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Posted 12 September 2013 - 17:06

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Today it seems clearer than ever that LG will make the next Nexus device. New regulatory documents released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal a trove of photos detailing a new smartphone that looks very similar to the device accidentally leaked in a video published by Google last week. A fully-assembled version of the so-called Nexus 5 is detailed in the filing, and it exhibits the same large camera module as the device leaked in Google's video. The Nexus branding itself is missing from the device in question, however, but that isn't unusual for hardware going through testing.

 

The filing itself, first spotted by Phonescoop, was submitted as a "class 2 permissive change" for the LG's latest flagship Android device, the G2. It's very likely that the Nexus 5 will be based on the G2, just like the Nexus 4 before it was a modified version of the LG Optimus G. In fact, the Nexus series has a long history of being built off of flagship devices. The Nexus S was a modified Samsung Galaxy S, and the Galaxy Nexus was based off of the Samsung Galaxy S2, for instance. Specifications may differ for the final Nexus 5, but for reference, the LG G2 shipped with a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz. It also had 2GB of RAM.

 

An earlier FCC filing revealed that the Nexus 5's radio could support LTE bands used by AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, and it noted that the device had a 4.96-inch screen. In addition to confirming this information, today's filing says the new phone will support dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and will have a 2,300mAh battery as well. It also stated that the device came in at 5.19 inches in height and 2.69 inches in width. For comparison, the Nexus 4 is 5.27 inches tall and 2.7 inches wide even though it has a smaller, 4.8-inch screen. While there's no word when we might expect the device to ship, it'd be safe to assume it'd arrive sometime this fall alongside Android 4.4 Kitkat.

 

http://www.theverge....d-in-fcc-filing

 

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http://www.theverge....c-filing-photos

 

Screen size not much bigger than my GNEX.  This may be my new phone.  :)




#2 Javik

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 17:12

If those reports are accurate the specs are very impressive on paper



#3 Roger H.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 20:09

Thanks for the tip :boo: :p

 

Looks like it might be my next phone. I don't really need an upgrade but that phone is "smaller" than the current one yet has bigger and better stuff so might as well :yes:.

 

I was avoiding 5" screen phones because those are just too large but this one fits in the same physical space as the current nexus 4 but should be better so why not!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 20:17

Yeah, removing the permanent capacitive touch buttons has been something I have been waiting for for a LONG time. Not sure why it took so long. They were just an extension of the digitizer already, just no screen behind them. Might as well put screen behind them and let them appear or disappear as needed, and also show what buttons are needed rather than being stuck with a static set.

 

It also let's them fit that extra bit of screen in and take out as much bezel as possible which gives a fantastic result if you ask me. I like the size of my One. The G2 is 1 mm taller and less than 3 mm wider. than the One which is decent sized with it's front speakers, but picks up the extra 0.3" on the screen to 5" which I think may be the perfect phone size.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 20:19

Yeah, removing the permanent capacitive touch buttons has been something I have been waiting for for a LONG time. Not sure why it took so long. They were just an extension of the digitizer already, just no screen behind them. Might as well put screen behind them and let them appear or disappear as needed, and also show what buttons are needed rather than being stuck with a static set.

 

It also let's them fit that extra bit of screen in and take out as much bezel as possible which gives a fantastic result if you ask me. I like the size of my One. The G2 is 1 mm taller and less than 3 mm wider. than the One which is decent sized with it's front speakers, but picks up the extra 0.3" on the screen to 5" which I think may be the perfect phone size.

Screen size? Agreed, I never had capacitive until galaxy. Having them appear or allocate whereever you want on the scream would be awesome.

 

On topic, wasn't this dispproved as a CDMA version of the g2?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 20:23

Screen size? Agreed, I never had capacitive until galaxy. Having them appear or allocate whereever you want on the scream would be awesome.

 

On topic, wasn't this dispproved as a CDMA version of the g2?

I just pictured someone screaming to get their home button to show up. :laugh:



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 20:27

I just pictured someone screaming to get their home button to show up. :laugh:

Like "why is the home button on the top right corner " :laugh"

 

Seriously, it would be like any windows start bar, just move whereever you want to, up down, left right ( well NOT like the windows start bar, because you can't quite put it in the middle but you get the idea).