It appears that Nexus 5 rumors have taken yet another turn today as a recent FCC filing is now back in contention as the Nexus 5 thanks to backtracking from a source that ruled it out in the first place.
Nexus 5 rumors have been flying around for several weeks now, picking up quite a bit of steam thanks to a leak in one of Google’s own Android 4.4 KitKat video that appeared to depict an unknown Nexus smartphone.
The device has been speculated to be an LG device and thanks to some fantastic work from designers, we’ve seen the leak get brought to life in a series of renders.
What’s more is that we recently saw an FCC filing seemingly confirm a possible LG Nexus 5 with a device called LG D820 passing through the FCC’s clutches on its way to unknown destinations. Almost immediately, the well-known evleaks came out of the gates, saying that the LG D820 was not going to be a new Nexus and that it would instead arrive as a CDMA version of the LG G2.
As we pointed out, there were holes in that argument, namely the fact that the camera sensors were in two different places. And today, evleaks has gone back on his statement saying that he is “happy” that he was wrong about the LG D820 FCC filing.
He doesn’t explicitly say that the thinks the FCC device is the Nexus 5 but given that he’s happy and given how close the filing seemingly was to the device that emerged on video, it’s safe to say that there is still a strong chance that the device we’ve seen emerge is the Nexus 5 from Google. Well, at least one of the Nexus smartphones.
Happy to say it looks like I was wrong about the LG D820/D821…
— @evleaks (@evleaks) September 11, 2013
Rumors suggest that Motorola could be making a Nexus smartphone as well with whispers suggesting a device that will be different than the Moto X and will be arriving sometime in the fourth quarter meaning between October and December. Rumors suggest the Nexus 5 will be touching down in October so it could be that we see an LG Nexus 5 and a Motorola Nexus 5.
For years, rumors have suggested two Nexus smartphones and given the climate of the rumors right now, this year seems like it certainly could be the year that we see multiple.
Nexus 5 rumors have pointed to one of the device’s, the LG Nexus 5, sporting hardware similar to the LG G2, the flagship that will be bringing a 1080p display, 13MP camera and more to buyers in the U.S. this month. It likely won’t share a design with LG’s new smartphone, however.