Details on LG-made Nexus 5 slowly emerge

Something strange happened very recently. Someone walked out in the daylight and took a photo using what is thought to be the new Nexus 5 smartphone.

It happened during the launch of the newly-renamed Android KitKat, which was captured on a video subsequently pulled by the company. At first glance, it looks like it might have been a Nexus 7, but the device is actually a little smaller - it's a smartphone with Nexus branding and an LG logo. LG made the last Nexus device, but it was thought that the new one would be a Motorola project. Not so, it seems.

Now we have more evidence of and details on the upcoming Nexus. A device thought to be the Nexus 5 has just stopped by at the US regulatory FCC. Documents have inevitably surfaced and with them, some more details of the Nexus 5.

If this is the new Nexus, it will have Qi wireless charging capabilities inside of the back cover, so no need for wires when you charge up. There's also 4G connectivity (which we would have expected), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 4.96-inch display. A Snapdragon 800 SoC processor is also mentioned.

With the Nexus 4 stock being run down and Google announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, it seems like we have the perfect storm for a launch of a new Nexus handset. October? Very likely. Here's hoping the price is on a par with the Nexus 4.

Sources: Pocket Lint and Engadget

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