nexusae0_1_thumb57The Google Nexus 4 is Google’s flagship Nexus device from 2012, and while we’re sure many are waiting for 2013’s Nexus 5, presumably with a Full HD display amongst other hardware improvements, it seems that Google and LG might have made some subtle design changes to the Nexus 4 without saying a word. It has been spotted by German site, MobiFlip, and confirmed by some recent customers, that the Nexus 4 did indeed receive a subtle redesign. One of them is the addition of a slight bump on the back of the device (pictured above). The reason behind this is because the old Nexus 4 sat flat on its back, thus muffling the speaker, meaning that calls or notifications might be missed due to the sound being muffled.


The bump on the back helps elevate the device ever so slightly, making sound from the speakers more audible. It is a legitimate design change and we’re guessing a welcome one for new Nexus 4 owners. Another design change would be in the size of the camera lens’ outer ring which has been made smaller. At the moment no one can quite figure out the reason behind the change, so MobiFlip has attributed the change to mere aesthetics. Since we don’t own the newly designed Nexus 4, we can’t tell if this might have affected the performance of the camera. However are any of our readers out there new Nexus 4 owners who can confirm these changes?

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