While rumors are rife that the highly anticipated next-generation Nexus smartphone, dubbed the Nexus 5, will be released later this month, a new report claimed last week that a draft of the official LG service manual for the new handset was leaked online, revealing a number of details about the device’s specs and features.
The purported LG Nexus 5 service manual is 281 pages long and includes a host of technical information, flow charts, diagrams and photos of the silicon chip, according to Android Police, which first reported the leak, citing an anonymous tipster. A diagram of the Nexus 5, included in the manual, resembles a smaller LG G2, but without the buttons on the back. The device’s rear is also pictured, which matches some earlier leaked images.
The service manual, which shows the Nexus 5 model number as “LG-D821,” reveals most of the handset’s specs and features, which both confirm and expand upon recent rumors about the device, according to Android Police.
Here are the key specs of the device, gleaned from the service manual. Users should note that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and LG (KRX:066570) have not made any official comment about the Nexus 5, so all rumors and speculations about the device should be read and understood with that fact in mind.
- 4.95-inch 1080p IPS TFT display
- 16GB and 32GB internal storage
- 2GB RAM
- Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU (MSM8947) at 2.3GHz
- 8-megapixel OIS rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera
- 2300mAh battery
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure sensors
- Micro SIM slot
- HDMI out via Slimport
- Notification LED light
- Wireless charging
- NFC support
- UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility
- Bluetooth 3.0 (Bluetooth 4.0 also appears elsewhere in the document)
In addition, the manual also suggests that the dimensions of the Nexus 5 could be exactly the same as that of the Nexus 4. Last week, Phandroid reported, based on an alleged screenshot of an Android 4.4-powered Nexus 5, that the device could sport a display resolution at 1920x1080 pixels with a pixel density of 443 PPI.