Google Unveils Nexus 4 To Take On Apple’s iPhone 5

Google has just unveiled its next generation flagship Android smartphone – Nexus 4.

Google’s latest smartphone is manufactured in partnership with LG Electronics. It comes with a 4.7-inch screen with 1280-by-768 resolution, 8-megapixel camera, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB RAM and lots more.

Google Nexus 4 will be powered by the Android 4.2, a new version of Jelly Bean, which includes the latest version of Google Now and other new features.

Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7-inch screen with 1280-by-768 resolution. The display has 320 pixels per inch, which is as good as iPhone 5’s gorgeous Retina Display, which has 326 pixels per inch.

It is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB RAM, which Google says along with the fastest version of Android, makes it their snappiest smartphone yet.

It comes with wireless charging capabilities so you can place the Nexus 4 on a charging surface to charge it wirelessly.
It also comes with an 8-megapixel camera that will allow you to take 360° panoramas. Google is calling the Panorama feature – Photo Sphere Camera.
One of the biggest downside of the device does not support 4G LTE networks. It comes with only HSPA+ support.

Android 4.2 comes with new features such as Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard, which Google claims “makes typing fast, fun and a whole lot simpler”. It also adds support for AirPlay like feature, which will allow users to wirelessly stream movies, YouTube videos and games from an Android smartphone to their Miracast-compatible HDTV.

It also comes with Google apps such as Gmail, the brilliant Google Maps app, Chrome browser etc.

Google has priced Nexus 4 very aggressively. The factory unlocked and contract free 8GB Nexus 4 is available for just $299 and 16GB model is available for $349. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract.

Google Nexus 4 goes on sale on November 13th on Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.

Though the Nexus 4 seems like an incremental upgrade compared to previous generation Nexus, it will give Apple’s iPhone 5 a run for its money at that price and with these specifications.

Let us know what you think of Google’s Nexus 4 in the comments.

[via Google]

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