LG Nexus 4′s wireless charging pad looks futuristic in leaked image
But one of the earliest LG Nexus 4 rumors, which surfaced in early October just a day after the LG Nexus phone was first outed, claimed that the Jelly Bean handset would support wireless charging right out of the box.
Now, we may have proof of such a feature.
On Friday, an image supposedly showing what the LG Nexus 4′s wireless charging pad will look like was leaked to the internet by an “anonymous tipster.”
The charger of the future
Wireless charging seems on the cusp of industry-wide adoption, with high-profile devices like the Nokia Lumia 920 and now the LG Nexus 4 apparently jumping eagerly on board.
Friday’s leaked image shows a disc-shaped platform with a curved base and a rubbery-looking top surface with “nexus” etched into it.
PhoneArena, the original recipient of the image, pointed out that the supposed charging pad sort of resembles Google’s Nexus Q media-streaming orb, which itself resembles some alien artifact from the Assassin’s Creed video games.
It could be the real deal – or it could be a fake mock-up made by someone with too much free time.
Only the official LG Nexus 4 announcement, believed to be arriving at an Android event Monday, will tell for sure.
The wireless charging competition
However the LG Nexus 4′s wireless charging accessory winds up, it’ll face stiff competition in the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820‘s options.
All three options will be available in colors to match the Lumia phones themselves, including red, yellow, blue, white and black.
According to the latest reports, though, the LG Nexus 4 will only be available in black or white, so the Nokia phones may well have the advantage – aesthetically, at least.