Report: 32GB LTE Nexus 4 Coming in May
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.