Leaks are becoming part and parcel of any big smartphone release these days, and it’s becoming increasingly rare that a new handset is announced without at least the main talking points already out in the public domain. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c suffered such a fate, and it’s starting to look like the unannounced Nexus 5 from Google and LG may suffer a very similar fate.
We’d already seen and heard plenty about the Nexus 5, with the device potentially even putting in an appearance in one of the search giant’s own promotional videos for Android, but this new leak takes the biscuit. It’s the mother load, if you will, and it’s certainly got tongues wagging.
The folks at Android Police appear to have managed to get their hands on the manual for the soon to be announced Nexus 5, the successor to the very popular and unusually cheap Nexus 4. Considering neither Google or LG have admitted the existence of such a device, scoring its manual is something of a coup. It also means we get to answer some questions surrounding the device.
Assuming this leak is legit, and we have no reason to think it isn’t, then we now know that the Nexus 5 will feature a 4.95-inch 1080p display, powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.3GHz. 2GB of memory will back that chip up, and storage will be taken care of in the form of 32GB of internal memory.
Beyond that there will be NFC, wireless charging and an 8-megapixel OIS rear camera. The front-facing shooter will be the now obligatory 1.3-megapixel affair we are so used to.
While it is indeed obviously possible that this manual could be a fake, it would have to be a very elaborate one. While we obviously suggest everyone exercises caution here, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if the phone described in this manual is the one that Google and LG announce in the coming weeks.
With a Nexus device expected to be shown off sooner rather than later, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out whether this thing is real, or not.
The manual has been taken down on LG’s request, which further adds fuel to the fire that this was indeed a legit manual of the upcoming Nexus handset.
You may also like to check out: