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Google is now rumored to be introducing a new version of the LG Nexus 4 with 32GB of memory and full LTE connectivity.
LG was originally expected to release a 5-inch version of the Nexus with some spec updates, however, a new report from Android Community revealed this rumor. The site took the news with a grain of salt, but feels it's quite plausible since the Nexus 4 is still fairly new having launched in Oct. The Galaxy Nexus had a similar run launching around that same time in 2011. A new Nexus smartphone will probably arrive in the fall of this year instead.
The current LG Nexus 4 features dormant and disabled 4G LTE radios that have been hacked to work in Canada and with a few select AT&T users. Google could be working with the carriers to enable this LTE functionality while simultaneously introducing the next major build of Android. The rumor points to Verizon releasing this 32GB version with LTE running the latest version of Android.
Specs for the rumored LG Nexus 5 were leaked last month under the code name Megalodon. This device could end up being the successor to the wildly popular LG Nexus 4 as it comes with top-of-the-line features.
The leaked specs for the smartphone included a 5.2-inch OLED Display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, and a 3300 mAh Lithium battery. Other features include gesture like controls and integrated DVB-T along with LTE connectivity which was not available on the LG Nexus 4.
Even though fans will only see a new version of the LG Nexus 4 at Google I/O, this 5-inch version could follow it in the fall.