clean & i hope this time LG doesn't make mistakes on the camera

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 19:02

50. opusmax (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Odd that the Google Map address shown on the display is near Ft. Bragg, NC...

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 19:21

51. _VipeR_ (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 May 2011)

The weather notifications look like customization add-ons from CM10, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid. I highly doubt that those were added into stock JB.

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