Google’s soon-to-be released Nexus 5 smartphone is expected to arrive around the same time as the new Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Recently leaked images and documents have revealed more information about the Nexus 5 specs.
As IBTimes reported Saturday (Sept. 7), Google may have released a first look at the Nexus 4 follow-up smartphone in a promotional video. The video shows the unveiling of the Android KitKat statue on the Google headquarters lawn. Google recently announced the new Android OS update will go by the name of KitKat instead of the previous codename, Key Lime Pie. During the excitement of the giant chocolate Google robot mascot unveiling, a guy is spotted taking photos with what appears to be the new Nexus 5. New leaked images of the Nexus 5 hit the internet shortly after, showing off an NFC antenna and rear case.
An FCC filing document confirms that the Nexus 5, model LG-D820 is manufactured by LG, is LTE capable and has a 4.96-inch display. The filing also shows that the Nexus 5 may have a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a 2300 mAh battery. The FCC document reveals compatibility with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile but not Verizon.
Another clue that the release date is around the corner is the fact that an LG device, model LG-D821 was spotted getting Bluetooth certification. Google also recently sold out of its remaining stock of the Nexus 4 by deeply discounting the device by $100. The clearance sale suggests that Google is preparing to drop the Nexus 5 soon.
Although Google hasn't officially announced a release date for the Nexus 5, rumors suggest that it will arrive in late October. It's rumored that Google may even choose to debut Android 4.4 KitKat on the device, which is also expected to arrive towards the end of next month.