lg nexus fcc collage 2

The case for the LG-made Nexus is getting stronger by the hour. Just today we reported that the confusion concerning the LG D820/821 codename is now a thing of the past, and now we get what appear to be actual images of the upcoming LG-made Nexus.

The images below were spotted by the folks at Phone Scoop in a set of documents that LG supplied to the FCC for a so-called “class 2 permissive change”. In the filing, the Korean manufacturer asks for permission to change the position of the antennae and other hardware inside a Verizon LG G2 variant.

However, the images clearly do not represent a G2. The front of the mystery device bears a slight resemblance to the Nexus 4, while it’s back matches the design of the device spotted at the KitKat statue inauguration last week.

To be clear, this is clearly not a retail unit and the final design will probably have a different finish. We can see though that the volume rocker and the power button are on the sides of the phone, unlike the G2, and also what appears to be a window of sort in the upper part of the device. That could be an IR blaster, but that’s just speculation.

As a reminder, a device codenamed LG D820 was spotted last week in FCC’s database, that the tech world has been speculating is the next Nexus. Featuring a 5-inch display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and stock Android, the LG-made device looks to be based on the G2 platform, as stated by earlier rumors out of Korea.

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.