For those who aren’t convinced that Google is preparing to announce the Nexus 5 sometime soon, a recent leak may persuade you otherwise. The purported user manual for an LG-built Nexus 5 hit the Web for a brief period over the weekend before the Korea-based handset maker requested its removal.
The pamphlet obtained by Android Police detailed the Nexus 5’s specifications and contained images of the device. Although the hardware has yet to be confirmed, the user manual revealed the Nexus 5 could come with a 4.95-inch, 1080p display, which contradicts previous rumors that said its screen would be 5.2 inches.
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The handset is believed to come with 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 2.3-GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, an 8-megapixel Optical Image Stabilization rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front shooter. It’ll be capable of using NFC and will be powered by a 2300mAh battery, according to the alleged manual. The Nexus 4 successor may also feature Slimport compatibility, a micro SIM slot, wireless charging and Bluetooth 3.0. It’s expected to come with the same internal sensors you’ll find in most smartphones including an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, pressure sensor and proximity/ambient light detector.
But perhaps the most interesting leaked tidbit is the addition of LTE compatibility, which was one of our major drawbacks to the Nexus 4. The current generation Nexus handset operates on 3G, GSM, EDGE, GPRS and HSPA+ networks, although some hackers have found a way to get the Nexus 4 running on T-Mobile’s LTE network. Google is expected to unveil the Nexus 5 during October along with the next version of Android known as 4.4 KitKat, but we’ll have to wait for an official announcement to know for sure.