Apparently Google isn’t cutting any corners when it comes to power. The Nexus 4G is rumoured to be running either a 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz dual-core processor under its hood. That would make it at least as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy S II, if not more.
Obviously LTE is expected to be a feature with a name like “Nexus 4G” and we’d also be pleasantly surprised if there was much of a change to the screen size or resolution, but we’re not counting on it.
1GB of RAM, a 5-8MP camera, 1080p video capture, a front-facing camera (probably around 1-1.3MB) and, of course, Android 2.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich – are all probably safe bets for this puppy as well. Normally we wouldn’t think a device would be released with the newest version of Android so quickly, but that’s the whole point of the Google Nexus line; they’re always the first to be updated when Android upgrades its operating system.
BGR suggests that the device will be made available sometime around American Thanksgiving (November 26th) so we have a while to wait yet to see if our bet is on the ball.
Whether or not we’ll ever see the Nexus 4G in Australia is anyone’s bet. Both Telstra and Vodafone are on their way to having their own LTE networks but they probably won’t reach that goal before the release date. However, even without LTE support the Nexus 4G should still hold up against the competition on a 3G network if its specs hold out.
One thing is certain though. If the Nexus 4G is anything like the Nexus S we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes on it as we approach a release date.