After keeping an unusually tight lid on Nexus 5 rumors for many months, even managing to secure the name of the phone’s co-manufacturer, Google seems completely defeated by the online leaky faucet.
Started in style not long ago, the N5 rumor bonanza probably reached its (first) peak last week, when a crystal clear photo of the device surfaced along with a nearly complete spec sheet that for once actually ringed true.
And now here we are, facing the second peak of the gossip craziness, as an LG D821 service manual has been leaked to the press. Granted, we really have no conclusive and direct evidence to support this D821 is one and the same as the Nexus 5, but there’s plenty of circumstantial proof that makes any other theory virtually impossible.
Without further adieu, here’s what the doc (which could still be the center of an immensely elaborate hoax) hints at in terms of Nexus 5 technical elements:
- 4.95-inch IPS TFT Full HD screen
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- 8 MP OIS rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera
- 2,300 mAh battery
- 16/32 GB on-board storage
- Wireless charging
- Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, proximity, pressure sensors
- Micro SIM slot
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE connectivity
That’s a wrap, but before giving the subject a rest and just for good measure, don’t overlook that pic at the top of the post. It’s a sketch of the new LG Nexus and pinpoints the design language perfectly. Specifically, we’re looking at a device inspired by both the LG G2 (the front part) and Nexus 7 (the rear), sans any quirky back physical buttons or other unnecessary trinkets.