When is it a good sign that leaked device information is legitimate? Usually, when the device maker requests the information be pulled from the web, and that’s exactly what happened over the weekend. Android Police published a reported service manual for the Nexus 5 smartphone with full specs and images only to see LG request the images be removed on Sunday evening.
That action doesn’t guarantee the leaked information is 100 percent accurate; last-minute details could change. But it’s a safe bet that these listed specs are what to expect from the Nexus 5 says Android Police:
- 4.95″ 1080p display (IPS TFT for those interested)
- 32GB internal storage (other capacities not specified)
- 2GB RAM
- MSM8974 aka Snapdragon 800 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
- Bluetooth 3.0 (Note: Android Police says there is mention of Bluetooth 4.0 in the manual as well)
- UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility
Surely, the Bluetooth 3.0 mention is inaccurate; now that Android 4.3 supports the newer Bluetooth 4.0 LE standard, Google’s flagship phone would have the radio to match.
At this point, there isn’t much left to unearth about the Nexus 5 hardware. Instead, any remaining surprises would come from Android 4.4, aka; KitKat. I don’t expect much in the way of visual changes to Android, but instead think the software will offer more under-the-hood improvements and additional features; perhaps more functions such as Touchless Control, currently found in the Moto X and new Moto Droid Ultra smartphones.