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Report: 32GB LTE Nexus 4 Coming in May

By - Source: Sidh Tech | B 12 comments

A new Nexus 4 already?

One of the biggest surprises when Google unveiled the Nexus 4 was that the phone didn't have support for 4G. The lack of LTE wasn't a deal breaker for everyone (indeed, Google had trouble meeting demand for the competitively priced smartphone), but the omission drew some criticism, especially since many competing devices did have 4G.

If you held off on getting a Nexus 4 because you wanted LTE, you might be in luck. Rumor has it, Google is preparing a 32 GB variant of the phone complete with 4G LTE support. Sidhtech reports that we may see a new variation of the Nexus 4 at Google I/O next month. Though this model will be much the same as the current model, it will feature an increased storage capacity and LTE and CDMA bands.

While this is certainly more likely than a Nexus 5 (which there's also been talk of lately), we can't imagine those that purchased the Nexus 4 when it launched will be too happy. Though the Nexus 4 launched in November, it wasn't really readily available until mid-January. Launching an upgraded version so soon after the Nexus 4 is bound to leave some current Nexus 4 owners miffed. What's more, will people want to invest in the Nexus 4 if they know they Nexus 5 may be coming later this year?

Developed in collaboration with LG (a first for the South Korean company), the Nexus 4 packs a 4.7-inch 1280x768 IPS display (320 ppi), Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera (1.3-megapixel camera up front), a 2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery, NFC, and Android 4.2.

Google I/O is set to kick off in May. The conference will run from May 15 to 17 and will also likely feature more of Google Glass.

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    borisof007 , April 23, 2013 11:41 AM
    I'm still happy with my galaxy nexus for now. I'll wait until Nexus 5 I think.
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    g00fysmiley , April 23, 2013 11:54 AM
    I'd be interested in a large nexus phone, the 4.7 is nice, i like my samsung galaxy nexus, but would like somethign the size of the galaxy note but a nexus so pure android. as for the nexus 4 peopel who bought it wanted it, new tech and models will always be replaced, it doesn't change that they got a good phone for cheap with the origional nexus
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    g00fysmiley , April 23, 2013 11:55 AM
    I'd be interested in a large nexus phone, the 4.7 is nice, i like my samsung galaxy nexus, but would like somethign the size of the galaxy note but a nexus so pure android. as for the nexus 4 peopel who bought it wanted it, new tech and models will always be replaced, it doesn't change that they got a good phone for cheap with the origional nexus
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    whiteodian , April 23, 2013 11:58 AM
    They might phase out the 8GB version and sell the 32GB at the 16GB price and lower the 16GB to the 8GB. I like mine, It's a nice phone.
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    bobafert , April 23, 2013 12:48 PM
    I thought they were saying things like adding a better camera for the next nexus? Either way, when my contract is up in October I will be looking for a smartphone that I can get off contract to use with net10/StaightTalk. Too much money to stay with Verizon since I really don't live and die by my phone. One feature that I have seen that would be nice is the infrared emitter so I can control my TV with my phone. That would be nice for me because I am always loosing the remote.
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    targetdrone , April 23, 2013 12:49 PM
    No micro SDHC slot is still a deal breaker.
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    whiteodian , April 23, 2013 1:23 PM
    Tom's. Your new commenting sucks. I just created a double post by refreshing the page.
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    Hanin33 , April 23, 2013 3:12 PM
    targetdrone: totally agree with you there. i guess most people have better success with their cellular links or are always around wifi connected to their data because i just couldn't imagine having to rely on them. local device storage is a must for my music collection and videos.
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    vern72 , April 23, 2013 5:53 PM
    I have a Nexus 4. I'm not too disappointed that a slight refresh came out so soon. If it was the Nexus 5 then I'd be a bit more miffed.
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    Mike Friesen , April 23, 2013 6:17 PM
    I think people will only really be miffed if the price tag dropped significantly, because the nexus 4 is twice a good deal as anything else off contract. Even an awesome cortex a15 or a s. 600, w/ 4g wouldn't blow away the nexus 4. It's still just too good.
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    DudArino , April 24, 2013 6:11 PM
    I'm not even close to filling up my 16gb...
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    Star72 , May 14, 2013 7:55 AM
    I'm currently very pleased with my Nexus 4. I knew going in that it had 16gb of storage with no expandable storage & no removable battery. While those two things didn't thrill me, the overall specs & reviews of the phone as well as price, "pure" Android OS, & the fact that it's unlocked & contract free were enough to convince me. I doubt I'll upgrade when what I have is more than enough for my usage.