New pictures of the LG Optimus G Nexus leak, plus specs and a camera sample

New pictures of the LG Optimus G Nexus leak, plus specs and a camera sample
The Optimus G Nexus keeps on slipping through the NDA cracks, and today we have another batch of clear photos showcasing the device with its rounded Nexus-y shape, which is quite different from what we saw when LG invited us to check out the "real" Optimus G in Korea.

An XDA-Devs member leaked the pictures below, and also spelled out the specifications, confirming what we know so far, and, unfortunately, the fact that he didn't see a microSD card slot along with the device. 

We say unfortunately, since he checked, and the device has just 8GB of internal memory, rocking it like your average midranger these days.

  • CPU: core quad ARMv7 1.5GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory: 8GB (and I haven't found SD slot)
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Android version: JellyBeanMR1
  • Kernel 3.4.0
  • Screen: 768x1184 (320 dpi)
  • Camera: 8 MP

Google apparently wants its Nexus stable to be more reliant on cloud storage than manufacturers themselves usually do, but let's see a launch announcement and pricing, and then we'll talk whether 8GB is decent or not, since it might have just wanted to keep the device affordable. 

A NenaMark 2 bench appeared as well, confirming the HD+ screen resolution, and the powerful Adreno 320 GPU, so we can sleep tight knowing that we are covered in high specs comfort with the Optimus G Nexus. 

There was also a camera sample, which is just someone's ball of spaghetti, but reveals the camera capabilities for the first time since we tested the 13MP module in our hands-on with the Optimus G, which is the bigger brother of the 8MP one in the LG Nexus.

source: XDA-Devs, AA & Droid-life

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1. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

I won't complain much since its a google phone and has a really nice screen. But repeat after me LG "Put at least 16gb internal storage and micro sd slot. Cloud technology is overated."

7. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

yup. but I don't think it will be 8GB - maybe it was only for devs to cut the costs of production... or maybe... this is a $300 unlocked phone to go on fire like the Nexus 7? btw, I don't like relying on the cloud either. I prefer card slots and yes, at least 16GB.

18. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i strongly believe it's a prototype and 8gb means nothing in that case.

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I would never get a phone with 8GB of storage unless there is a microSD card slot. If they decide NOT to include the microSD card slot then a MINIMUM of 32GB of storage is needed. I firmly believe this is just a prototype & 8GB was included. This WILL never see the light of day. If Google decides to shove cloud based storage down our throats then it will be one of the biggest FAILS in recent times. Cloud is not for everyone & Google I think is smart enough not to do something so crazy. Why is there talk of a 32GB Nexus 7? Point made I think. lol

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I use kloud storage (my letter "see" key is stuk, forgive me.) for pretty mutsh everything these days. However, I dont want to be forsed to either. My dox, most of my musik (i keep some on the devise just in kase.) Hell, even my pix auto bak up to G+. All that said, I'd still like to see at LEAST 16 on there. having low memory is not an exkuse to make it sheaper. Your talking the differense of a few pennies at ekonomies of skale, nothing that is going to make any big differense in the final kost. Frikkin "see" key,... ugh..literally just stopped working... grrrrr...

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

If this thing is cheap! and cloud storage is good enough to use! then you can believe i will be lookin at it LOL :) With all those MONSTER SPECS you're gonna not wanna get it cuz of low memory?? like i said if cloud storage is convenient enough to use then it should be excuseable......but also lets look for what other nexuses are available from sony, htc, and others before getting tied up to this one........things are getting better and better :)

32. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I personally stream everything, music, movies, radio, you name it. I only keep episodes of HIMYM your this season, lol.

33. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Big bang theory for me

34. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Let's hope that they are not taking a page out of Apple's book. (itunes)

2. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

8 gig wont be enough to store my hentai clips alone. ^___^

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

wtf did I just read?

3. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

8GB internal memory only?!? Oh man that would be pretty outrageous, no matter how much this thing will cost

27. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

especially the nexus phones where developer phones but with only 8GB.. i hope the g nexus 2 has more GB storage.. i think its a handicap

4. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

either google is really pushing cloud storage, or they're trying to make a very great smartphone at a very low price (like nexus 7)

5. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Well they better make a lesser affordable option available to consumers... As the iPhone 5 has proven, the cost of the phone won't matter as much if you create something people truly desire. I imagine a number of people would gladly plunk down cash on a higher GB model without issue. If 8GB is all we get I know they've lost me as a consumer, which is a shame since I love my Galaxy Nexus...

24. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

i suppose if they make multiple nexus devices, htc nexus 5 will be on the top

8. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Android is now only about specs...u see all rumors about android come saying 1.7GHz quad core 2GB ram 4.6 inch screen Thats wrong......end user does not care about these...he only needs a great phone which has USEFUL features unlike S3...

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Ok, I'm warming up to the design a bit. But the camera placement is still a bit off. Also, WAY too much bottom bezel. Either make it shorter or give it a longer display but keep the same dimensions.

10. Katrina

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

Okay I'm sorry. I need too pass on this one. Where's the Xperia nexus? I want photos!

11. OakleyDoakely

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

It's not spaghetti its jjajangmyeon.

12. bluexperia

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

8gb nowadays is just like the 512mb on the old days....

13. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

8 gb my ass, not when the original is 16gb. I guarantee it will not be 8gb

22. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're referring to the last Nexus device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, not the original. The original Nexus, the Nexus One had .5GB of onboard storage, but it did have microSD.

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

If this is true then Google needs to wisen up fast and see the lessons learned by htc and sony this year,people WANT memory card slots. Both htc and sony have admitted leaving them out was a bad move and their very newest models just about to be released are now featuring memory card slots. 8gb internal memory only will see this phone passed on as people will choose other top androids

15. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


16. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

8GB WTF?! That would be ridiculous, where is the Cloud when i'm on the subway? Where is the Cloud when i'm on the plane?! Google sort this Cloud nonsense immediately!

17. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

8 gb ? you've got to be kidding me im sticking with my galaxy nexus, this phone design isn't good, especially the back side, it looks very very AWKWARD

19. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012


20. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I have to be honest aswell, It looks to much like the galaxy nexus and I will not be purchasing if it does. I love the Galaxy Nexus design but when I upgrade I want to feel like I have a new phone. This is why i always bashed iphone for the 4 to the 4s.

23. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

guys if they can sell an 8GB one for the average consumer at lets say 300 off contract and free on contract It would be a HIT they will have a 16GB version and possibly a 32GB version too so calm down

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