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The leaks related to Google’s new Nexus phone and the new version of Android that it will run are coming in hard and fast. Now, Gadget Helpline, the site that leaked photos of an early Android 4.4 KitKat build, is back with screenshots purportedly revealing the specs of the Nexus 5.

The information contained in the screenshots isn’t new, but it seems to confirm some of the specs that we gleamed from the LG D821 service manual that hit the web over the weekend. The shots also exhibit the white status icons in the notifications drop bar, in line with other leaks.

nexus 5 screenshot (1) nexus 5 screenshot (2)

The specs “confirmed” by the screenshots (collected with the Android System Info app) include:

  • Qualcomm MSM 8974, quad-core, 2.2GHz, Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB; base version has 12.55GB of free space out of the box
  • Full HD display (1,776 x 1,080 excluding the navigation bar). At 4.96-inch, pixel density would be 444 ppi. The display is supposedly IPS LCD, made by LG Display
  • 8MP camera (2,448 x 3,264) with continuous autofocus

There are really no surprises here, though it’s nice to have further confirmation, albeit not entirely reliable, on the specifications of the upcoming Nexus. Stay tuned for more and check out our Nexus 5 rumor roundup for more.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • AlexNapo

    We just want to know the launch date..nothing else matters..!

    • eliseo


      • Tuấn Ankh

        Today is the Nexus 11.
        I mean Chromebook 11.

        • eliseo

          Lol… really? I just wanted to say a joke…

          • Tuấn Ankh

            Likewise,lol. If you knew there was an event, you knew it was the Chromebook. I didn’t even know there was an event today until I read about the Chromebook 11 on Techno buffalo.
            Does Nexus 11 not sound like a joke to you? :(

          • eliseo

            Yes, it sounds like a joke. The prob. is that I’m in italy… and when i posted the comments i haven’t seen any news about chromebooks…

          • Tuấn Ankh

            Ah. Lol, then it was not the joke I thought it was.

  • Jeremy

    Ugh agreed like come on at Least announce the event. I would assume we are not seeing this device until mid Nov, but I’m going stir crazy waiting for the official unveiling date!!

    • Jared Isch

      Yeah I think today was my deadline for believing the event would be 10/14. i can’t imagine they’d wait less than a week if they really are releasing a new phone/tablet/os and potentially a watch/ring. Too much big news to not let everyone know when….28th maybe? ugh almost 3 more weeks until we even get eyes on it being functional???

  • makapav

    There’s a new rumor that the 32GB version has a 3000mAh battery sold. In mobile phone world – this is a godsend. I hope we can get confirmation on that too :-)

    • Humberto Hernandez

      I hope the 16Gb and 32Gb to have 3000mAh batteries. Not only the 32Gb model.

      I’m buying the 32Gb model (if i can, i hope it not to be a Google Play exclusive like the Nexus 4 and 10). But, thinking what phone to buy acording to its storage it’s enough, now add the battery? Nawww, stop complicating things.

      • makapav

        My phone runs out of battery faster than the GBs. So battery priority > storage for me. Easy enough.

    • EvenInTheDarkestHour

      LG could do it using the same 2300 battery space, just with a slight bump using their stacked battery.

  • joser116

    I like that LG is making most of the important things, like the display, battery, and camera. They have some good technology :]

    • NeedName

      just don’t let LG do any of the software and things will be OK. . .

      • Tuấn Ankh

        can’t agree more. I don’t know about LG’s current phones, but my girlfriend had the LG Mytouch 4G and the LG Doubleplay. Both of them went amazingly… slow after the software updates.

    • Christopher Vanwinkle

      Nokia is a bit better in terms of camera, but I do agree with you on the display. Now only if it was larger…

  • Oli72

    if this is it here is my money. will be waiting ONLINE. lol. getting the 32GB version.

  • cvgordo

    i love my note 3 but if it didn’t exist this would be my other phone for sure. this phone is going to sell like crazy as long as they keep the price in check.

  • le_lutin

    Correction to the article: “gleamed” should be “gleaned”.

  • Groud Frank

    Another repetitive rumour. How about a price or a launch rumour this time. We’ve know all of this stuff for months now.

    • Noel

      The 16GB w/a 2300mAh battery= $299. The 32GB w/a 3000mAh battery=$399 per today’s rumor

      • Vincent Marino

        Been a rumor for a few days now, actually.

  • AyDThird

    Will you be able to change the channel on the TV like you can with the G2?

    • hzd

      Lost your remote again, what’s with all the IR stuff these days ?

      It never kicked off with watches, so why the phone ?

      When I’m home my phone charges and if I want to surf I use my PC or tablet.

      If I watch telly I use the remote, now I have to get my phone launch an app and change channels ( if the phone has support for my telly / DVD player / free view box )

      Oh look I have a remote here I’ll use that, its a gimmick to sell phones to suckers with money burning a hole in their pocket.

      • AyDThird

        Well yes it may be a gimmick, but everything is these days… Look at anything Samsung makes. But for a geek like myself, its a really cool feature/gimmick, and why not replace my two remotes (that’s just in one room) with something I always have in my hand or pocket? Hell, i could throw away all the tv remotes in my house. Just be less stuff laying around to loose.

        Ps: the watches were pretty cool.

  • Alu Zeros

    Honestly prefer battery over screen

    • APai

      yeah, we have pretty good technology these days, we are spoilt silly, and we complain about nothing, some godforsaken viewing angles and generally splitting hair. give me a long battery life and I’m sold!

  • Epic Tea

    $300 – 16gb = 2300 mAh
    $400 – 32gb = 3000 mAh

    • iTriune

      Question, where are you hearing this rumor?

      • Vardan Nazaretyan

        Many tech sites are reporting this.

        • iTriune

          Can you send me a link because i’ve yet to read that on any tech site?

          Thank you

    • Justin Rebar

      An extra $100 doesnt seem right to me though. I hope its $350

      • Noel

        Battery battery n more battery. Yap i would say $400 for 32GB n 3000mAh battery…sold.

        • Justin Rebar

          Im just curious as to how that adds up to $100 more. Its most likely the one I will get.

          • Noel

            I know right..but at this point after my experience with the N4 battery, i will just pay the extra $100 to at least get some decent hours of use with the N5.

  • iTriune

    Oh wow, someone else announces the Nexus 5 who’s name is not Google……….Smmfh

  • Ørjan Baglo

    I hope the 3000mah battery in the 32GB version is true!!

  • heimrikr

    I will probably never get a nexus device sadly… They havent been making them with removable batteries or expandable storage… That is always a deal breaker for me…


    8 MP camera – does that make any sense? Upgrade everything else but keep the camera the same?

    • Cole Raney

      They coild keep the same amount of pixels and work on the other aspects of the camera. 8MP is more than you need or a smartphone.

      • BDPSU

        Yes, but people were already complaining about the N4 only having an 8 MP camera. Top devices have had > 8 MP cameras for a while now – so why not upgrade the camera along with everything else on Google’s new “flagship” smartphone?

        LG’s G2, which the N5 is supposedly based on, has a 13 MP camera, so why not carry that over to the N5?

        I just find it odd because everything in the N5 except the camera is an upgrade over the N4.

        • Jeff

          Does the Nexus 4 camera have OIS like the Nexus 5 camera reportedly does? If not then they are not the same camera, and we don’t know that the Nexus 5 camera is not better than the Nexus 4 camera.

          • BDPSU

            I still find it odd that they are not increasing the MP to be in line with other top of the line devices especially since the phone it is based on (LG G2) has a 13 MP camera.

          • Cole Raney

            Megapixels don’t freaking matter once you already have a bunch. Unless you plan on blowing the pictures to biggwr than life size, you don’t need more than 5 megapixels.

        • Cole Raney

          Did you not read what I said? It can be an pdated camera AND stay at 8MP. 1080p is 2 megapixels. After that, the image quality relies on much more than the number of pixels

          • BDPSU

            Yes I read what you said – did you read what I said?

            I even started my comment out by saying “Yes” – which means I agreed with what you said.

            You watch, the fact that this phone has “only” an 8 MP camera will be a common complaint.

  • bjssp

    That should be 2.3 ghz. Don’t we round up?

  • bjssp

    Shouldn’t it be 2.3ghz?