During the unveiling of the Android 4.4 or Android KitKat statue, Google’s video featured a smartphone that did not look like any other existing phone. This lead to people to conclude that the phone in the video is the next Nexus, which for now is referred to as Nexus 5. Google may have accidentally revealed the next Nexus since after people noticed the phone, the video was immediately pulled down. Here is a screenshot of the video showing a man holding a phone that’s said to be the Nexus 5.
Documents from an FCC filing only strengthened the belief that the phone is indeed the next Nexus. The FCC documents referred to an LG device named the “LG-D820”. The device has a 4.96-inch display, wireless Qi charging, and runs Android KitKat. The shape of LG-D820 is an exact match of the device shown on the KitKat launch, including the location of the camera and the flash. Here are features of the Nexus 5 as shown in the FCC filing.
The Nexus 5 is expected to pack a Snapdragon 800 and will feature a host of connectivity options that include LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4 and NFC.
Based on the Google video and the FCC filing, somebody on The Verge has imagined what the Nexus 5 will look like. Here’s what he came up with.
And he even made a comparison between the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5. Here’s the second photo.