Nexus lineup of devices is the prime of Android, being the first in line for any updates and generally spelling out a smartphone or tablet that will receive the maximum love from the Mountain View-based Google. In the recent days, Nexus 5 has become a very shady subject over the blogosphere rumor mill, and now it seems to have made an appearance in the FCC with a few interesting updates.
According to reports, a new smartphone, manufactured by LG (again), has been approved by the FCC and dubbed D820 for the model version. Not that every LG phone is bound to be the new Nexus 5, but certain indicators do point in that direction. For one, the FCC approval documents show that the device will have Qi Wireless Charging, which indicates a high-end device. Then, there is 7-band LTE support, showing compatibility with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint etc. The leaks also show CDMA/EVDO support, pentaband DC-HSPA+ and quadband GSM/EDGE network support.
On the connectivity front, the package further contains Bluetooth 4.0, Near Field Communication and WiFi module with dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac. On top of that, the device seems to be running on a Snapdragon 800 SoC, with a screen measuring up to 4.96 inches to be exact. The firmware version appears to be M8974A, while software is listed as “aosp_hammerhead-userdebugKyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84.lee.20130618.015154.”
While not conclusive of anything, such high specs generally spell out a Nexus device, especially if it’s coming from LG again, and the fact that the device in question seems to corroborate with the leaked video that we saw earlier, depicting a Google employee taking photos with an unseen smartphone. Should all this turn out to be true, it will surely be a phone worthy of anticipating.
There are also some other interesting things to note in this whole story. The software version spells “KyeLimePie” which was the former name of Android 4.4 KitKat. The odd spellings for “Key” might be a typo, but it can also indicate a prototype firmware that the company might be playing around with. Either way, it is most certain that this device will be a massive flagship, even if it doesn’t turn out to be the original Nexus 5.
(via: Engadget) (Image credit: BBC)
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