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Nexus 5 Specs All But Confirmed



The LG Nexus 5, which has been making the rounds for weeks now, has now allegedly seen all of its features leak to the surface ahead of its launch date as the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat logs that leaked over the weekend have seemingly provided a treasure trove of details including screen size, camera, and storage.

For several weeks now, we’ve seen a device, though to be a Nexus 4 successor from LG, leak to the surface, First, it was in a Google Android 4.4 KitKat video that was pulled down. Then, we saw it show up at the FCC, not once, but twice. After that, the device emerged in the wild for the first time, showing off its design and a quick look at its software.

Read: Nexus 5 & Android 4.4 KitKat Spotted Together.

Nexus 5 log files have cracked the case wide open.

Nexus 5 log files have cracked the case wide open.

Over the weekend, the Nexus 5, also known as the LG D820 and ‘Hammerhead’, showed up in log files that were discovered by Myce. Those log files showed support for wireless charging, T-Mobile, and also confirmed the Android 4.4 KitKat update as its on board software, something that likely didn’t come as much of a surprise.

It appears that Myce passed those logs off to AndroidWorld, an Italian site, which has broken them wide open and seemingly confirmed most of the Nexus 5 features ahead of Google’s announcement, rumored to be sometime in October.

Nexus 5 display details.

Nexus 5 display details.

While the FCC filings pointed to several features including a screen size around 5-inches, a Snapdragon 800 and Android 4.4, they did not confirm many of the other specifications.

The logs show that the device is sporting a 4.97-inch display, which is essentially 5-inches, which will come with a whopping 443 pixel-per-inch count, making it the best display, in terms of quality, to ever appear on a Nexus smartphone. The Snapdragon 800 CPU has been confirmed once again, and again, we see that the device has a accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light, and barometer on board.

Nexus 5 camera details have emerged as well.

Nexus 5 camera details have emerged as well.

Further, the device will apparently come with at least 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, 8MP camera in the rear, 1.2MP camera in the front, NFC and LTE that is compatible with networks in North America, something that the FCC filing confirmed several weeks ago. The filing suggested that the device will be compatible with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, but not Verizon.

All of these features discovered within the logs agree with what we’ve heard about the Nexus 5 already and it’s looking like the Nexus 5 features have been all but confirmed ahead of its launch, something that typically happens with Nexus smartphones.

Rumors suggest an October 14th launch date alongside the Android 4.4 KitKat update and a new Nexus 10 from Asus, though Google isn’t talking about any of those products just yet.

Nexus rumors have also pointed to a Motorola Nexus arriving in the fourth quarter as well, however, that device still hasn’t leaked out leaving the LG model as the prime candidate at this point.



  1. Sidney Atta-Ekanan

    10/01/2013 at 4:46 pm

    Nexus is still going for 16GB phone with out SD card? I don’t get it, they moved Nexus 7 to 32GB why still stick with 16GB?

  2. Jackson

    10/07/2013 at 7:48 pm

    Cnet said it I’d coming to Verizon

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