Could LG-E960 at FCC be the new LG Optimus Nexus?

Earlier this week we reported on news that Google was getting close to releasing a new Nexus device, consistent with apparent plans to release five such devices to celebrate the five year anniversary of Android. Possible candidates for Google’s next Nexus device include LG hardware, possibly an LG Optimus G based device. With that in mind, a new LG device passed through the FCC this week with model number LG-E960. Some are wondering whether this may be the next Google Nexus device even though the device is not consistent with the Optimus G specs.

According to the FCC filing, the LG-E960 is a tri-band GSM device. The filings only indicate bands consistent with AT&T, but not LTE bands. The lack of LTE seems to rule out the device being based on the Optimus G which does have LTE capability. The LG-E960 does include NFC, which may quickly be moving toward a minimum standard for decent hardware.

What do you think? Will we see the LG-E960 presented sometime this month as the latest Google Nexus device or is this something else about to be released by LG?

source: FCC
via: DroidLife

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • yarrellray

    I am glad I have the 80gb of storage on my Galaxy S3. I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 2 on day one of launch and that too will have 80gb of storage. These devices hands down pimp slap any Nexus device..