After cancelling its planned launch event in respect for Hurricane Sandy, Google instead announced a line of new products via their blog today. The leaks we began reporting last week turned out to be true – the Nexus 4 from LG, will feature a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS+ LCD HD display with 320 ppi, 1.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (fastest on the market), 2GB RAM, two cameras (8-megapixel back and 1.3 megapixel front), NFC chip, 2,100mAh battery that provides 10-15 hours of talk time, and two storage options (8GB and 16GB).
Google also stated that the phone will feature wireless charging via an inductive charging dock. The back is made of glass – etched, layered glass that sparkles with a strange, almost holographic effect. The screen uses a new “G2” technology which integrates the touch sensor into the Gorilla Glass 2 outer layer allowing a thinner device while bringing the pixels closed to the surface of the display. It will include a micro USB port and a SlimPort HDMI interface.
The device will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (widgets on the lock screen!) and will arrive in stores on November 13, unlocked, priced at $299 (likely around $199 for contract purchases) for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model.