I have to admit, I was really surprised when news broke that the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was going to be made by LG, and not Samsung. However, it is what it is and since the device, rumored to be called the LG Optimus G Nexus, still bears the Nexus name, it’s still something worth keeping an eye on.

Today, we’ve got a follow-up to yesterday’s leak and more pictures of the LG Optimus G Nexus. These two photos where shared on the XDA forums and gives us a better look of the device’s back, which shows a “not for sale” tag and reveals the device’s model number as LG E960:

And here’s the device’s front. You can see that it’s kept the aesthetics of its predecessor, the Samung Galaxy Nexus. Heck, you can even say that it looks like the Samsung Galaxy SIII, only this device is in black and has a silver bezel:

LG Optimus Nexus G Front

Now that we have a better look, I think it’s safe to say that the device will be going up against the Samsung Galaxy SIII and not the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The only problem I’m seeing is that the rumored specs for the device seem a little weak when compared to phones that are already out in the market. Have a look for yourself:

  • CPU: quad core ARMv7 1.5GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory: 8GB (no SD slot)
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Android version: JellyBeanMR1
  • Kernel 3.4.0
  • Screen: 768×1184 (320 dpi)
  • 4.7-inch display
  • Camera: 8 MP

Newer Android devices are already coming out with 13 MP cameras and that paltry 8 GB Internal Memory that’s non-expandable may be a deal breaker for some. Again, at this point, these are all just rumors and for LG and Google’s sake, I really hope they are. These specs as it is won’t be turning any heads. They need to step up their game if they want the next Nexus device to make a big splash.

Would you pick the LG Optimus G Nexus over the Samsung Galaxy SIII? What kind of features would you like Google and LG to incorporate in this device? Discuss in the comments below!


UPDATE: High quality photos of the LG Optimus G Nexus are now available! Check them out here!


[via Android Central]

  1. Cant take a little criticism? Says discuss and you delete comments? What phones could you possibly be talking about that make this ohone look weak? Dont you think its odd your article contradicts every other article on the internet about the lg optimus g nexus?

  2. I take it the comment from “anon” is yours? We don’t delete comments but sometimes they do take a while to show up. 🙂 And yes, thoughts about the LG Optimus Nexus G, even if they’re contrary to what we’ve presented, are certainly welcome.

    The Galaxy SIII and the phone this is supposedly based out of, the LG Optimus G, are two good examples of phones that, as a whole, offer more. Again, the LG Optimus G Nexus looks “weak” based on these rumored specs. 8 GB memory, no microSD support, no LTE — I guess I am just expecting more from a flagship device. However, who knows? Maybe it will turn out to be more powerful once we get an official announcement from Google or LG.

  3. I imagine it will have LTE, especially if it releases in the US. The 8 GB memory is way too low though if there is no microSD.

  4. Or get the lg optimus g from at&t or sprint. this is googles version of the lg optimus g which would be purchased unlocked from the google play store.

  5. with only 8gb of storage, and 8MP camera, this phone is an absolute POS. Also if it has anything less than a 3300mAh battery, that only solidifies it’s status as a POS that should be avoided.

    Google and LG have missed the boat on this one.
    If they rectify those issues – 32gb and 64gb internal storage, 13MP camera and 3300mAh battery, then they would have redeemed themselves and produced an awesome best seller phone , other wise avoid this POS at all costs.

  6. It will have more than 8gb, these are just demo phones. What you can possibly have against 8MP camera is beyond me. Only the droid razr maxx has a 3300mAh battery. Other phones don’t even come close.

  7. this “POS” has the best specs out of any android phone and more than doubles most benchmark tests. most phones have an 8mp camera not sure why your upset about that. why would it need such a huge battery? it would just weigh more and be thicker. you must be an apple sheep.

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