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Google’s next Nexus smartphone: more specs emerge

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Will the new Google Nexus phone be an LG Optimus G but with only 16GB and only no microSD?

More details have appeared about the upcoming new edition of the Google Nexus phone. In line with recent rumours, it’s still expected to be based on the LG Optimus G, with a few key changes.

A post on the MoDaCo website over the weekend says that it will look different to the Optimus G and some of its specs, as the story says, are “rather shocking”.

The main surprise, according to MoDaCo’s sources, is that it will only come with 8GB or 16GB of memory storage, at least to begin with. Android smartphones can usually be expanded by a decent amount using a microSD card, however, these rumours suggest that the new Nexus phone will not have a card slot.

Another eyebrow-raising claim is that its battery will not be removable, so if you are having power cell problems or you simply like to carry around a charged-up spare for emergencies, then you may be out of luck. However, it will reportedly support built-in wireless charging.

Other specs are mostly as expected. The device is said to run an updated Android stock OS, version 4.2. It will have a quad core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, 1280 x 768 True-HD IPS screen and an 8 megapixel camera.

The as-yet unnamed device is due in November so, as the site says, there’s time for more details to be released or clarified. Other recent rumours have speculated that multiple manufacturers could be making Nexus phones for Google, so this one may not be alone.

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