LG-D821 (Nexus 5?) spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

by: Chris SmithSeptember 6, 2013

Nexus 5 at Android 4.4 KitKat statue unveiling

An LG handset whose model number is similar to the purported Nexus 5 spotted with the FCC has also been seen at the Bluetooth SIG.

The LG-D821 is identified as an LG LTE mobile phone and has been listed on September 5 with the Bluetooth SIG – the FCC filing was also discovered yesterday.

According to the information that’s available so far, the LG-D820 may be the next Nexus smartphone, which means the LG-D821 must also be a Nexus version.

The device is yet to be confirmed by Google, but the company did publish an Android 4.4. KitKat video in which a Nexus handset that looked nothing like any of the existing Nexus smartphones was seen – Google then removed the video.

Nexus 5 Bluetooth SIG

Furthermore, this isn’t the first time we hear that LG may be the maker of the Nexus 5, and considering that the LG Nexus 4 was far from being the best kept secret in the tech world, we wouldn’t be surprised to see more Nexus 5 leaks in the coming months.

While the Bluetooth SIG doesn’t reveal any details about the LG-D821, other than LTE and Bluetooth support, so far we learned that the LG-D820 will have a 4.96-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, LTE support for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, NFC, wireless charging support, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Android 4.4 KitKat. However, nothing is official just yet.

Nexus 5 FCC

Images of the phone aren’t exactly available (excluding the above components), although fan-made renders have already surfaced.

  • Rabid Rotty

    820 or 821?

    • Balraj

      Maybe one is with lte n other is normal hspa?

      • Raj Bhatt

        Both model numbers support LTE. We only know the supported LTE bands of the D820 though.

        Perhaps the D821 will support Verizon LTE bands?

  • Qbancelli

    Oh Yeah!
    It is real!

  • Balraj

    Wow……things are getting heated up
    Got to see…I don’t think nexus 5 has thin bezel like lg g2..that’s y, the screen size is small..I have high hopes on the camera..
    Can’t wait lol…

    • Ivan Myring

      God yeah, 5 inches, how pathetically small and feeble. It will have a thin bezel as it has a bigger screen than the nexus 4 but the whole phone is narrower.

      • Balraj

        I don’t think lg will give nexus that bezel advantage…
        Then not many will buy the g2…

        • 26

          I don’t think so, the LG nexus is not really that better than the original one. Except for the software support.

          • Balraj

            True but still
            Almost 25 to 30% lesser price n lifetime software update(ofc we r not going to use same phone all our life)
            Only thing lacking will be software tweaks like touchwiz,optimus ui
            But g2 is special
            Many are saying placing the buttons on the back is super…
            Got to wait until October to find who is better….
            Oh I forgot, nexus 5 will have same internal like g2
            Let’s hope….

          • 26

            Tomorrow is pre-order in indonesia for g2 and the price is just as same as xperia z.

            I have lgo g bacause it has more storage than nexus 4.

  • ConCal

    Maybe its the Verizon version? Doubt it, but I just want to give VZW folks some hope.

    • poop

      Really hope this is the case. It’s between the N5 or the G2. Bezels, camera, battery life, display size/resolution, material (and how it feels in the hand), and most importantly button placement are my deciding factors. I have undoubtedly forgotten something important in that list that goes over button placement, but I’m sure I’ll remember it later.

      • ConCal


    • Nick Dion

      What made you think that?

    • King7Dom

      Even if it was, would you want to get it?

      And not get updates?

    • Cal Rankin

      That would really be an interesting approach for Google. Given what I saw with the Nexus 7, I thought for sure that Big Red was getting the Nexus 5 (not that I really care, since I’m leaving in a few months), but Verizon has a lot more customers, so it would have made sense to get Android developer phones on a very good network. Maybe there’s a Verizon version that’s being kept very much under wraps…?

    • newsjunkieintl

      or could be for Australia? For some reason of all the multiple LTE bands on the LG-D820, Australia was not covered.

      Still for the gen3 Galaxy Nexus, yes Google did a specific model number for Verizon, so LG-D821 could be for them. It also could have gone through the FCC but documents just not been released yet due to manufacturer confidentiality request. The LG-D820 was approved by the FCC in AUGUST, but was put under confidentiality wrap (at manufactures request) until rescinded (by manufacturer request) and released last week — which strangely coincided with the “accidental” Google reveal in the Android 4.4 KitKat video. And note all this was just a week before the big Apple iPhone 5S announcement. Google did all this for PR and business strategy reasons!

      But the LG-D821 is still a mystery — not to be revealed just yet…

  • Ahmed Zakir

    Need to upgrade from my GNex. Don’t disappoint Nexus 5!

    • MasterMuffin

      I promise it won’t, unless you’re expecting a removable battery, an sd card slot and/or a 6.1″ screen with a resolution of 2560×1600 :)

      • Piyush

        Whats wrong with sd card. Atleast they should provide 32gb and 64gb storage.

        • MasterMuffin


      • Gilles LeBlanc

        Who’s the troll who downvoted that. Ur exactly right muffin, for some 6 inch plus is to big. Dude I totally did not get it until seeing my small but mighty friend TY pocket my Note 2.

        • MasterMuffin

          Thanks :) I think people (like Piyush above) don’t get my comment. If someone is waiting for the Nexus 5 to be a phablet with a removable battery and an sd card slot, they’re going to get dissappointed because that ain’t happening!

          • Piyush

            you are right about sd card but at least they give option in storage size like 32gb and 64gb , 16gb isnt enough you know that.

          • MasterMuffin

            I know, but that’s not what I was talking about + your original comment only said “what’s wrong with sd card”, that’s why I replied “nothing” :)

          • Piyush

            Great :)

  • Dallat2525

    If u never thought it would be as cheap as last model would you give a fuck :0

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  • Cal Rankin

    People do seem to complain that Verizon won’t be supported, but riddle me this: which CDMA carrier is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, and which CDMA carrier is not very well-known for being Android friendly?

  • The Nexus 5 is not revealed surprisingly. Google wanted to make it seen to the crowd!