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There are a lot of threads opening to try and discuss various specifications of this phone, beyond what the standard press releases say, so I thought I would try and collate all of the known specs, and breakdowns of their details.

If you spot any mistakes or any missing info then please let me know so I can update this post!

External Hardware Specifications - LG Nexus 4
Model Number: LG-E960
Codename: Mako
FCC-ID: ZNFE960
Dimensions: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)
Weight: 139 g (4.90 oz)
Construction: Corning Gorilla Glass 2 front & back, plastic bezel
Ports: 3.5mm headphone jack (top), microUSB (bottom), microSIM tray (side)
Microphone: Dual Mics for Noise Cancellation
SAR (US Rating): 0.55 W/kg (head) / 1.27 W/kg (body)
Notification LED: RGB LED (below screen)
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer
Connectivity Standards Supported: DLNA, Mircast, NFC, SlimPort


Chipset - Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064


CPU - Quad core "Krait v2"
Manufacturer: Qualcomm
Clock Speed: 1.5GHz
Lithography: 28nm
Cache: L0: 4KB+4KB, L1: 16KB+16KB, L2: 2 MB
Instruction Set: ARMv7
Pipeline Depth: 11-Stage
Dhrystone: 3.3 DMIPS/MHz
Memory: Dual-channel 533 MHz (8.5 GB/sec)


GPU - Adreno 320
Manufacturer: Qualcomm
Clock Speed: 27MHz - 400MHz
API Conformance: OpenGL ES 3.0, 2.0 & 1.1, OpenCL 1.2, OpenVG 1.1, EGL 1.3, Direct3D 11 feature level 9_3[7], SVGT 1.2, Direct Draw and GD
Max. Texture Units: 2
Max. Texture Size: 4096
Max. Light: 8
Supported Features: VBO, frame buffers, cube maps, texture combiners, DOT3 combiner, crossbar combiner


Chipset PMIC - PM8921
Manufacturer: Qualcomm
PWM Channels: 8


Baseband - Gobi MDM9215
Manufacturer: Qualcomm
GSM/EDGE/SPRS Bands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
3G Bands: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps: Supported
LTE: Support available via additional transceiver
Cores: Single Cortex A5
Instruction Set: ARMv7


Baseband PMIC - PM8821
Manufacturer: Qualcomm
PWM Channels: 8


RF Transceiver - WTR1605L
Manufacturer: Qualcomm


Wireless RF Module - Atheros WCN3660
Manufacturer: Qualcomm
Bluetooth: BT 3.0/4.0 Low Energy
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz)
FM: Hardware supported


NFC - BCM20793
Manufacturer: Broadcom
Lithougraphy: 28nm


Global Navigation Satelite System (GNSS) - ALM-3012
Manufacturer: Avago
GLONASS: Supported (confirmed activated in software)
A-GPS: Supported
S-GPS: Supported


Digital Signal Processor (DSP) - Hexagon QDSP6
Manufacturer: Qualcomm
Generation: H4
Clock Speed: 256MHz - 350MHz
Frequency: 500Mhz
Cache: L1: 16KB, L2: 256 KB
Lithography: 28nm
Dhrystone: 20 DMIPS/mW


Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) - WCD9310
Manufacturer: Qualcomm
Frequency response: +0.13, -0.11
Noise level: -82.5
Dynamic range: 82.5
THD: 0.0092
IMD+ Noise: 0.022
Stereo crosstalk: -81.6


Rear Camera - "Exmor R" IMX111PQ
Manufacturer: Sony
Image SIze: Diagonal 4.60 mm (Type 1/4.0)
Max. Image Resolution: 3296 × 2512 (approx. 8.28M pixels)
Max. Video Resolution: 1080p @ 30fps (720p @ 60fps)
Sensor: 1/3.2" Back-Side Illuminated
Lens: LG 5 Element lens
Aperture: f/2.4
Flash: Single LED
Unit Cell Size: 1.12mµ
Focal Length: 5mm
On-chip signal processing: Dot defect compensation, Noise reduction


Front Camera - IMX119
Manufacturer: Sony
Max. Image Resolution: 1.3MP
Max. Video Size: 720p @ 30fps


Flash Driver - LM3559
Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
Flash current: 1.8A
Boost converter: 2MHz fixed-frequency synchronous


Screen - LH467WX1 TrueHD IPS+ with ZeroGap technology
Manufacturer: LG
Display Type: IPS
Resolution: 768x1280
Aspect Ratio: 15:9
Size: 4.7" (119.4mm) Diagonal, 2.42" × 4.03" (61.4mm × 102.4mm)
Pixel Density: 317.6ppi
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Dot Pitch: 0.08mm
Sub-pixel Arrangement: Stripe RGB
Black Screen (100% Brightness): 0.33 cd/m2
White Screen (100% Brightness): 470 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 1352:1


Touch Screen Controller- ClearTouch S7020A
Manufacturer: Synaptics
Report Rate: 80MHz



Backlight Controller- LM3530
Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
Voltage in: 2.7v - 5.5v
Voltage out: 40v
Number of LED's: 11
LED Configuration: Series
Peak Efficiency: 90%
Switching Frequency: 500kHz - 550kHz
Supply Current: 1.35mA
PowerWise: Yes


RAM - K3PE0E00A
Manufacturer: Samsung
Capacity: 2GB (4x512MB)
Speed: 1066MHz, Dual-channel 533 MHz (8.5 GB/sec)
Voltage: 1.2v
Technology: LPDDR


NAND - THGBM5G6A2JBA1R
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Size: 8GB or 16GB
Speed: 200MHz


Battery - LG BL-T5
Manufacturer: LG Chem
Capacity: 2100mAh/8.0Wh (minimum 2030mAh/7.7Wh)
Voltage: 3.8v
Type: Lithium-ion polymer


Wireless Charging - BQ51051b
Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
Power out: 5W
Voltage out: 4.2v
Voltage in: 4v - 10v typical, 20v max
AC-DC Efficiency: 93% (peak)
Charging Current: 1.5A
Wireless Charging Standard: WPC v1.1 "Qi" Standard


Headphone Jack - FSA8008
Manufacturer: Fairchild Semiconductor
Detection: Accessory Plug-In; 3- or 4-Pole Audio; Send/End Key Presses
Functionality: FSA8008A-Decreased Timing for Sensitive Send/End Keys
Switch Type: MIC
VDD: 2.5v to 4.4v
VIO: 1.6v to VDD
THD (MIC): 0.03% Typical at 2.5 VDD
ESD (Air Gap): 15kV


Gyroscope / Accelerometer - MPU-6050
Manufacturer: InvenSense
No. of axis: 6
Motion Range: ±250 to ±2000°/sec
Shock Tolerance: 10,000 g
Integrated ADC's: 3 x 16-bit
Rate noise: 0.01dps/√Hz


SlimPort Transmitter - ANX7808
Manufacturer: Analogix
USB data In/Out: USB host, device or OTG data pass through
Stereo (3D) video output : Supported
HDCP 1.3 content protection: Supported
1-lane output : 5.4Gbps, 2.7Gbps or 1.62Gbps data rates
Standards compliance: DisplayPort 1.2, MyDP 1.0, HDMI 1.4a


Contributors: Krigsko, jak3z, drumist, FISKER_Q, Shaky156, DforDesign
 
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Haha, I feel stupid now... cheers for the info though ... hopefully they won't stand out too much :)

Check this photo from the FCC so you figure out.

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Are you sure about GLONASS support? I know the chip supports it, but it has to be activated in software. many HTC phones for example have snapdragon chips that support GLONASS, but they are crippled in software.
Also, it seems the optimus g doesn't have GLONASS either.
http://minus.com/lcUd26ueodJc3

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vido.ardes

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Are you sure about GLONASS support? I know the chip supports it, but it has to be activated in software. many HTC phones for example have snapdragon chips that support GLONASS, but they are crippled in software.
Also, it seems the optimus g doesn't have GLONASS either.
http://minus.com/lcUd26ueodJc3

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At the moment, the only thing we know is that the hardware supports it. Wether it is is disabled in software is another matter, and if it turns out it is then I will change it.

The only thing I would say about the LG Optimus G is that no one has confirmed it doesn't support it either. As it is in the hardware, it may just be something people don't mention as no one outside of the tech community has heard of it. Also, it may sound a little racist, but if you tell most non-technical westerners that their phone is using a satellite navigation system design and operated by the Russian government, they may see it as a turn off. Sad, but true.
 

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Haha, I feel stupid now... cheers for the info though ... hopefully they won't stand out too much :)

Hopefully it'll make the N4s battery accessible. Or at least more fixable.

Guess we'll have to wait for the teardown.

---------- Post added at 12:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:29 PM ----------

Originally Posted by jameslfc5 That's pretty ugly :/

What do you mean with ugly?

He thinks that's the front :D
 

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    There are a lot of threads opening to try and discuss various specifications of this phone, beyond what the standard press releases say, so I thought I would try and collate all of the known specs, and breakdowns of their details.

    If you spot any mistakes or any missing info then please let me know so I can update this post!

    External Hardware Specifications - LG Nexus 4
    Model Number: LG-E960
    Codename: Mako
    FCC-ID: ZNFE960
    Dimensions: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)
    Weight: 139 g (4.90 oz)
    Construction: Corning Gorilla Glass 2 front & back, plastic bezel
    Ports: 3.5mm headphone jack (top), microUSB (bottom), microSIM tray (side)
    Microphone: Dual Mics for Noise Cancellation
    SAR (US Rating): 0.55 W/kg (head) / 1.27 W/kg (body)
    Notification LED: RGB LED (below screen)
    Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer
    Connectivity Standards Supported: DLNA, Mircast, NFC, SlimPort


    Chipset - Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064


    CPU - Quad core "Krait v2"
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm
    Clock Speed: 1.5GHz
    Lithography: 28nm
    Cache: L0: 4KB+4KB, L1: 16KB+16KB, L2: 2 MB
    Instruction Set: ARMv7
    Pipeline Depth: 11-Stage
    Dhrystone: 3.3 DMIPS/MHz
    Memory: Dual-channel 533 MHz (8.5 GB/sec)


    GPU - Adreno 320
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm
    Clock Speed: 27MHz - 400MHz
    API Conformance: OpenGL ES 3.0, 2.0 & 1.1, OpenCL 1.2, OpenVG 1.1, EGL 1.3, Direct3D 11 feature level 9_3[7], SVGT 1.2, Direct Draw and GD
    Max. Texture Units: 2
    Max. Texture Size: 4096
    Max. Light: 8
    Supported Features: VBO, frame buffers, cube maps, texture combiners, DOT3 combiner, crossbar combiner


    Chipset PMIC - PM8921
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm
    PWM Channels: 8


    Baseband - Gobi MDM9215
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm
    GSM/EDGE/SPRS Bands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    3G Bands: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
    DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps: Supported
    LTE: Support available via additional transceiver
    Cores: Single Cortex A5
    Instruction Set: ARMv7


    Baseband PMIC - PM8821
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm
    PWM Channels: 8


    RF Transceiver - WTR1605L
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm


    Wireless RF Module - Atheros WCN3660
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm
    Bluetooth: BT 3.0/4.0 Low Energy
    Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz)
    FM: Hardware supported


    NFC - BCM20793
    Manufacturer: Broadcom
    Lithougraphy: 28nm


    Global Navigation Satelite System (GNSS) - ALM-3012
    Manufacturer: Avago
    GLONASS: Supported (confirmed activated in software)
    A-GPS: Supported
    S-GPS: Supported


    Digital Signal Processor (DSP) - Hexagon QDSP6
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm
    Generation: H4
    Clock Speed: 256MHz - 350MHz
    Frequency: 500Mhz
    Cache: L1: 16KB, L2: 256 KB
    Lithography: 28nm
    Dhrystone: 20 DMIPS/mW


    Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) - WCD9310
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm
    Frequency response: +0.13, -0.11
    Noise level: -82.5
    Dynamic range: 82.5
    THD: 0.0092
    IMD+ Noise: 0.022
    Stereo crosstalk: -81.6


    Rear Camera - "Exmor R" IMX111PQ
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Image SIze: Diagonal 4.60 mm (Type 1/4.0)
    Max. Image Resolution: 3296 × 2512 (approx. 8.28M pixels)
    Max. Video Resolution: 1080p @ 30fps (720p @ 60fps)
    Sensor: 1/3.2" Back-Side Illuminated
    Lens: LG 5 Element lens
    Aperture: f/2.4
    Flash: Single LED
    Unit Cell Size: 1.12mµ
    Focal Length: 5mm
    On-chip signal processing: Dot defect compensation, Noise reduction


    Front Camera - IMX119
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Max. Image Resolution: 1.3MP
    Max. Video Size: 720p @ 30fps


    Flash Driver - LM3559
    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Flash current: 1.8A
    Boost converter: 2MHz fixed-frequency synchronous


    Screen - LH467WX1 TrueHD IPS+ with ZeroGap technology
    Manufacturer: LG
    Display Type: IPS
    Resolution: 768x1280
    Aspect Ratio: 15:9
    Size: 4.7" (119.4mm) Diagonal, 2.42" × 4.03" (61.4mm × 102.4mm)
    Pixel Density: 317.6ppi
    Refresh Rate: 60Hz
    Dot Pitch: 0.08mm
    Sub-pixel Arrangement: Stripe RGB
    Black Screen (100% Brightness): 0.33 cd/m2
    White Screen (100% Brightness): 470 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio: 1352:1


    Touch Screen Controller- ClearTouch S7020A
    Manufacturer: Synaptics
    Report Rate: 80MHz



    Backlight Controller- LM3530
    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Voltage in: 2.7v - 5.5v
    Voltage out: 40v
    Number of LED's: 11
    LED Configuration: Series
    Peak Efficiency: 90%
    Switching Frequency: 500kHz - 550kHz
    Supply Current: 1.35mA
    PowerWise: Yes


    RAM - K3PE0E00A
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Capacity: 2GB (4x512MB)
    Speed: 1066MHz, Dual-channel 533 MHz (8.5 GB/sec)
    Voltage: 1.2v
    Technology: LPDDR


    NAND - THGBM5G6A2JBA1R
    Manufacturer: Toshiba
    Size: 8GB or 16GB
    Speed: 200MHz


    Battery - LG BL-T5
    Manufacturer: LG Chem
    Capacity: 2100mAh/8.0Wh (minimum 2030mAh/7.7Wh)
    Voltage: 3.8v
    Type: Lithium-ion polymer


    Wireless Charging - BQ51051b
    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Power out: 5W
    Voltage out: 4.2v
    Voltage in: 4v - 10v typical, 20v max
    AC-DC Efficiency: 93% (peak)
    Charging Current: 1.5A
    Wireless Charging Standard: WPC v1.1 "Qi" Standard


    Headphone Jack - FSA8008
    Manufacturer: Fairchild Semiconductor
    Detection: Accessory Plug-In; 3- or 4-Pole Audio; Send/End Key Presses
    Functionality: FSA8008A-Decreased Timing for Sensitive Send/End Keys
    Switch Type: MIC
    VDD: 2.5v to 4.4v
    VIO: 1.6v to VDD
    THD (MIC): 0.03% Typical at 2.5 VDD
    ESD (Air Gap): 15kV


    Gyroscope / Accelerometer - MPU-6050
    Manufacturer: InvenSense
    No. of axis: 6
    Motion Range: ±250 to ±2000°/sec
    Shock Tolerance: 10,000 g
    Integrated ADC's: 3 x 16-bit
    Rate noise: 0.01dps/√Hz


    SlimPort Transmitter - ANX7808
    Manufacturer: Analogix
    USB data In/Out: USB host, device or OTG data pass through
    Stereo (3D) video output : Supported
    HDCP 1.3 content protection: Supported
    1-lane output : 5.4Gbps, 2.7Gbps or 1.62Gbps data rates
    Standards compliance: DisplayPort 1.2, MyDP 1.0, HDMI 1.4a


    Contributors: Krigsko, jak3z, drumist, FISKER_Q, Shaky156, DforDesign
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    UPDATE on the GLONASS issue : I asked Phil Nickinson over at androidcentral, who has a device allready to dp a gps test.
    The result is : GLONASS confirmed.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/go...-have-questions-fire-away-17.html#post2281856

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    :D

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    Optimus G is 1280*768, without any navigation bar (Soft Touch) ==> 15:9
    Nexus 4 is 1280*(720+48), therefore 15:9 when navbar is removed (guess when watching movies / playing games), and "fake" 16:9 otherwise.

    The aspect ratio is a hardware spec, and the screen dimensions are 15:9. You don't change the aspect ratio of a monitor because of the windows start bar do you?
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    Hopefully it'll make the N4s battery accessible. Or at least more fixable.

    Guess we'll have to wait for the teardown.

    No Need to wait for the teardown, check the FCC photos. Two small screws stand between you and a replaceable battery :D

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    Does it have FM radio support? I prefer to listen to local radio without having to use data. My Nexus one can do it but I don't know if the other nexus are able to, I hope this one does.

    Google doesn't like FM and never includes an app.

    The Nexus One is the only Nexus device ever released with the needed hardware, and FM chip antenna and audio pins hooked up. That's because it was a somewhat modifed HTC Desire (that had FM). A custom kernel was needed to enable the FM audio.

    I peeked at the system dump and only see "vestigial" FM stuff in the audio config file under /etc/snd_soc_msm . This is common with other similar devices with no FM hardware support, so means little to nothing.

    I'm hoping to see that the LG Optimus G has variants that can support FM. It's possible the Nexus 4 will have hidden but usable FM hardware.

    If the BT/WiFi/FM WCN3660/3680 combination chip has the FM antenna pin(s) connected somewhere useful, such as to the wired headset jack, then software likely should be able to enable it, but a custom kernel at least may be needed.

    AFAICT, FM "antenna pin(s)" for this chip means that one pin is for a receive antenna. 2 pins are supposed to be able to support FM transmit, but don't hold your breath on that; almost no Android device transmits FM. We'll be lucky if the FM Rx pin is usable.
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