We’ve had some news on the Nexus 5, which is expected to be announced before the end of the month, thanks to what’s said to be a leaked service manual for the phone. It has treated us to an almost complete breakdown of the device’s specification, or at least it has for the LG-D821, which is believed to be the model number for the Nexus 5.
Apparently, the phone will have a larger screen than the Nexus 4, and at 4.95-inches with a 1080p resolution, it will fall in line with most other top-of-the-range smartphones already available. The processor will also be a popular choice, as it’s listed as a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, the same as the chip Google fitted to the Nexus 7 tablet.
An 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization should be found on the Nexus 5, along with a choice of 16GB or 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, NFC, the provision for wireless charging, and a 2300mAh battery.
The manual itself seems to come from LG, and the company has asked fan site AndroidPolice, who originally published the leak, to remove the images and a copy of the document from the site. Surely it wouldn’t bother if the contains were way off the mark?
If it all proves correct, the Nexus 5 will be a step up from the Nexus 4, and able to compete with phones from Samsung and HTC. It’s being rumored for an 30 October release, perhaps with the launch event coming two weeks beforehand. If so, we should see invitations start to appear soon.