Nexus 5 passes through Bluetooth SIG

Nexus 5 passes through Bluetooth SIG
It looks like everything is on schedule if Google really is aiming for the rumored October 15th announcement of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat. The device passed through the FCC last month, and now it has also passed through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which puts the device one step closer to being ready for its official release.

Given the wealth of leaks we've seen on the Nexus 5, there really isn't anything new to be learned from the Bluetooth SIG filing. This filing is for the LG model D821, which is one that we have seen before when it passed through the FCC almost exactly one month ago. Still, the picture of the Nexus 5 is pretty clear these days. 

The device is expected to have a 4.95-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, choice of 16 or 32 GB of storage, a 2300mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.2MP front camera, and LTE support (although Verizon LTE isn't expected to be included.) The latest rumors put the announcement of the device at October 15th with the release somewhere before the end of the month.

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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)



1. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

so this will be the day i decide to wait for the nexus 5 or to buy lg g2!!! SWEEEEET!!!

3. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I'm with you. Once I see the official announcement for the Nex5 I can finally decide on my new phone.

4. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

i know right? i'm sure even the nexus 5 will be a beast but i wanna see which one has that extra edge.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I feel that Nexus 5 will be better than LG G2, but it is just my feeling. :)

21. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i don't know man... it really depends on the battery and camera but the winner is obvious as soon as you look for sim-free price(hopefully) :P

2. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'm hoping this camera is gonna have something special about it.. I mean 8 megapixels??

8. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Same as the 5 and 5S. Do you consider those to be crappy cameras?

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Also glass on camera eye is very wide, interesting if camera eye utilize whole diameter of such wide glass. Let's hope that it has practical use because now it looks a bit silly, like a door peephole. :/

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The camera opening is large, but the actual camera module is average sized. If you look at close up pictures you would see most of the opening is taken up by a metal ring. Look picture #2 and #12 in this article, it's plainly visible;

22. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

its to make room for the IOS! :P

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Megapixels have little to do with camera quality. The iPhone 5S has an 8 MP camera and takes some of the best shots of any modern smartphone, even when compared to Sony's 13 MP Exmor RS sensor.

24. Adana

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

But the camera on Nexus 5 has built in optical stabilization, unlike iPhone 5S. The display is also better than the one on iPhone 5S, so I would definitely choose Nexus 5 over iPhone 5S (check for example the comparison available on

5. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

It will be a good phone but the only thing I dont like is that buttons are not on the bezel but on the screen. By the way what about the camera? Are 8 megapixels enough? May be they want to try ultrapixels?

6. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013


7. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

My only concern so far with the Nexus is the battery life that's all. (Snapdragon 800 chipset may help) So it is going to be LG G2 or Nexus 5.

12. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I wonder why google went for 2300mah battery...may be they have some under the hood tweaks in 4.4 to improve battery life...we can just hope!

14. kevin_wsy

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

The new Linux kernel, maybe?

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Pity about that whole Verizon being control freaks thing. This phone looks damn near perfect to me.

13. greenmunky

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Every report prior to this one in the last few weeks has said Verizon 4G LTE support would be included. This is the first nay saying I've read in a little while. Is there new evidence to support this besides the Nexus 7 debacle?

15. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

2300 mAh is the only thing that's not acceptable to me. 1080p + 5" should have atleast 2800 mAh :/

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They're supposedly going to offer 2 different models; one with 16 GB of storage and a 2300 mAh battery and one with 32 GB of storage and a 3000 mAh battery.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I read that as well but I doubt that much of the news released for the phone up to this point can be confirmed as official. We shall wait and see I suppose… hopefully no more than 4 days. I also hope that this phone does make its way to Verizon… I’m on a Galaxy Nexus and desperately want a nice new Nexus device.

20. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I do have a gnex as well and want this phone on verizon, but if they dont my contract is up by next year and I might consider another carrier for the first time. I don't need the country wide coverage anyway

23. GeekMovement unregistered

I would hope that the front camera megapixels would start leaving the 1-2mpx range, but oh well not like I do much video chatting anyways.

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