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LG Nexus to come with choice of 8GB or 16GB storage capacity?

LG is likely to be the next Android smartphone manufacturer tasked with building the fourth iteration of the Nexus smartphone - Google’s showcase smartphone - which will almost certainly come with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Anonymous sources have told UK mobile news website MoDaCo that the handset will come with either 8GB or 16GB onboard storage, with a non-removable battery and no microSD card slot. The last two “features” have been commonplace for iPhone users, though not for Android users.

Most Android smartphones, excluding top of the range devices from HTC, come with a microSD slot and a removable battery. It would therefore be a monumental surprise if LG and Google decided to handicap the forthcoming Nexus.

(opens in new tab)Other purported features likely to make it to the handset include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 system-on-chip, 2GB of RAM, a 1,280 x 768 True-HD IPS display, an 8-megapixel camera, wireless charging and a release date expected towards mid-November.

Given that the current Optimus 4X HD smartphone is available from a mere £300 and comes with roughly the same specifications (with half the system memory but twice the onboard storage and a removable battery), the LG Nexus is likely to be a very hard sell indeed.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.