LG D821 visits FCC, puts the LG D820 in the Nexus 5 spotlight once again

LG D821 visits FCC, puts the LG D820 in the Nexus 5 spotlight once again
It all started with that picture taken at the time that the Kit Kat Android statue was unveiled at the Googleplex. The picture, frozen for all time, shows a mystery man snapping a picture using the camera on an unknown smartphone that was sporting the new NEXUS style logo on the back. Right away, the buzz started getting loud that the phone in the picture was the Google Nexus 5.

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.

The FCC filing reopens the controversy over the Nexus 5

The FCC filing reopens the controversy over the Nexus 5


source: FCC via Phandroid

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14 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, I want Nexus 5 close to G2.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2253; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Read the article again. It stated that it is NOT close to the LG G2.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah I know and I read the article properly but I want Nexus 5 almost close to the G2. :)

4. Retro-touch unregistered

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: 2253; Member since: Feb 14, 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: Apr 11, 2013

dr phil , you are not good with phones , plz go back to your tv show

14. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2253; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Oh no, I'm sad that someone on here doesn't like me. I may not get as many upvotes anymore! .... Not. 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: 47; Member since: May 11, 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: 2253; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I don't! I want it much smaller!

6. ryshard84

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 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: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 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: Aug 05, 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/uploads/2013/09/Nexus_5_Leak_compare_Xperia_Z1_Google_Android_KitKat_Video_02.png But on the other hand we also can see something like the LG logo on the bottom:

11. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Here's the article about evleaks admitting his mistake.www.gsmarena.com/lg_d820_might_still_be_the_nexus_5-news-6774.php

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