LG Nexus 4
LG Nexus 4. The Verge

A new unannounced Nexus device has surfaced in the inventory listing of well-known UK retailer Carphone Warehouse.

The Verge reports that a tipster has sent a photo of the LG's rumoured device labelled as LG Nexus 4. The listing shows the device with colour options - black and white.

"It isn't definitive proof that this is the final naming for the device, but LG's handset would be the fourth entry into the Nexus smartphone family. It could also indicate a shift in the Nexus naming convention, pointing towards the general size of the device like the Nexus 7," claims The Verge.

According to the report, there is no clue as to when the device will be released but the French newspaper Le Figaro reports the Nexus 4 will be launched on 29 October. The device is expected to go on sale in France in December, while the worldwide release is scheduled for 29 October.

"For Google, the Nexus should be the benchmark for other manufacturers of Android smartphones," claims Le Figaro.

The device is said to be based on LG's Optimus G. It is expected to sport a high definition display, an eight megapixel rear-facing camera, a Qualcomm S4 Pro and wireless charging compatibility. The camera is said to have a capability to shoot 1080p videos. It could ship with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

LG Nexus 4
LG Nexus 4 pops up. The Android Soul

The device has been making the headlines in recent times. Apart from the listing, the device shows up its benchmark results. An XDA member has managed to get his hands on an LG prototype and performed AnTuTu and Quadrant benchmark tests, according to The Android Soul. The LG device with a model number LG-E960 is said to score 9720 on AnTuTu and 4207 on the Quadrant benchmark.