Google officially announced the new Nexus smartphone on Monday (29 October 2012) in spite of hurricane Sandy causing the search giant to postpone its launch event.
Though there were few surprises thanks to the many leaks leading up to the eventual unveiling, the device, its maker (LG), and its specifications are finally official.
Android 4.2 will still be called “Jelly Bean” (as Android 4.1 is), but is set to include features such as multi-user support, Photo Sphere, and gesture-based typing.
The table below shows how the specifications of some of the high-end Android smartphones compare to one another, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X.
|Specifications||Nexus 4||Galaxy Nexus||Samsung Galaxy S3||HTC One X|
|Dimensions||133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm||135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm||134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm|
|Operating system||Android 4.2||Android 4.1||Android 4.0 (in SA)||Android 4.0 (in SA)|
|Display||4.7″ WXGA (768×1280) IPS||4.65″ 720p HD (720×1280) Super AMOLED||4.8″ 720p (720×1280) AMOLED||4.7″ 720p (720×1280) IPS S-LCD2|
|Storage, expandable||No||No||microSD (64GB SDXC)||No|
|Processor||1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (quad-core)||1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 (dual core ARM Cortex-A9)||1.4GHz Exynos 4212 quad||1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 (quad core)|
|Graphics||Adreno 320||PowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz||Mali-400MP||ULP GeForce|
|Cellular data||21Mbps HSPA+||HSPA+||21Mbps HSPA+||21Mbps HSPA+|
|SIM type||Micro SIM*||Mini SIM||Micro SIM||Micro SIM|
|Specifications marked with * come from reports, not official spec sheets|