The next generation Nexus smartphone is creating quite a stir out there. The device showed up in a the Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling video, or at least we and hundreds of observant fan believe that it was the Nexus 5. The video is nowhere to be found now, but captured stills are available on numerous sites. Fast forward a few days and a mysterious device with a model number LG D820 pays a visit to the FCC. Naturally we have no means to confirm that this particular phone is the anticipated Nexus 5, but several details suggest that this is what we are looking at.
Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat Smartphone
First of all, the photos of the rear case found with the FCC document seem to coincide with the image from the famous KitKat video. Moreover, the list of specs includes 7-band LTE (bands 2/4/5/17/25/26/41) which would play nicely with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Other connectivity features include CDMA / EVDO rev A, pentaband DC-HSPA+ and quad-band GSM / EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac.
The LG D820 will possibly come with a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 5-inch, or more precisely 4.96-inch display. The FCC document also suggests that the phone will run Android 4.4 Key Lime Pie, recently known as KitKat.
All these leaks and rumors shed some light on the upcoming Nexus smartphone, but many bits and pieces are still missing. Nevertheless, the Nexus 5 inspires creative fan art and renders of the device have been popping up like mushrooms. Fueled by KitKat video, the FCC images and the illustrators’ imagination, the renders give us some idea of what the Nexus 5 might look like.