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It’s looking more and more like LG is building the Nexus 5(s goog) handset. After an image in an official Google video for Android 4.4 showed off a new Nexus, the FCC has pictures of what appears to be the same handset. And that phone is made by LG, the same company that built last year’s Nexus 4.
PhoneScoop spotted the FCC filings with the images and you can see the resemblance of the tested phone with the one in the Google video that was quickly pulled.
So far, little is known about the phone’s internals, but it’s clear that some type of camera improvements should be expected based on the photo. And unlike the Nexus 4, this model will surely support LTE as the FCC tests indicate the correct frequency bands for fast mobile broadband.
I had thought Motorola might get the nod for this year’s Nexus, but apparently it wasn’t meant to be. That’s OK, LG did a great job on the Nexus 4 and with newer hardware — think a Snapdragon 800 chip and full HD screen — the Nexus 5 is already looking good.