This has to be a symptom of a very broken industry where an up coming device can be reviewed before it has even officially been launched.¬†Belarusian blog¬†Onliner¬†has published¬†a “preliminary review” of the prototype smartphone which actually doesn’t leave much updating when it’s officially launched.
The specifications match what the rumor mill is producing, like the¬†Optimus G¬†it is ¬†powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM. ¬†The Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution on an IPS panle, which would make this the first Nexus phone to use an LCD instead of an AMOLED screen with a PenTile subpixels.
Since this is a review of a prototype device we can’t really call a verdict on the handset, the Android Jelly Bean¬†implementation¬†is buggy, which makes sense since its a prototype. ¬†The benchmarks are also¬†pitiful, which would be in line with a non optimized unit.
French newspaper¬†Le Figaro¬†has reported¬†that the “LG Nexus 4″ will be announced on October 29th, and we’ll be waiting until then to provide a verdict on this phone.