Nexus 5 specs revealed along with a render


Last night we told you that the LG Nexus 5 cleared the FCC, and now that everyone has had a chance to study the documents, we have a little more information on the specs. We now know that it will come with a 4.96-inch screen or shall we say 5-inches? We don’t have confirmation on the resolution, but we can only assume 1080p.

It will also sport the Snapdragon 800, which is a little surprising to me. We don’t usually see the most up to date processors in Nexus devices. The battery is a little smaller than other flagships. At 2300 mAh, one has to wonder what kind of life we are going to get if it’s pushing a 1080p display.

We don’t know how thick the phone is, but we can tell you that it’s 131.9mm tall (5.2-inches) by 68.2mm wide (2.7-inches). We already told you that it has support for 7 LTE bands (2/4/5/17/25/26/41), including Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T along with support for CDMA / EVDO rev A, pentaband DC-HSPA+, and quadband GSM / EDGE. It also has Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and dual-band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac.

We also mentioned that the firmware is M89974A with ”aosp_hammerhead-userdebugKyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84.lee.20130618.015154″ as the software version. We are assuming that Key Lime Pie was the backup name if Google and KitKat couldn’t reach a deal.

Last but not least, the image above is a render created by Reddit user Vovicon. I’m not usually a fan of renders, but since we already have a good idea of what the phone looks like from the video earlier in the week and this is a Nexus device, why the hell not? It’s probably going to be pretty darn close.

We should probably get an official unveiling sometime in October. Last year, Google was going to introduce the Nexus 4 in New York City, but Hurricane Sandy forced them to cancel. Hopefully Google will plan a return trip to NYC this year for the Nexus 5 unveiling.

sources: Reddit / FCC

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • jack

    This will be the ultimate phone… The phone I’ve been waiting forever for. Perfect specs, perfect android.

    • dinmab

      copying this comment, to reuse it every month :P

  • Dmitri

    hopefully it will have 32 or even 64GB of memory… I have nexus 4 with 8GB, and it is impossible to use :-