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Nexus 5 spotted in leaked service manual: Here's what you should know

8 October 2013, 10:12 am EDT By staff reporter Tech Times
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Google is yet to officially announce a successor to the Nexus 4, but things got interesting over the weekend when an Android focused blog leaked what appears to be a draft service manual for a Nexus 5. The 281-page manual bears the model number LG D821.

According to the manual, the LG-branded device will come with a 4.95-inch display, which is slightly smaller than the LG G2's 5.2-inch screen at 1080p full high definition resolution. Furthermore, the blog reports the Nexus 5 will have an 8-megapixel camera rather than the 13-megapixel found on the G2. The Nexus 5 is also expected to have 2GB of RAM and 2.63GHz quad core snapdragon processor, and will launch in 16GB and 32GB models. This is an improvement over the Nexus 4, which comes in 8GB and 16GB models.

The new device is also expected to support LTE, unlike its predecessor. There's also support for NFC and wireless charging for folks who like wire-free environment. Moreover, the document claims the Nexus 5 will come packed with a bigger 2,300mAh battery compared to the 2,100mAh battery found in the Nexus 4.

To make this whole scenario more interesting, LG has allegedly asked Android Police to remove the offending document and images, which the site blog quickly complied to. This alone should give Android fans hope that the leaked specs are true and will make their way into the Nexus 5.

Here's a rounup of the leaked specifications:

  • 4.95" 1080p display
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 2GB RAM
  • MSM8974 aka Snapdragon 800 at 2.3GHz
  • 8MP OIS rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure
  • Slimport compatibility
  • Micro SIM slot
  • Notification light
  • Wireless charging
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 3.0 (We assume this is an error - Bluetooth 4.0 appears elsewhere in the document, but according to the last page it's still a draft.)
  • UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility

While the Android Police leak comes off as very exciting, one should take caution, as the final product might not have all the specs listed here.

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