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LG Nexus in the Wild One More Time, Owner Reveals Details – 8GB Storage, 8MP Camera and More

Another prototype LG Nexus (LG-E960) has surfaced over at XDA and the owner is taking questions from curious onlookers. The pictures itself aren’t all that new, but he’s confirming specs and any other detail that you can throw at him. 

So far, he has confirmed that the device only has 8GB of internal storage and he hasn’t found a microSD slot yet. This matches up to an earlier rumor that suggests there would only be 8GB and 16GB options, a move we assumed was done to keep the price ultra low.

This lucky new Nexus owner said that the processor is a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. It has 2GB RAM, an 8MP camera, 768×1184 (slightly different than what we saw earlier in a benchmark). The device does not have an LTE chip and is about the same thickness as the Galaxy Nexus.

To find out more, I suggest you hover at the XDA thread below and wait for him to answer more questions.

Via:  XDA

Cheers Scott!

  • androidpro13

    It will have LG’s new” high density” 2150 mAy battery. The battery is lasting really long on the Optimus G and should be even better on a Nexus device running straight Google.

  • That thing’s sexy! 🙂

  • m3tr1c

    I don’t see how this is much improvement over my galaxy nexus. Besides the camera, and processor its downgrades itself with losing LTE and having very limited space at 8 GB or 16 GB. This has to be a phone that doesn’t get released here. With the loss of LTE itself it can’t really be regarded as a NEXUS proudly. If it had those specs plus 32 GB and LTE then this would be a winner but as it stands now….if multiple manufacturers are making a nexus I’ll be waiting for the motorola or Samsung variant. Hoping they do better than what LG has done. They’ve disgraced the NEXUS name if you ask me.

  • Nexus Fan

    Verizon might get this phone because if anyone will remember they used to heavily market and stock lg phones like the: EnV, EnV2, EnV3, EnV Touch, Chocolate, etc. But that was in the feature phone era so i guess just wait and see…

  • CharlesJorgenson

    8gb lol wtf are they thinking

  • KreeTerry

    I feel like if this thing looks too much like the gnex its not gonna be as succesful as it could be. I mean itd be one thing if sammy was making it but the fact that LG is making its first nexus device and its basically just updating the gnex with a slightly different look and new internals doesnt really impress me. Show me what you can design, not how you can improve on someone elses.

  • j4ckalop3

    8 gigs? no thanks…

  • Riz Virani

    The device does not have an LTE chip and is about the same thickness as the Galaxy Nexus.

    GSM only?

  • Mchl496

    umm it doesn’t need a big battery if its going with no LTE.

  • ddevito

    …Has anyone given any thought to the idea of Google marketing this Nexus to the mid-level and lower end market? Don’t you think the 8GB option is a clear indication?!

    To those who don’t remember, the Nexus program isn’t to make fans drool over phones. It was meant to serve as an example to Android OEMs to direct them and guide them on how to make a device, etc – and there has been talks all summer that Google was going to start marketing Android (and Nexus phones) to the mid-level and lower markets.

    Plus, there will most likely be a “higher” end Nexus device (GNex 2, etc) to supplement the high end market for this year’s flaghsip high-end phone.

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that there will be multiple Nexus devices. Not to flood the high-end market, but to fill multiple market channels.

    • PhoenixPath

      “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that there will be multiple Nexus devices.”

      I don’t think this is a forgone conclusion. As far as I know, all we have regarding that is rumors…based on rumors.

      Really, that’s all we have regarding this device as well. Rumors, a 1.0 rev hardware screenshot, and more rumors. We really don’t know squat at this point.

      If they plan on releasing multiple devices with a wide range of specs/storage amounts, I think a lot of the folks who have an issue with the 8GB/16GB limit will be appeased. If that is not the case though (and we really have no way of knowing), then there is some cause for disappointment.

      I suppose we will see…eventually. Until then, it looks like we get to watch people claim “8GB should be enough for everyone!”. Heh…fun…

  • k3ith_T

    I hope these specs are wrong. If so no LTE and no micro SD slot equals Fail.

  • Art Holguin

    looks like much wasted space on the top and bottom of the screen. I prefer on screen buttons but maybe a larger screen to make up for the button bein on screen no point in having so much space on top and buttom of the screen.

  • Ryan5609

    I would obviously love more than 8GB of storage, but I would be able to get by seeing how most of my music and movies are all stored via the cloud. If they have a non-contract Verizon version that will be sold via the Play store I will but one on day one. Yeah I know this is very unlikely considering this is HSPA+, and Verizon kinda just sucks at stuff like that (selling phones off contract, that don’t cost $600), but they could have an LTE model at some point, here’s to hope.

  • unknown_prson

    8GB should be ram size

  • Robert Jakiel

    The only reason I can think of for a 8 meg Nexus phone is to introduce it at a disruptive price. $250 – $300 for this on the Google Play store. Otherwise it won’t sell well at all.

  • ddevito

    Folks need to stop with the SD nonsense. Google dumped them a long time ago for performance reasons. They’re also unstable. Get over it.

    • JoshGroff

      The only thing I miss is the convenience when it comes to switching devices. RIP SD cards, you will be missed once every few months.

      • ddevito

        True but not worth it.

  • Butters619

    8GB storage is a show stopper. No LTE is another. I’ll pass this round.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    For me: 8GB is laughable; 16GB is definitely doable; 32 GB is comfortable and preferred.
    16GB with a solid/really good camera/camera software, and a solid battery and I’d be intrigued. 32GB and a garbage camera and/or small battery and Google can forget it. I’m not doing the worst parts of the GNEX over again.

  • Colin Lewis

    If there is not curved glass I am leaving.

  • Headphone jack at the top? Bleh….

    • picaso86

      Actually is on the bottom…

      • Is this confirmed somewhere? Previous pictures have shown it at the top.

  • MichaelFranz

    8GB just is not going to cut it. That will probably turn me off on this

  • Looks like a neat phone, but only 8GB no way. Even 16GB is not enough. It there is no sd card then it is a no go for me. I’ll stick with my 32gb Galaxy Nexus. I know you could use Google Drive, Dropbox, etc… but what about people who don’t have unlimited data? You don’t want to waste your data pulling down stuff you already own if you don’t have too. Plus streaming movies or music is usually not as good an experience as having it stored locally.

    • JoshGroff

      Totally agree, I can handle 16GB on a tablet since it’s mostly just for games/movies, but my phone I use as an MP3 player/camera and I need that storage space for my tunes.

  • Ravishing Rick Rude.

    I’ll pass.

    • “What I’d like to have right now is for all you LG loving losers, keep the noise down while I take my robe off and wait to give the ladies a Nexus with better specs.”

      • Ed G

        Rick Rude FTW!

  • PhoenixPath

    8GB is fail (imo) until we can manage the library from our device. This includes the ability to add/remove tracks, edit tags/info, and so on.

    It also wouldn’t hurt to have a decent player app.

    I’ll stick with my Galaxy Nexus until a Nexus with greater than 16GB comes out or they add some library management capabilities.

    (Disclosure: I haven’t used the “Play Music” app since it’s release. If they have finally added some of that capability, please feel free to correct me)

  • florious80

    At first this scared me with 8 GB of storage. My freaking OG Droid had more than that. But then I remembered that this is a prototype and there’s no way they leave it at 8 GB for a phone without microSD slot for actual production. If it eventually ship with only 8 GB, life will not be good for you LG…..

  • snakeinthegrass

    No LTE. No Deal. Why take a step back?

  • Leo

    My wish list includes BEFORE THE HUGE BATTERY that VZW will carry this phone, than a huge battery 😀

  • MotoRulz

    In a word “underwhelmed”

  • No lte chip?

  • They should put a huge battery.

  • ” and he hasn’t found a microSD slot yet”… is he hoping to find it later?!

    • JoshGroff

      It’s hidden underneath the screen, I knew it!

  • Larizard

    So can we like spend more money on 16 more GB of flash memory instead of making the back of the phone sparkle?

  • DroidCLH2

    I’m just going to pick whichever nexus has the best battery life and the ability to hold a signal…..unlike SOME phones…….*my galaxy nexus*

  • Alex Vecchio

    Anyone think that till will come to verizon? i know the galaxy nexus for verizon really was not a “true” nexus but the fact is i want a AOSP phone and im due for a upgrade on the 31st. i plan on getting the galaxy s3 (and flashing AOKP or anything AOSP). i would go with the galaxy nexus being that its 50 bucks for 2 year contract, but battery life is just horrid on it.

    what do you guys think? get the 3S or wait to see if this comes to verizon ?


    Give me a nexus made by samsung if it ain’t broke ain’t nothing to fix…. I will never buy a lg phone never. I would try Motorola again before I go lg… Hell why not let pantech make a nexus.

  • VZWIndirect

    8 and 16GB models with no SD storage…now there is one iPhone feature that they don’t want to copy.

    Hell, the cheapest multi-media and basic phones have SD slots, why the hell make a Smartphone thats not for stupid iPeople that doesn’t have removable storage?

    Sure, cloud storage is nice, but Unlimited data and reliable signal are all but gone these days for anyone who doesn’t live and work in a major city, so for the rest of us, having somewhere to store media is a necessity.

  • joejoe5709

    Congats to LG for building some cred and stepping up to the Nexus plate. They desperately need a PR boost. I’m sure the specs are going to be awesome and the fact it’s a Nexus brings out all the fanboy feelings inside, but I just can’t excited for this. Not sure why. Perhaps part of the appeal of the Gnex was ICS and updates. Since I’ll be getting this software soon after its release, I’m not hellbent on having the latest and greatest phone. And… umm… holy bottom chin bezel batman! Youch. I hope this is very very pre-production.

  • Hatyrei

    Can we evolved to another Megapixel pls… they say 5mp is perfect now it’s 8MP come’on 2013 is coming….let’s bump that MP’s more maybe 16MP 🙂 OR 40+ MP like the Nokia 808 Pureview.

  • wdsd

    8gb. . . That had better be a joke. Seriously.