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FCC Photos and Info: Nexus 5 is an LG G2 Variant

Nexus 5 is coming ? and for the first time it is revealed to the bone in its visit to the FCC. The device first time appeared in the Android KitKat video, but Google quickly turned video private on YouTube, disabling access. Fortunately, plenty of screenshots were left to compare it with the FCC filing.

Android KitKat Video Screenshot

Mountain View company recently tuned the Nexus 4 pricing down, presumably to get rid of the stock and prepare for the successor. The Federal Communications Commission filing shows that the new device is likely an LG G2 variant, given that the Nexus 4 was a variant of the LG Optimus G, and we wonder what components are going to make the jump from the new LG flagship. Rumors continue to circle around the possibility that the Nexus 5 will carry the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon solution (800), paired with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, just like the G2. Filing also reveals that the device is going to carry a 2300mAh battery, which is 200mAh more than in the Nexus 4.

Nexus 5
Unfortunately, while that video snapshot showed something that appeared to be an enormous optical element, the real optics seem to be much smaller as the circular part where the camera is nested has a purely decorative function. Bear in mind that this unit could still hold a solid 13 MP rear facing module found on the LG G2, together with the optical image stabilization.

At least one variant of the new device is going to feature wireless charging capability (using Qi standard), according to the FCC. Rest of the features come in the form of the 7-band LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11/b/g/n/ac.

Nexus 5 - NFC, Qi wireless charging

Sources: FCC 1 & 2