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A service manual for the LG-built Nexus 5 handset surfaced over the weekend, showing off multiple images and full specifications for the yet-unannounced smartphone. LG requested the pictures pulled, adding some legitimacy to the details.

Nexus 5

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
  • NFC
  • 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.

  1. “32GB internal storage (other capacities not specified)”

    Actually both 16GB and 32GB memory was seen in the diagrams.

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  2. Dilip Andrade Monday, October 7, 2013

    The only thing of great importance left to find out is release timing… will it be available before my existing device gives up the ghost?

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  3. No external SD card ? 32 GB is not enough…

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    1. No Nexus phone save for the original Nexus One has an SD card slot. Google presents these as connected devices and I doubt that’s going to change in the near future.

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    2. Large hard drives and sd cards are the thing of the past.
      I keep 21 GB of my files on Google Drive which can be accessed on any device anywhere.
      I also have 8 GB of my music on Google Music which can be access from any Android device or PC anywhere.
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      If you’re on a carrier with data caps (except Sprint) I can see a reason for your tears.

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  4. Weehhhh Weehhhh, no SD card, Weehhhh Weehhhh.
    Dude, wake up. It is all going cloud thank God

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  5. How do you listen to tunes in northern Canada when you have no cell service. Get your heads out of the clouds, no storage, no buy

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  6. Without a microSD slot I’m not interested.

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  7. Some people do live in ‘rural’ or ‘fly over country’ areas and data service, let alone voice/text are hard enough to keep. Sorry, I’m with Shayne….no storage, no buy.

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