The Nexus 5 rumors are heating up, with one week LG set to reveal the new device and the next week Motorola has new leaks regarding the next Nexus launch. The weight has been on the LG Nexus 5 for the past week, with an official Google video showing an unknown LG handset with Nexus branding.
A new FCC filing shows an LG device that we can only assume is the new Nexus 5 device, with high-end specs and some Nexus traits matching Google’s previous Nexus devices, the Galaxy Nexus and LG Nexus 4.
The LG Nexus 5 will come with high-end specs to rival the LG G2, Galaxy Note 3 and other high-end devices. This will include a 5-inch display and Snapdragon 800 CPU. Sadly, this will only come with 2300mAh battery, but KitKat 4.4 may fix some battery life problems.
Codenamed the D820, the apparent LG Nexus 5 will have 7-band LTE, compatible with Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T; pentaband DC-HSPA+ and quadband GSM/Edge. The Nexus 5 will also have Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and dual-band WiFi a/b/g/n/ac. Quite a long list of wireless features for one smartphone.
With NFC the Nexus 5 will also support wireless charging Qi standard. With Google offering the cube wireless charger as an accessory for the Nexus 4, we can see the company wanting LG to keep this feature on board.
One clever spud found this on the firmware for the smartphone ‘aosp_hammerhead-userdebug-KyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84.lee.20130618.015154’ pointing to the next version of the smartphone, oddly this is called Kye Lime Pie (spelling error) not the recently revealed version KitKat 4.4.