LG Nexus 5 fully assembled, torn down, and on camera in new filing

LG Nexus 5 fully assembled, torn down, and on camera in new filing
We've seen enough leaks so far that we know the LG Nexus is real, but a new regulatory filing is giving us a look at everything about the device, inside and out. The regulatory documents come from the FCC where we've already seen two potential filings related to the new Nexus device, and the pictures look just like the smartphone that we saw in the Android KitKat statue unveiling video.

The pictures show the LG Nexus (presumed to be called the Nexus 5) in various states of assembly. If you like teardown pics, these are for you, because you get to see the device fully-assembled, and then pulled apart bit by bit all the way down. The hardware itself doesn't show the Nexus branding, but otherwise it looks just like the device we've seen before with the giant camera lens on the back. 

The filing is for a "class 2 permissive change" for the LG G2, which is the device that the new Nexus is assumed to be based on. Previous filings have indicated that the device will be a bit smaller than the Nexus 4, but have a slightly larger display at 4.96-inches. The device has a 2,300mAh battery, and is expected to be fitted with a Snapdragon 800, at least 2GB of RAM, and of course it will be the first device released with Android 4.4 KitKat

The only real question remaining is whether or not this will be the only new Nexus phone released, because there have also been rumors of a Motorola Nexus


source: FCC via The Verge

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)

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58 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Wohhh will be a great beast High-end specs+great camera+affordable price tag what more can we ask for???

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

a decent sized battery maybe ?

29. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

battery pics say 2200mah..see closely

32. Haridenberg

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The battery is 2300mAh, you can see it in the sixth photo if you looked closely... Which is kinda sucks, considering that the G2 has 3000mAh.

45. Muche

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

might be a test unit battery... Is there anything like that really :-|

47. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

test unit wont have a different battery. test units just lack of software updates. also camera module looks tiny, i expect same old drama of moto x and droid line. usual camera sensor and less mp count.

49. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks way too thick to have only 2300 may. Looks just as thick as the LG G2. Hopefully its thinner in its final firm if it has a 2300 or if not, hopefully they squeeze in a 3000 mah. Either way I'll probably buy it. Lol

55. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Ok, maybe that is where they will cut corner to make it affordable. Not too shabby battery capacity though and it is good enough that they include the grreat camera like LG G2

20. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

And all that with a pity 16GB of storage...

23. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I'm sure it will have an affordable price tag, but there you guys go again, assuming things will be a certain way with using rumors as -substantial- evidence. This is exactly why people went crazy about the Moto X. Just blindly believing they would subsidize everything, as usual...

2. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Oh....my.....god! Please release the damn phone right now! * throws money at screen*

43. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I am planning to order (or pre-order) the LG (Nexus 5) one as soon as it is announced. I don't care about the rumored Motorola version because I am not planning to buy it no matter the price...

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok it's got a tiny bit of my interest.... HECK who am I kidding here.... How about that super SEXY, SICK, Samsung Galaxy Note III? Is it October 10th yet?????

46. GalaxyNoted

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

So I'm not the only onnneee!

4. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

32 GB and up please, love the bezel,5 inch screen with smaller body than the S4 ,that work good for me.

5. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

The question here is what will it be missing? They have to leave something vital out to accommodate the low price. Probably only has a 720p screen

12. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

probably not, the new nexus 7 has FHD screen yet it will be cheaper than nexus 5 ( following the old nexus 7 and nexus 4)

6. jsebago

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

What is that next to the camera? In the middle/top of the phone?

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Might be a fingerprint scanner that doubles as a power button.

25. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Volume rocker and power button have been confirmed to be on the sides, so no I don't think so. The most popular suggestions seem to be either the fingerprint scanner like you mentioned, or an IR blaster. If this is the Nexus device, somehow I doubt it would have it. This is a developer/reference device with stock Android. Stock Android wouldn't likely have native support for hardware not all phones would have, like a fingerprint scanner. If it did, it could mean that all future flagships will be 'required' to have one as a new hardware baseline, but I don't think that is something Google can enforce since Android is open source...

34. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Stock Android has always natively supported hardware that not all phones would have, like NFC, because Google wants OEMs to have the feature, even if it isn't required.

40. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I guess. Unfortunately for them, NFC and Google Wallet isn't taking off like they were hoping -- I wouldn't imagine a fingerprint scanner would fare much better. Something I'd much rather see universally would be something like Samsung's Air View that works across all apps.

7. Mass88

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Stick a halfway decent camera in this thing (at least better than the Galaxy Nexus) and I will grab this thing right away,

8. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Selling my iCrap 5 for this, if the battery and camera lives up to my expectations.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Lookin' good there LGoog. Lookin' Good. Also, I am still amused when I see the Official Mexican Standard logo. NOM NOM NOM

11. Santi_Santi unregistered

im starting to think there will be 2 Nexus, a high end model from LG and a mid range model from Moto.

13. andrexx24

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

5 inch screen with only 2,300mAh battery? They lost me there, well there's only two options left, iphone 5s or note 3, Depending on how's the handling on the note 3 I prolly give it the edge.

30. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Yup. As much as I want the phone it's a no-go if the battery is too small. Either Kit-Kat will have to have AMAZING battery optimization or I can only hope the battery size is up fo r revision

14. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

The battery size has me really worried. Krait 600 based devices are looking to be really good on battery, but that means status quo at best, if not regression on device life.

48. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Why? The note 1 had a 5.3" screen with a 2400mah battery and that lasted a day easy with heavy usage

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