LG D821 visits FCC, puts the LG D820 in the Nexus 5 spotlight once again
And when the FCC received a visit from the LG D820, the buzz got even louder. Equipped with a 4.96 inch screen, the phone had connectivity for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Kit Kat was believed to be under the hood. But a new theory seemed to debunk this. A database leaked by evleaks showed a CDMA LG G2 with the model number of LG D821. Since the database mentioned the D821 and not the D820, the thought was that the latter was another CDMA LG G2 variant based on the similarity of the model numbers.
But on Thursday morning, FCC documentation for the LG D821 revealed it to be a GSM version of the LG G2 with LTE support for Band 5.And more importantly, the dimensions turned out to be real close to the LG G2 but not close at all to the LG D820. And that means that the LG D820 is NOT an LG G2 and very well could be the Google Nexus 5. Sweet dreams for Android fans.
source: FCC via Phandroid
2. Dr.Phil (Posts: 971; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Read the article again. It stated that it is NOT close to the LG G2.
3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3389; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yeah I know and I read the article properly but I want Nexus 5 almost close to the G2. :)
4. Retro-touch (Posts: 268; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Probably will be if made by LG, similar to the Optimus G and Nexus 4 scenario, at least I hope so, fingers crossed
5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 971; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I doubt it'll be close to the G2. I think LG learned it's lesson last time by having a Nexus device that was similar to the Optimus G they were trying to sell to consumers. More people picked the Nexus over the Optimus because it was basically the same thing except, in a way, it had it's benefits.
Rumors suggest (and we all know how I feel about rumors) it'll be more like a scaled down version of the Nexus 7 in terms of design. I remember looking at the documentation that went through the FCC and it was more than a few millimeters off from the dimensions of the G2. So, in short, don't place any bets on it being THAT similar to the G2.
9. gust3r3u (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)
dr phil , you are not good with phones , plz go back to your tv show
14. Dr.Phil (Posts: 971; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Oh no, I'm sad that someone on here doesn't like me. I may not get as many upvotes anymore! ....
Nice way to make a counterargument. Instead of attacking my reasoning, let's attack me as a person because we all know how successful that is. Have you even made one intelligible comment on a phone? If you're going to talk big you might as well own up to it. In other words, if you think you have something better to say then say it.
12. Dr.Tom (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Dr.Phil, LG still made lots of money off the Nexus4, as they received there cost plus profit. Google on the other hand made much less because of the next to nothing mark up on the phone. But Google's plan is not to make profit off the phone, but establish a brand of its own, bring attention to its OS with no overlays and make money with its app store also. We all have to agree that it is successing on all fronts and developing a loyal customer basis in the process, as most top shelf phones have offered a Google edition also.
I can say, now that the new iPhones are out, and I'm not impressed with the good, but small screen & minor updates, I'm waiting for the new Nexus5 to arrive. If its a version of the G2, similar screen, camera, battery, S600cpu? and similar pricing, its going to be my next phone! If not, then I will get the G2!
13. Dr.Phil (Posts: 971; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
You obviously misread my comment. I did not say that LG didn't make money off of the Nexus 4. I know they made money off of the Nexus 4 because Google was paying them for every device they were building. It was Google that was taking the hit by not selling a phone for profit, not LG.
My point was that I don't think LG would want a Nexus device that is too similar to the G2 because it would take away from THEIR sales of the G2.
Yes, I do agree it may have a similar screen and similar specifications, but the overall design and feel of the device is going to be different.
6. ryshard84 (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
Yesterday evleaks post on facebook he is happy to say he was wrong about D820/D821 so its look like it can be a new Nexus
7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1492; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
hope its better than LG G2 ,XPERIA.Z1,G.NOTE 3,N.LUMIA 1020..and I know its gonna be better than Iphone 5s..lol.
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
LG G2 camera is in the center, while in the photo we can see that Nexus 5 camera is more on the side like it is on Sony Xperia Z1: http://img.talkandroid.com/upl
oads/2013/09/Nexus_5_Leak_comp are_Xperia_Z1_Google_Android_K itKat_Video_02.png
But on the other hand we also can see something like the LG logo on the bottom:
11. fistigons (Posts: 264; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Here's the article about evleaks admitting his mistake.