Rumors have been swirling that LG will soon launch a Nexus phone based on the recently unveiled Optimus G Smartphone. LG will be the fourth manufacturer to launch a Nexus phone after the companies like Samsung, Asus and HTC. The folks at XDA-Developers forum have published the photos of the LG E960 Mako, which appears to be an alternative of the Optimus G. It is anticipated that the device will have an on-screen software-based Android navigation keys, similar to the keys found on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. Moreover, the device has been codenamed as “mako” which is another proof that the handset will be indeed a next Nexus device.
According to the leaked image, the device will get 4.7 inch screen display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. The device will be powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor along with Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM. Though LG E960 will be an entirely different device, it will have similar design to the LG Optimus G. The handset might have an 8 MP or 13 MP rear facing camera along with LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. It will get an internal storage of 8GB.
It is still unclear whether the device will be running on T-Mobile and AT&T or only on -AT&T-exclusive. It is expected that the handset will be announced later this month and it may compete against the Galaxy Note II and Microsoft Windows Phone 8 products.