Purported Nexus 5 Spotted in FCC Logs, Codenamed LG D820
When Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat a mysterious smartphone was spotted in the hands of a company’s representative and all the tech publications speculated that it’s the new Nexus 5. Now, a smartphone codenamed LG D820 was found in an FCC filling and we are tempted to believe it’s the Nexus 5.
The guys at Engaget were the ones who spotted it and they even have some interesting details, but, unfortunately, we can’t verify them.
According to reports, the Nexus 5 will have a 5-inch full HD display and a Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SoC. It looks like the next-gen Nexus smartphone will be a bit smaller and thinner than its predecessor, measuring 131.9mm x 68.2 mm (compared to 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm for the Nexus 4).
The FCC filling also revealed that the LG D820 will be work with LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 17, 25, 26, 41, being compatible with Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. CDMA/EV-DO, HSPA+ (pentaband), and GSM/EDGE (quadband) were also listed in the filling, along with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and Qi Charging coil support. There are also sings of a 2,300 mAh battery.
Besides the Qi charging/NFC antennae pictures you can see in the gallery below, there are some details the software testing, as well. Even though the firmware was labelled Key Lime Pie, it seems that the FCC logs were snapped before the Android 4.4 KitKat announcement and that they will be updated soon. Moreover the “aosp_hammerhead” tested on the alleged Nexus 5 checks with with the previous Nexus software build history.
On the other hand the LG D820 codename is pretty close to LG G2′s D802, D803, and D802TA codenames, which might be a sign that the rumors were true and that Nexus 5 will indeed be based on the new LG flagship.
We are dealing with a might smartphone and if the price point is the same as the one of the Nexus 4, the next-gen Nexus smartphone will definitely become one of the most hunted smartphones on the market.