Nexus 5 Manual Leaks, All but confirmed

A render of the LG Nexus 5 from a Reddit user
A render of the LG Nexus 5 from a Reddit user

Seriously is there something about the upcoming Nexus smartphone that we still don’t know? I doubt. I’ve been going through the leaked Nexus 5 manual for a few hours now checking very minute detail and save for those many industrial connotations contained therein, it is like we have it all. There are a few contradictions here and there but the stage is already set. We just need Google to complete the picture and fill in blanks like availability and pricing otherwise, it is all there for everyone to see. In a Scribd document.

So what do we have? Nothing out of the ordinary. The sketches used in the manual are those that have been making rounds over the last couple of weeks. The internals may be our point of surprise since unlike many expected, the Nexus 5 will have everything spec-wise to suggest that it will compete at the very top of the table alongside curent flagship devices like Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, LG’s G2, HTC’s One and the oft-rumoured One Max and Sony’s Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra. There are few compromises like the camera (only as far as the megapixel count goes) but everything else is high end:

  • A 5 inch (4.95 to be precise) 1080p display
  • A Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz
  • 8 megapixel main camera accompanied by a 1.3 megapixle front-facing shooter
  • A 2300 mAh battery
  • Same dimensions as the LG Nexus 4, its predecessor, just that the bezels are slimmer to accommodate the beefed up display size.
  • The document in the last pages shows that the device will have 32 GB internal storage though further digging contradicts this as there is talk of 16 GB internal storage. We cannot be sure at this point whether what we’ll have is a device with 32 GB internal storage or 16 or both though the 32 GB option obviously sounds nicer and is highly likely bearing in mind the many complaints that the Nexus 4 received pertaining to storage issues and the fact that Nexus devices don’t have expandable memory slots (microSD cards).
  • Also conflicting is the mention of Bluetooth 3.0 yet a closer look at the manual points to Bluetooth 4.0. Since this is a leaked document, we can assume it is not final and obviously a brand new Nexus can’t shun Bluetooth 4.0 for the old 3.0 standard.

If you’ve been dying to get the Nexus, that is all that can be deduced from the leaked manual. You can view it below for a more detailed breakdown if you’re so into further digging but this here is all that matters for a quick look.

The device has a model number LG D821. Whether that is the model number of the international version of the N exus or a market specific (there are hardly such things for Nexus devices) we cannot be sure but the important news is that like we have always suspected, once again it is LG making the next Nexus.

Here are a few photos from the leaked service manual

Here is the service manual


    • As has come to be expected of Nexus devices lately which means it will be available only through the Google Play Store and such outlets like BestBuy and for the network options it should work with LTE networks, maybe it is because this is likely not the final copy. It will have to work with as man LTE bands as possible since unlike the Nexus 4, it should be fully LTE-capable and seeing as it is that VZW and ATT are big in the States, they can’t be left out. I noticed that too, there’s no 700MHz bands.

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