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If you’re eagerly waiting on Google and LG to reveal their next Nexus phone before upgrading that trusty but aging smartphone of yours, your wait is about get a little more bearable – or unbearable, depending on your perspective. Popular Android blog AndroidPolice has gotten their hands on the service manual for the purported new Nexus phone, which the internet has taken to calling the “Nexus 5,” the successor to the Nexus 4 which sold out just a couple of weeks ago.

The manual has revealed some pretty key specifications of the Nexus 5, giving us our most in depth look at Google’s new flagship smartphone – which is apparently codenamed the LG-D821 – yet. For those interested in the specifics, we’re apparently looking at the following:

  • 4.95″ IPS TFT 1080p display
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 2GB RAM
  • MSM8974 (Snapdragon 800) operating at 2.3GHz
  • 8MP OIS rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure
  • Slimport compatibility
  • Micro SIM slot
  • Notification light
  • Wireless charging
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility

There’s still no word yet on when we should expect the new Nexus smartphone, though I’d expect to see it released in tandem alongside Google’s upcoming version of their Android operating system, Android 4.4 “KitKat,” which has seen a few leaks of its own at this point.


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