Nexus 4 With LTE and 32GB of Strorage Rumored for Google I/O

Google may unveil a new Nexus phone at its I/O conference next month, but don’t expect a Nexus 5. A new rumor suggests that a refreshed version of the Nexus 4 could be in the works.

Google is allegedly gearing up to launch a 32GB Nexus 4 with CDMA and LTE radios inside, according to SidhTech. Currently the Nexus 4 is only available in 8GB or 16GB variants and doesn’t support LTE connectivity.

Releasing an LTE-enabled Nexus 4w with CDMA could be a smart move for Google. The company struggled to keep the handset in stock in the Google Play store following its November launch, but the phone only works on GSMA carriers AT&T and T-Mobile and only in 3G. By adding CDMA, the Nexus 4 could work on Verizon and/or Sprint and offer blazing 4G speeds. Hackers have found ways to tinker with the Nexus 4’s inner workings to enable T-Mobile LTE in certain areas, but an official LTE build could get T-Mobile or AT&T LTE everywhere it’s available.

That’s not to say Google won’t eventually launch a Nexus 5, but we just may not see it at this year’s I/O. Rumors suggest that the next-generation Nexus smartphone could feature Nikon camera technology, a 5.2-inch OLED display with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution and a 2.3-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU. 

via SidhTech


AUTHOR BIO
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for Laptopmag.com since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
Lisa Eadicicco on
Twitter Google+
LEAVE A REPLY
Name*
Email* (will not be published)
Website
*Indicates required field
Comments*
Submit Comments

  1. johb Says:

    The nexus 4 doesn’t run on 3g by the way. I get hspa+ 4g speeds of 16mbs on Solavei. But LTE would be nice.

FIND A REVIEW
Laptops
All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Brand
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating Editor's Choice 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
Resolution
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options
SUBSCRIBE