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Alleged LG Nexus 5 Spotted In FCC Photo [Update: Picture Gallery]

Edwin Kee

Well, well, what do we have over here? Plenty has been said about the upcoming LG Nexus 5, where @evleaks, who normally post very accurate rumors that eventually turn to be true, mentioned that they are happy to be wrong this time around about the LG D821/D820, which they originally refuted it to be the Nexus 5. What you see below appears to be the clearest look to date concerning what could very well be a new Google Nexus smartphone that rolled off LG’s production lines. Update: we've now added a full image gallery to the end of the article.

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The back portion of the alleged LG Nexus 5 at the FCC / © PhoneScoop

LG submitted to the FCC a "class 2 permissive change" for a variant of Verizon's LG G2, citing "some hardware changes (antenna/PCB adjustments)" to the handset. Normally, these changes happen to be typically near the release of new handsets. The thing about this set of photos from the FCC, however, would be the fact that what is shown is totally different from the LG G2.

In fact, if one were to take a closer look, it does seem as though the new device would take after not only the shape, but also the design language of the LG Nexus 4, which would be the predecessor to the alleged LG Nexus 5. This alleged Nexus 5 photo does sport a larger camera design which can be clearly seen above, with both the camera and flash seemingly in the same place as the alleged Nexus 5 that was originally spotted in the Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling video.

Not only that, other images from the FCC do depict the power button as well as volume rocker located not behind, but on either side of the handset, which clearly shows that this is no LG G2 variant right from the get go.

[Update 11:15 AM Berlin time 13.09.2013]

We just added a more complete picture gallery of the FCC images of the LG Nexus 5. Check it out:

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    Kris Carlon Sep 12, 2013 Link

    And if you look at both barcodes you'll see LG-D820 - the same designation from the previous FCC documents that I'm convinced are the Nexus 5. No lengthwise Nexus logo though...

  • Edwin Kee Sep 13, 2013 Link

    Maybe that will be "revealed" in due time, the Nexus logo