LG Nexus phone coming mid-November with wireless charging: rumor

LG Nexus phone coming mid-November with wireless charging: rumor
We just heard about the first LG Nexus phone hands-on report, and now the device, based on the LG Optimus G, is said to be coming in the middle of November with wireless charging on board, according to MoDaCo.

This future Nexus phone by LG - despite its similarity with the Optimus G - won’t look like the LG Android flagship. And earlier, we've heard that it will ship with the newest Android 4.2.

On the inside, though, expect equally impressive hardware. The LG Nexus is said to feature the following:

  • quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 768 x 1280 True-HD IPS display
  • on-screen keys
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 8GB and 16GB versions
  • internal storage will NOT be expandable via microSD
  • non-removable battery
  • wireless charging

LG and Google are still deciding on the retail name of the device, but with a launch in just over a month, that should be settled pretty soon.

source: MoDaCo

LG Nexus phone coming mid-November with wireless charging: rumor

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116 Comments

1. rcjrdrummer

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

better be on verizon, or that will be the biggest mistake they'll ever make

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

Why? So Verizon can delay the updates the same way it took them over 3 months to get Jellybean on the G-Nex? Verizon's updating timeframes are a joke.

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why would it be? Verizon screwed up with the Galaxy Nexus. Why should they get another one?

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Guys there is no point in getting a Nexus phone if you are not willing to root. Even if you choose not to root you get it a 3 month wait is WAY shorted than anyone else. This Nexus is going to be GREAT!

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

My English is busted right now. I meant to say that to wait 3 months for an update is way better than anyone else. It's just that Verizon tests the sh*t out of the update. They have standards to maintain. Anyone from the ORIGINAL Droid days know about bad updates. Verizon learned from their mistakes. lol

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Guys there is no point in getting a Nexus phone if you are not willing to root." Yes, there is! For example what if I don't want any additional User Interface like a TouchWiz or Sense. Also Nexus device is kind of proof that you will get next Android version. :) Also I don't feel need to use wireless charger at all. I even don't see how it could be more user-friendly, It is almost the same way as you charge using charging dock. Also wireless charging is not good for your health!

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I kinda alluded to that on my post # 22. I agree with you 100% you are clearly right! +1

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thanks, SuperAndroidEvo, I just expressed my opinion. :) +1 for you too.

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"8GB and 16GB versions" 8GB and 16GB - is it a joke? Let's hope that it is only rumors and there will be 32GB and 64GB! :( "on-screen keys" I wish that they was like LG Optimus G or HTC One X+ hase but not on the screen like Samsung Galaxy Nexus has. I hope that it is also only rumors. :(

44. mills0806

Posts: 37; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

It is funny that a new advanced Smartphone will have amazing specs. But will also have entry level storage. Having 8-16 GB storage is fine if you offer MicroSD to allow for additional storage.

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

16GB hardly but may be still livable. But 8GB is just a joke, even my old Nokia N95 8GB had 8GB in 2007.

55. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I don't see how you guys are using all of this memory... I don't even use 2 GB on my GS2. Granted, all my music is on my iPod, and that uses about 10 GB. But that's still only 12 GB. Do you all download tons of apps? Photography? Copious amounts of music? I mean really, this boggles my mind ever time someone mentions memory.

56. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"But that's still only 12 GB." You just got answered to your own question! So if there will be maximum only 16GB an let's say that you already have ~12GB of music so, 16 - 12 and we have only 8GB... What about apps, photos, various documents and video recordings?

63. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well yeah, but my iPod and my phone aren't the same thing. I only use 2 GB on my GS2, but my iPod has all of my music. I know people use their phone for music as well though. I've downloaded quite a bit of apps (most for customization), but still haven't broken 3 GB. Photos I can understand, but even 8 GB can hold a couple thousand 8MP (I say 8 because that's the average camera for smartphones now) JPEG images, or a couple hundred uncompressed 8MP images.

72. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Well yeah, but my iPod and my phone aren't the same thing. I only use 2 GB on my GS2, but my iPod has all of my music. I know people use their phone for music as well though." Exactly, some people don't use separate devices. "Photos I can understand, but even 8 GB can hold a couple thousand 8MP (I say 8 because that's the average camera for smartphones now) JPEG images, or a couple hundred uncompressed 8MP images." Agree, but you forgot about video recordings, uncompressed videos take up alot of space.

74. minteke

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

16 - 12 and we have only 8GB - nice calculation! ;-)

77. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! Sorry, I was on rush to type. :D

57. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

ROMs, kernels, movies, cartoons, music & games. I have AOKP Build 4, Eclipse Build 15, Vanir AOSP, CNA 3.6.6, Leankernel 4.3.0, Faux Kernel, Popcorn Kernel 11.7, Franco Kernel r276, GTA III, Max Payne, Modern Combat 3, 35 Bugs Bunny cartoons, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Transformers the Movie '86, over 110 apps, 480 songs & I still have about 9GB left on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus. How about that?

67. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

whoa man.. I am impressed bro. btw i need a lil help if you dont mind. i am running AOKP build 4 right now on my Gnex with trinity kernel and i love it. Can you suggest me anything else i might like as I am still new to this stuff.

75. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know Eclipse Build 16 is around the corner. He released a trial version but the official build 16 should be close. I love Eclipse because first of all its 100% sexy black. I hate the grays in Jelly Bean. Also it has great battery life & COMES with Trinity also out of the box. It's very smooth & very responsive. Don't get me wrong AOKP is boss ESPECIALLY build 4. If I were you try Eclipse build 16 when it comes out. For me Trinity Kernel works a little funky on MY GNex. For some reason it drains my battery. That is the only Kernel that gives me problems. I believe everyone that it's good Kernel it's just my OMAP 4 doesn't like it because all OMAP 4 are not created equal. My OMAP 4 likes Franco & Faux's Kernels best. Popcorn & LeanKernel a very close second. Heck I might put it there with them. I run Franco's r276 Kernel with 512GPU @ 1.5GHz. I get GREAT response, sweet smoothness & very good battery. AGAIN for my GNex.

78. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Dude some games and navigation apps are over 2gb all by themselves. So you would rather carry two devices rather than one large capacity one?

99. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I couldn't believe that I "had" 4GB of internal memory, but was only given 1+GB to actually use... I was disappointed, and was I more than glad to have that 32GB microSDHC card for my music and etc... The OS and the other data occupied so much of the space, that the phone was barely available to hold much apps on the internal memory. The HTC Inspire 4G is truely an entry Android Smartphone in my books. But when I got it, I was really excited and happy, having made a switch from a featurephone. I wanted the HTC One X+ to have a 2GB of RAM and a microSD slot... I might have to settle with the Galaxy Note II now... I'm going to be upgrading from a rooted HTC Inspire 4G, and I love Sense 3.0/3.5.

98. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Try dealing with a rooted HTC Inspire 4G... It is listed as 4GB of internal memory, but in reality a little over 1GB is usable (obviously because of the OS). I am using a 32GB microSD card with it, with the musics on the microSD card being at least 8GB. Since it's rooted, I need to leave space for the ROM's and backups, where each backup of ROM's take up at least 1.35~2GB of space. I also have all of the apps that can be moved over onto the microSD card (e.g. couple of games) so that I can still have room to download apps, and a lot of the apps are still unable to be moved over to the microSD card. Right now, I think I only have a little over 1GB on my 32GB microSD card, and somewhere between 325 and 400MB of internal storage.... I really hate this lack of space, and can't wait to upgrade to a One X+, Galaxy Note II (might be a little too large for me for normal, daily use), LG Optimus G, and possibly the SGS3 (unless AT&T decides to get the 32GB and the 64GB version becomes available). I would love to have as much internal memory as possible since it quicker to load apps, music, and files in general, than trying to load them when the data is saved on the microSD card. The microSD card is a HC variant, but of class speed 4, so I understand that the extent of which the loading speeds are slow, may increase with a higher class speed microSDHC card. No matter what, I would need at least 32GB, if not 64GB with a microSD slot. I hate using an iPod or using an additional device just for music. I just don't like it when I can listen to music and multi-task on my "smartphone". I also need a battery with a really high and large capacity such as 3,300mAh for example, in the RAZR MAXX, but that's not the point of this argument. I understand your point, but a lot of use our phone for other purposes, a multimedia device, essentially.

87. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about free space, maybe Google want us to use their content ecosystem and limiting onboard storage is how they seem to have decided to encourage users to do that? :(

97. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yeah, it's pretty much been confirmed that the reason Google is using less on-board storage is not only to lower the cost, but to adapt us into using their cloud services as well.

100. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I hate cloud... I don't want to entrust my data on the internet...

70. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Even if you choose not to root you get it a 3 month wait is WAY shorted than anyone else." What are you talking about? Ever heard of the unlocked GSM G-Nex?

73. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

He's talking about the Verizon Nexus that took nearly 3 months to get Jelly Bean.

26. rcjrdrummer

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

True... Verizon has to figure their s*** out. But they do have the best 4g service, I'll give them that.

48. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

why should verizon "earn" their right to the Nexus? first of all, i don't consider the Galaxy Nexus a nexus really.. and 2nd of all. why because you're but hurt about verizon getting late updates should all of the verizon customers be punished? thanks for the support yo.....

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