Nexus 5 render

A recent reportedly leaked Android 4.4 KitKat build has apparently revealed more details about the upcoming Google Nexus 5 smartphone, although these rumored specs can’t yet be confirmed.

Just like last year, the new Nexus smartphone appears not to be a very well kept secret, at least assuming these new leaks are indeed accurate.

As previously speculated, the Nexus 5 smartphone appears to be similar to the LG G2, although it won’t have the same features as LG’s 2013 flagship smartphone. From the looks of it, we’re looking at a smaller display, smaller battery, and downgraded camera.

Italian online publication Android World have gone through the leaked Android 4.4 file log that was reportedly taken from a Nexus 5 unit, and came up with the following list of specs, based on the references in the code:

  • 5-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) and 443 ppi
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • wireless charging battery (2300mAh according to FCC documents, but not confirmed by the log file)
  • NFC support
  • LTE support
  • accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light sensors, barometer
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

In addition to what was discovered in this leaked Android 4.4 KitKat build, existing FCC and Bluetooth SIG documentation have already confirmed that the LG-D820 – currently the most plausible Nexus 5 candidate out there – will also feature Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and support for a variety of LTE bands.

We’ll be back with more details about the Nexus 5 in the coming weeks, as the handset is rumored to be unveiled and launch at some point next month.

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