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The supposed Nexus 5 FCC filing may just be another LG G2

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The supposed Nexus 5 FCC filing may just be another LG G2
Last week, we saw a filing pass through the FCC for a mystery LG device that was labeled as model D820; and, the theory has been that the filing was showing the upcoming Nexus 5. But, there's a new theory going around that the D820 wasn't actually the Nexus 5, but is actually just another LG G2 variant.

The evidence comes by proxy. It seems that @evleaks found a database that shows the GSM LG G2, which is model D802, alongside the a CDMA variant of the G2, which is labeled as model D821. The database doesn't directly mention the D820, but given the listing for the D821, the idea is that what we saw go through the FCC is actually another CDMA variant of the G2 and not the fabled Nexus 5. 

The trouble with this theory is that it doesn't account for the fact that the backplate design doesn't show the camera and rear control buttons in the center as you would expect with the G2, and instead show the camera off to the corner, and no controls, as you might expect with the Nexus. So, we'll just have to hold on for some official word, or more full-fledged leaks. 

source: @evleaks 1 & 2 via pocketnow

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posted on 09 Sep 2013, 19:35 3

1. sniper1087 (Posts: 340; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I hope no back buttons or hyperglaze back

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 19:38 2

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5138; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I don't think there will be back buttons or hyperglaze back judging from the leak picture below.
http://cdn.androidcommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/lg-nexus-5-leak-540x348.jpg

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 19:46 1

3. sniper1087 (Posts: 340; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Bah I heard that google did that on purpose to throw off tech bloggers.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 20:12

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6188; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


It's just a teaster and i also hope NO BACK buttons either

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 19:53 1

4. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


The D820 info was baseless except for the number being next to D821. A poster from AP confirmed it.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 20:00 2

5. D.Aceveda (Posts: 358; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Post the full story PA. Evleaks said its a Verizon variant of the G2. Yet he can\'t explain why it doesn\'t support Verizons LTE banding. The person who runs Evleaks is a jackoff who doesn\'t know what\'s going on half the time someone leaks info

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 20:44 2

7. a_merryman (Posts: 627; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


A G2 variant that didn't have Verizon's bands in it? That didn't have the buttons on the back? That had that massive opening for the camera like in the video? That has a different battery in it? And that is just under 5", unlike the G2 which is 5.2". Right, I'm sure it is a G2 variant.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 21:27

8. pwnarena (Posts: 831; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


not so good for LG net income but certainly raises market share.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 23:39

9. zachattack (Posts: 540; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


i hope the nexus 5 does have back buttons just to spite all of you who seem to have it in your head that it was a bad idea xP

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 01:55 1

10. TylerGrunter (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


@Michael
Only that neither the dimensions of the phone, the size of the screen or the version of the OS of the D821 matches the documents of the FCC for the D820:
https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/377010694631063552/photo/1

In the FCC the phone has: 5" screen, 68.2mm wide, 131.9 mm tall and Key Lemo Pie.
While in evleaks the D821 has 5.2" screen, 70.9x138.5 mm and Jelly Bean 4.2.
So I think this time eveleaks is wrong and that there is still hope.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:45

11. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


im too bothered about the back plate being glass on the nexus 5, just along as the back glass has the same strength as the front glass. This is what was wrong with the nexus 4. The back glass was different (and not as strong) from the front glass.

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