LG Nexus smartphone tipped for 29 October launch

LG and Google are tipped to unveil the LG Nexus smartphone on 29 October, according to the French publication Le Figaro.

The newspaper reported that the device's release will coincide with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 launch, also due take place on the same day. The Windows Phone 8 launch will deliver hotly anticipated smartphones such as HTC's Windows Phone 8X, Nokia's Lumia 920, Samsung's Ativ Smart PC, and the Asus Vivo Tab RT.

Sources at The Verge say they spotted LG's mystery mobile showing up in Carphone Warehouse's inventory system bearing the name 'LG Nexus 4' while others predict it will be called LG Optimus G Nexus.

Leaked images suggest the specifications for the phone will include a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 1,280 x 768 pixel and an 8-megapixel camera. It is also said to run on a minor update of Android dubbed 4.2, with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Like previous Nexus devices, there will apparently be no microSD card for expansion.

Google launched its first tablet, the Nexus 7, in July in partnership with Taiwanese firm ASUS. Google and Samsung are rumoured to collaborate to create a 10in tablet as a high-end follow-up to the Nexus 7. There has also been speculation that the tech giants will partner to produce a new version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, originally released in 2010.

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