Notable leaker evleaks has retracted his statement a few days ago, when he said the LG D820 was just an LG G2 variant. The leaker has been known to get a few things wrong in past leaks, but normally news from his Twitter account is solid.
The LG D820 does have similarities to the LG G2, especially when it comes to internals that match completely. The difference, which some other tech enthusiasts pointed out, was in the dimensions between the two smartphones.
With Evleaks retracting his statement, it seems the LG D820 may be the new Nexus 5. Google and LG have apparently struck up another partnership with the smartphone and now LG will offer a larger experience, similar to the LG G2.
Inside the LG D820 will be the all too familiar quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 7-band LTE, dual-band WiFi and a pretty small 2,400mAh battery. The design is said to be similar to the LG G2, with an official Google video showing an unnamed device.
The FCC filing did say it was coming to the US with different LTE bands meeting the requirements for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. No word on Verizon Wireless, although we may see another variant come through the FCC soon.
Google will launch the phone on the Google Play store without a contract, as they have done in the past with Nexus devices. The smartphone should be the same price as the Nexus 4, even with the bump in specs and new design.
We may see some carrier editions come out, T-Mobile decided to release the carrier version of the Nexus 4, although we cannot see this being a popular move that brought a lot of traction. Perhaps if the LG Nexus 5 is more expensive, more carriers will adopt the phone on a subsidised contract.