Despite still being taken up by new carriers on both sides of the Atlantic throughout January, stock shortages are still plaguing those on the lookout for the LG Nexus 4 – the bargain Smartphone of the decade so far as the flagship of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Frustration is rife and in some areas getting almost out of hand, but once again the annoyance is punctuated with suggestions that the reason is undoubtedly an exciting one – LG is lining up a Nexus 4 successor with a release date sooner than you’d think.
Or to put it another way, there may be a device on the horizon that carries pure LG branding and will in fact go head-to-head with the LG Nexus 4, which is of course emblazoned with the Google branding.
LG made no bones about bragging of the way in which the Nexus 4 would be the “first of many” Smartphones born of the company’s partnership with Google. They also dropped a series of less-than subtle hints that something big would be coming our way at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, signaling that the Nexus 4 may indeed have fallen off LG’s list of priorities.
There is of course the chance that the device in question could be the next collaborative work of the two, but Google pretty much always unveils new products at separate, dedicated release date parties and somewhat shuns the crowds at the scheduled events.
Plus there’s the fact that the Nexus 4 release date seems to have only just arrived, therefore a Nexus 5 this early – or whatever it might be called – seems less than likely.
With regard to specs and features, rumor has it that the mysterious Smartphone that has LG so preoccupied – Nexus or otherwise – will serve up a Full HD screen that trounces the 1280 by 768 of the Nexus 4 with 1920 by 1080 pixels, a quad-core 2GHz processor and up to 2GB of RAM.
As for the OS – if the next LG Superphone is an independent venture you can bet your bottom dollar on Android Jelly Bean. If it carries the Nexus branding, hello Android Key Lime Pie!