Updated Nexus 4 Design Adds Nubs Around The Rear Edge

By 04:25 Fri, 16 Jul 2021 Comments

Google has quietly released an updated version of the Nexus 4 smartphone that feature some physically small but practically significant additions.

The updated Nexus 4 now features tiny nubs around the back edge of the device, which gently lift the phone off the glass back. The glass back of the phone may see very nice but it also made the phone very slippery when placed on a flat surface. The nubs raise the phone off the glass, thus making it less prone to sliding around and also protecting the glass from scratches.

Another advantage of these nubs is that they improve the performance of the loudspeaker. The loudspeaker on the Nexus 4 is placed on the back and gets blocked when you place it on a flat surface but this redesign lets it breathe better, which improves its performance a bit.

Another change is that the lens surround on the back is now smaller but it's inconsequential and doesn't affect the capturing camera performance in any way.

The updated device is now shipping to customers. If you buy the phone now you are likely to acquire one of these instead of the recent ones. Unfortunately, there is no way to check without opening the package.




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