BGR has managed to drop the curtain surrounding Mountain View’s next-gen flagship smartphone. Rumored to be named the Nexus 4G, the device will feature dual-core CPU (running at 1.2 or 1.5 GHz); either a OMAP 4460 or low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon. The display is expected to be massive, and it is possible that Google has done away with the capacitative menu buttons below the screen in favor of software-based controls.
Like any superphone worth its salt, the device will run on 4G LTE networks, and house 1GB of RAM. The Nexus will be capable of 1080p video capture and playback, and will house both a 1 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel rear camera, which will produce high quality low-light images. Despite the fact that many Android devices feature 8 megapixel cameras, the images are sub-par compared the the iPhone 4′s 5 megapixel sensor. Hopefully, the Nexus 4G will focus on quality over quantity.
The Nexus 4G will run Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” out-of-the-box, and like current Google phones, will receive OTA updates with little delay. Google has been pushing the boundaries of mobile technology for years, and will surely set the status quo with their next device. There is no release date set or specific carrier information at this time.