Google hasn't officially announced the Nexus 5 phone and yet rumors and leaks tell us that the device may be coming soon. So far, information about the Nexus 5’s release date and specs have come in the form of leaked FCC images, a Bluetooth certification and tipsters.
According to Ausdroid Friday (Sept.13), rumor has it that Google may announce the LG manufactured Nexus 5 phone on October 14. Prior reports expect the Nexus 5 to arrive at the end of October, debuting the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, announced by Google on September 3.
Following the Android 4.4 KitKat announcement, the Nexus 5 was allegedly spotted at the 38 second mark of a Google promo video of the Android KitKat statue reveal. The next piece of information came in last week in an FCC filing. An LG device, model LG-D820 popped up in FCC filing, including images of the alleged Nexus 5. Known leaker @evleaks challenged the FCC leak of the LG-D820 with a Twitter post where he said that it was not the Nexus 5, but a variant of the LG G2 phone. A follow up tweet from @evleaks said that he may have been mistaken about it.
Another LG device, model LG-D821 was spotted getting its Bluetooth certification, which may actually be a CDMA LG G2 phone and not the Nexus 5 as suspected. A Twitter post from @evleaks shows a document of the LG-D821 device and it looks like the LG G2. This hints that the other device spotted in the FCC filing with a similar model number, LG-D820 could be the Nexus 5. The FCC filing also reveals that the device has a 4.96-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and battery of 2300 mAH.
As Phonescoop reported Thursday, more leaked photos from the FCC filing of what’s believed to be the Nexus 5 gives us an idea of what it will look like. From the pictures, the back camera lens appears to be in the same location as the phone spotted in the Google KitKat statue unveiling video. All it’s missing is the Nexus logo across the back of the phone. Check out the photos in the slideshow for a closer look of what could be the next Google Nexus phone. If this is in fact, the Nexus 5, all speculation points to a mid-October announcement with a late October release date.