The FCC is becoming the biggest resource for new smartphones coming to the US, with the open filings available for anyone to have a peak in and see. The LG Nexus 5 has had a few written details and now we are getting a good look at the phone through images.
Only a few of the photos are actually relevant and we get to see what looks to be the LG Nexus 5. At five-inches in size, the name matches the size, it also has the very thin bezels LG added onto the LG G2.
The back of the smartphone shows a larger sensor compared to the Nexus 4, we may see LG add a 10MP or 13MP rear shooter. We doubt the LG Nexus 5 will have groundbreaking camera hardware, Google has never been adamant on adding next-gen features.
LG will be adding a polycarbonate matte back to the device, this will not be the glass back like on the Nexus 4, thankfully. The polycarbonate looks like it has a rubbery texture, similar to the Kindle Fire or Nexus 7.
We are likely to see the Nexus 5 come with a 1080P screen and possibly Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor. This is similar to a lot of high-end smartphones on the market and Google will launch the phone with the Android KitKat 4.4.
Motorola’s Nexus plans do not seem to be taking any shape, while LG is getting leaked almost daily now. This means either the Moto Nexus leakers were wrong or Google is planning something else with Motorola.
Whatever the case, Google will probably launch the LG Nexus 5 sometime before the end of the year. KitKat 4.4 is set to make battery life extremely better and make compatibility easy with even the lowest-end devices running Android.
This move may be Google’s way of making sure every device is upgraded to the latest version, instead of sitting on old software. Google will also make some minor changes to the UI, but nothing too different, this is only a 0.1 update, similar to Jelly Bean 4.3.