A few days ago we spotted what could possibly be the new Nexus 5 smartphone in Google‘s Android 4.4 KitKat video. Now it seems that some people have started speculating that the mysterious Nexus 5 might actually be the LG D820.
There is still some debate as to who will be making the next Nexus smartphone, whether it will be Nexus 4 creator LG or Google subsidiary Motorola. It seems that LG may be winning this round. An FCC filing for a smartphone named as the LG D820 shows a back cover that looks quite similar to the alleged Nexus 5 seen in the video. Based on FCC documents, the Nexus 5 will feature wireless charging as well as a bevy of connectivity option such as support for GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, and LTE networks, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.
Acute readers have also seen other clues about the device. The documents refer to a device that has a diagonal display of 126.00 mm, roughtly 5.0 inches. Some have noted that the software version “aosp_hammerhead-userdebugKyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84” could indicate Android 4.4 KitKat, which replaced the previously named Key Lime Pie version, running on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
The rear cover indeed looks quite similar to the one seen in the video, if it is indeed the Nexus 5. Of course, it’s still a bit too early to jump to conclusions simply based on back covers. We’ll see how things turn out in the days ahead as we pick up more word on this mythical beast.
VIA: Engadget, s4gru
THIS is good journalism. Surprised there aren’t more comments on this article. Looks quite interesting, and finally some speculation with grounds!
No comments yet because the world is sleeping. But yes, good find. I’m betting that this is the Nexus 5. I just wish Google would hurry up already. I need to replace my GNex.
Been waiting for this phone to replace my trusty gNex as well! hah..can’t wait to leave Verizon and be on a no-contract plan..
Why didn’t you buy the nexus 4?
“can’t wait to leave Verizon and be on a no-contract plan..”
Most of the sleuthing about this is taking place on AndroidPolice. Much more detail there and convo about it.
Lol I wonder if Google pranked us with the kit-kat thing, everything points towards keylimepie, the android eating a key lime pie at Google IO, Keylimepie logs through out the system files. Its a little fishy.
according to androidcentral, “Other new information includes a screen size of 126mm or 4.96-inches diagonal, and a full case size of 131.9mm high and 68.2mm wide (for reference, the Nexus 4 is 133.9mm x 68.7mm).” ……….. so does this mean that the Nexus4 phone is actually LARGER than the Nexus5 phone? in other words, Google managed to cram 5 inch screen inside similar phone dimensions as the N4
I think it might be possible, the screen on the Nexus 4 doesn’t stretch completely over the phone’s surface so there is still space to be used. Anyhow, if this is true then LG would be the ones to credit not Google 🙂
Lol big nexus name on it, it was definitely on purpose, humm noticed the camera seems quite similar to HTC one