- By Kevin
- 22 April, 2013
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At long last, LG will reportedly launch a Nexus 4 model with full-blown LTE support in May. The upgraded flagship phone will also double down on internal storage, with 32GB on board.
LG has already tweaked the Nexus 4 once, though it was a comparatively minor update. The addition of teeny, tiny feet to the back of its shell isn’t even in the same ballpark as a major revision like this.
Some enterprising Canadians figured out that the original Nexus 4 was capable of riding LTE airwaves — at least certain frequencies. LG confirmed as much shortly after, saying that it was prohibitively expensive to completely remove LTE support. They chose instead to simply disable it.
So if you’re tweaking a phone to support the world’s fastest wireless networks, why not give it a bump in storage, too? Google can barely keep the 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 models in stock, so clearly the reduced capacity hasn’t been hampering sales so far. Still, if you’re bumping up to LTE you might as well throw in some additional NAND for your customers, right?
When will we hear more about the LTE Nexus 4? Google I/O would work well for a reveal, especially since a new Nexus phone isn’t expected until the fall.
Then again, the source of this new report didn’t offer any details about where its information came from or whether it’s been corroborated. It does, however, line up with previous rumblings from the Android community at large. Late last year there was talk that a 32GB LTE Nexus 4 might wind up on Verizon’s network some time late in the first quarter of 2013.
Sure, a May arrival is a tad on the late side, but with all the fulfillment issues Google and LG have dealt with so far a short delay had to be expected.