Rumor: LG Nexus 4 with 32GB of Storage, LTE and Key Lime Pie Launching at Google I/O

| April 19, 2013 | 35 Replies

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According to Sidhtech, Google is rumored to launch a slightly revamped Nexus 4 model at Google I/O next month. Rumor has it, the slightly updated hardware will have 32GB of storage and support AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE bands. In addition it’ll launch with Key Lime Pie. Which if it is launching at Google I/O, it is basically a 1000% chance it’ll launch with Key Lime Pie or whatever version of Android they announce at I/O.

We already know that the Nexus 4 that’s currently available has a dormant LTE chip on the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Since it’s based off of the Optimus G which does support LTE. Until Android 4.2.2 was released, Nexus 4 users in Canada and other parts of the world that were on carriers that used the AWS band for LTE were able to grab LTE on their Nexus 4. The Android 4.2.2 officially disabled the LTE option. So it wouldn’t be to hard for Google to turn it back on at Google I/O when or if they launch an LTE Nexus 4 with more storage.

Keep in mind that this is a rumor. But this is the first rumor we’ve heard of a 32GB Nexus 4. You may remember when the 32GB Nexus 7 came out, we had already heard rumors and seen so many leaks about the the extra storage. The Nexus 4 32GB model, this is the first rumor or leak we’ve come across so far. So I’m not completely sure about a 32GB Nexus 4 coming out. But if it does, I know Google will sell a boat load since that was one of the biggest complaints with the Nexus 4 when it launched last fall.

If Google and LG are preparing a 32GB Nexus 4, would you pick it up? Would you sell your 8GB or 16GB Nexus 4 for the 32GB? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Alex has been an Android user since the Motorola Droid back in 2010. He's been a huge Android fan ever since using many of the most popular flagships. He's currently rocking a Moto X and a G2.
  • Bradley Larcher

    Wish this was true. I’ll be standing by with my credit card waiting for users ready to unload the current models. Since I can’t purchase one from the Play Store from my region and LTE will not be coming either anytime soon

  • Ritesh

    I’d be smiling from ear to ear and throwing money at Google/LG at lightning speed if this turned out to be true, and there’s a very good chance it will.

  • Efon

    I’d sell my 16gb nexus 4 immediately if it happened today

  • Joshua Percell

    I may consider giving mine to my girlfriend and getting the new one, but only if I have the money for it.

    • Almighty

      Why do you give things to women? Just sell it.

      • Joshua Percell

        Because my girlfriend currently has a dumb phone. She wants a smartphone, but doesn’t have the money for one.

  • Rémy Zeiss

    I’d be like: “Oh men ! I need that ! I F*****G need that ! How could I even keep on living without it !”.
    And then I would look at my bank account and be like: “Well… Maybe I don’t need it that much after all…”

    • Douglas Deeray Parham

      I feel the same way sometimes, I found a cure though. Keep your current phone near mint as possible for as long as you can. Once a new device drops that meets your current desires, sell and upgrade. That’s what most isheep do when the new ifail gets released.

  • William Smith

    But still no Verizon LTE?

    • Alexander Maxham

      Why would Google put Verizon LTE into the nexus 4? It’s not open. That and Verizon hates Google. Did you see what they did to the Galaxy Nexus?

  • icyrock1

    I would be glad I waited (I’m waiting either for a 32GB nexus 4, or the nexus 5/xphone).

  • Sasha Shepherd

    Yeah, lack of storage is absolutely the #1 dealbreaker for with the N4. I would be very, very interested.

    Only other problem is the removable battery; one of my favorite things about my GS2 is the $15 massive 3500mah battery I bought on eBay, that comes with replacement back cover and case. It makes the phone look stupid, but I deeply don’t care, and gives it true all day performance.

    • Alexander Maxham

      I have the Galaxy S3 and Nexus 4, both 2100mAh batteries, the Nexus 4 lasts longer than the Galaxy S3

  • John Ruble

    I hope they’re able to retroactively enable it on existing handsets! If not, oh well – t-mo hspa+ is plenty fast around here.

  • Ray Rogers

    Better have an updated 1080p screen

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    • Andrei AndreaS Guitchev

      Why on earth would that be better??

      With the same CPU and GPU performance would be significantly reduced.

    • Dewa DeeGee

      Is WXGA not enough for phone? It’s more than enough I guess

  • Joe

    I wouldn’t. I knew 8gb’s would be plenty for me and that remains to be true after many months.

  • Ian Ranson

    Any ideas about whether this would support LTE bands in the UK and Europe?

  • Sammy Yousof

    Nexus 4 needs a better camera!

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  • Nexus guy

    Nexus is a fine product. Still own galaxy Nexus and I didn’t see a reason to change it for nexus 4. From my point of view the drawback is not only storage capacity but also a rather limited accessories range compared to i.e. other Samsung and now LG products. If there were an expansion slot for sd card and a range of accessories would switch right away.

  • Luis Mendez

    If they had an LTE, I would. I’d also buy a 16gb LTE.

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  • Greg Miernicki

    Meh, I sure could use this to replace my Nexus 4 w/ 8 gigs !!

  • Jolly Macwan

    if this is the case i will trade up from my current 16 gb hspa+ model immediately

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  • Kenny Strawn

    I’d probably take the AT&T SIM card out of this MD234LL/A (so as not to violate the contract) and sell it on eBay, putting the resulting cash towards a Nexus 4 (and then some)…

    This rumor almost reminds me of the Nexus 7 rumors last fall (which actually did come true: double the storage, same price)…

  • sayf

    It depends. The current nexus 4 16 GB has two major issues. Heating and battery!
    If they can address these two issues in future models I will sell this one.

    • Dewa DeeGee

      Agreed with you, without it’s bumper case, I even don’t want to hold it when I am gaming =.=

  • freedomspopular

    32 GB should have been standard from the beginning. If you’re going to insist on not allowing people to use microSD, at least give them a usable amount of storage.

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  • Rauel Crespo

    I skipped right over the Nexus 4 because of the lack of a 32GB model. I honestly had $650 ready for a 32GB or 64GB model…I didn’t care if it was almost DOUBLE the price of the 16GB model…13GB of usable space is not enough space for apps that would take advantage of the hardware. I decided to wait…glad I did as the HTC One is perfect. That being said, If a 32GB Nexus 4 is $400 or less or a 64GB Nexus 4 is $700 or less I WILL buy one day one….I’d be happy swapping between the One and the Four every other week.

  • Rauel Crespo

    Didn’t wast my time with the 16GB or 8GB versions. It would be smart to sell 32GB($200) and 64GB($300) versions to give users space for the Apps they’d get. I already have an HTC One, but wouldn’t mind replacing my iPhone4s with the new Nexus 4 as long as a 32GB version is available, regardless the price.