New LG Nexus smartphone images and specs allegedly revealed in leaked service manualAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
There's been a pretty steady trickle of LG Nexus 5 leaks in recent weeks, but tonight we may have hit the mother lode. The folks at Android Police have shared what is said to be an internal service manual for the LG-D821, complete with sketches, photos and specs of the device thought to be LG and Google's next Nexus smartphone.
The document itself is a biggie, coming in at 281 pages full of schematics, outlines and extremely detailed component information. There is some juicy information buried within, though, even for the laymen among us. One example of that is the sketch you see above, which gives us a pretty good idea of what the Nexus 5 looks like. Also included is a handful of photos that show the device itself from several different angles.
And just in case sketches and photos of the Nexus 5 weren't enough, the manual also includes a parts list that names just about every one of the LG-D821's specs. According to this document, the D821 features a 5-inch 1920x1080 TFT LCD display, Qualcomm MSM8974 (Snapdragon 800) processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 1.3-megapixel front shooter, 16GB/32GB storage, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE, microSIM, NFC, wireless charging and a 2300mAh battery.
It's worth mentioning that the information contained within this document shouldn't be considered official quite yet, especially since the manual is described as being a "draft version." The included images do appear to line up with previous leaks, though, and some of the alleged spec details have been named before in documents from the FCC.
One detail that we're still missing is the date on which Google actually plans on announcing its next Nexus smartphone, but considering how long the Nexus 4 has been sold out and how close we are to the one-year anniversary of its original announcement, it certainly seems like an official introduction can't be too far off. You can pass the time until then by hitting up the gallery below for more images of the Nexus 5 and the Scribd link for the entire 281-page document.