Nexus at the FCC

Fresh out of the FCC this morning (and first spotted by our palls at Phonescoop slipped into an LG G2 filing) we get a new look at what possibly is the next iteration of the Nexus line. In a series of (not particularly good) external shots, we get a pretty clear look at the back of this LG-made device — and it's still in line with the more finished version that made a brief appearance at the unveiling of the Android Kit Kat statue last week. 

The camera and flash certainly line up in the same spot — but there's also an interesting little window visible toward the top of the device. We're not going to read too much into that at this point — clearly this isn't a retail unit here. But we do get a good look at where the headphone jack is, so there's that.

Also confirmed in the FCC pics is that the power button and volume rocker are on either side of the phone.

We've got more pics after the break.

Source: FCC; via Phonescoop

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TWISM says:


nexus15 says:

Right. This proves that EVLeaks (right on 99% of things) was wrong this time. How do I figure? The notification LED clearly visible on front of the device. The G2 has LEDs built into the power button. Therefore this IS NOT a CDMA variant of the G2

snowdroid83 says:

There is an LED on the front of the g2 as well

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leo9891 says:

evleaks based it on the Model number first that it was just an LG G2 CDMA variant, which were close in Model numbers. Then evleaks got dimensions of the device which then didn't match up with the original LG G2 which is why evleaks retracted their first, "educated guess" and then said it was a Nexus device.

These are the people I don't like to see posts from. Its like they love to see people "fail" at something, even if its small.

Even if evleaks was wrong on their first guess, they still leaked previous devices way before they were even announced. Just be grateful someone is doing this. Do they have to? NO!

nexus15 says:

My apologies. Didn't mean to sound rude. I can confirm that the cut out at the top is so the FCC can easily pry the back off the device. When you look at the internal photos you can see rough cut marks to make the notch. sadly it doesn't correspond to anything internal.

brendilon says:

Evleaks is getting grief over that tweet because NONE of the info about this device coincided with the LG G2, it was based solely on the serial number being next, which is at best coincidental conjecture. They should have known better. Evleaks gets plenty of praise and appreciation when they get it right, which they usually do, but when they get it wrong (and this was badly wrong) reasoned criticism is certainly fair and appropriate.

Adamsville says:

I think we all knew that he was wrong... the specs just didnt match up with this being a LGG2 variant

estebancam says:

Well I don't know if it EVLeaks that said this phone should have been made of glass, but I was REALLY REALLY hoping that it would.

I just really don't like plastic phones. Maybe I will end up buying the SOny Z1 instead of this.

Nick Rhodes says:

I like plastic only if it is soft-touch plastic, IMO it feels of higher quality.

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Elit3 says:

Mate, look at the screenshot from the 4.4 video, it looks glass backed.

Elit3 says:

Mate, look at the screenshot from the 4.4 video, it looks glass backed.

npco543 says:

Sorry, I don't know what you're smoking, but it's clearly an iPad Mini sitting on top of an iPhone 5.

Sorry, had to say it. ;)

But something that stands out to me is the camera lens. Initially, many people noted and boasted about an improved, larger lens/sensor. As I suspected, the size of the lens is 95% show and 5% go. Never understood why they'd make the lense *look* do much bigger than the actual lens really us, other than purely for looks, of course.

Nick Rhodes says:

HAHA!!! I've been waiting for someone to bring that up! :-)

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romiust says:

Thumbs up for the thunderbolt!

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Haha that will never get old.

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lwestfall says:

Maybe improved OIS?

danielshelby says:

The cut out on top is clearly where the unicorn horn was removed. This device has been a victim of poaching.

Mac58 says:

Cant wait!! I wonder the hole in middle at top is for..

Maybe a IR Blaster?

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bpcooper14 says:

That was what my first guess was too.

brendilon says:

Ditto, and really hoping so. IR blaster + Chromecast = complete home media control from my phone. Bye bye remotes!

okatetsu says:

Man, I'm really hoping too that, IR blaster + Chromecast.

Connor Mason says:

given that most HDMI ports are behind TVs, I doubt it will be used for Chromecast if it's an IR Blaster

ScottJ says:

Reading is fundamental

DirkBelig says:

Considering there's no IR receiver on the Chromecast (and it's in the back of the TV), it's obvious that he was referring to controlling everything else in a home theater with an IR blaster.

brendilon says:

^^ This.

dijit4l says:

I put my remotes behind the TV so them and the Chromecast can blast themselves all night.

sfreemanoh says:

I don't know why people keep saying this... Personally, if I had to unlock my phone, then change the channel, or do whatever on the remote software, I would get annoyed quickly. The nice thing about physical remotes is that you just pick it up and do whatever you need to do.

brendilon says:

Assuming you can find the remote, which for some people, isn't a given.
Options are a great thing.

EvanJ18 says:

I agree that options are a good thing. But not at the expense of a good design. IF that is how it's implemented (and I highly doubt it will be). I'd rather search around for my remote.

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smileman says:

If the new Nexus has the Moto X's always-on listening feature, then perhaps you could just talk to your remote (e.g., "Ok Google Now, change TV to channel 4").

A lock screen widget would do the trick.

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benurd says:

I really hope so!

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nazem says:

That would be awesome!

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Yeah could be a full IR blaster just exposed since it's a test unit. Also, Google supporting it in the Nexus 5 could mean the GPe GS4 and One will get updates with KitKat to enable those features. I really really would need that feature. I'm sick of having multiple remotes and dealing with dead batteries. My TV's remote kills batteries within a couple of months and I only switch between the video input channel and channel 3 for my digital cable adapter. It's terrrrible.

Probably IR blaster but it's big just for that, could be also an Atrix style finger print reader now that Apple made it popular, my wish would be a mini projector and a laser pointer for presentations.

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darrylz07 says:

Sounds good but goodluck with the battery....

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geoff5093 says:

Probably something specific to the pre-production model, as there is no way the Nexus would actually look like this on the back.

nexus15 says:

Your right this is pre-production. It does not say nexus in big letters. However its bad to assume the device wouldn't have whatever that is at the top. maybe it is intentional and will show up on the final device.

Maybe for once HTC and Samsung did pave the way with a feature [IR blaster] that Google likes, google can support it in AOSP, and it can be built back into the GPe HTC one and S4

Made a comment about that before seeing your post. I agree.

iammatt1936 says:

The notch is so the FCC can take the back off and access the internals for testing.

Examiner19 says:

Pre-production SIM card slot is my guess. Looking at the sides of the device, there's no other place for the SIM tray.

Tbayrgs says:

Sure there is, right below what I believe is the power button on the side. I'd guess it's just a cutout to allow easier access to the internals, especially considering it's supposed to ultimately have a non-removable back panel.

7xovr says:

Maybe Google thought that fingerprint scanning was just meh? and went with full blown retina scanning?

Mayoo614 says:


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dijit4l says:

"Hold on a second while flip my screen away from me and press my phone next to my eye to unlock it."

RCepeda says:

I think the hole in middle at top is for a stylus.

"note" nexus haha

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quailallstar says:

Valid "what if"

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abbazaba says:

" can put your weed in there"

brendilon says:

You could fit a dead hooker in there.

DrDoppio says:

Telescopic antenna?

Jadien says:

What's the small black square at the top of the device?

Fingerprint scanner perhaps?

buffalolsx says:

I was thinking the same thing, but if it is that's some butt-ugly integration.

Lol. Hilarious. But I concur.

Mac58 says:

That would be interesting. ..

N2fw says:

nano sim slot

TemporalBeef says:

Pico Projector.

Oh, snap!

brendonsled says:

The lens on the camera looks very small

BoB16731 says:

Really hope that's not the way the camera will look

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You're right, especially considering the large circle around it.

gregfortune says:

Am I the only one that's wondering if that lens assembly extends out...?

Johnny Z says:

Who cares as long as it takes great pictures. And 120fps is a must, oh wait Google isn't making me believe that.

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Caloy9 says:

Fingerprint scanner?

Seems to small for a finger. My bet is on IR.

Johnny Z says:

I sure hope it's not fingerprint that money could be spent in more useful ways.

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oneillperson says:

Here's to hoping that Google gets in on IR blaster support. That's what the black thing looks like to me!

RocketChild says:

Agreed, my first thought was an IR control. Even though everyone is trying to push some NFC/wifi control system, legacy products still need old school IR and maybe it is a smart push to bring up the rear.

Could be, but why make it so prominent? An IR blaster doesn't need to be that large to be effective.

Johnny Z says:

It doubles as a plasma cutter!

JonK says:

I dont think it is that. This thing would have terrible battery life with a plasma cutter. You would probably have max 6 hrs standby + 3 seconds of plasma cutting. 6 hrs standby time is just not acceptable. Also the fact that the window points to the back of the phone and not towards the top is not ideal for plasma cutting. It would be difficult to see what you are aiming at making precise cutting nearly impossible. Unless they somehow make the camera work as a view finder for the plasma cutter. Actually that might be clever. At the same time the light intensity from plasma cutting would likely damage the image sensor. That could be why the camera is so large with such a small lens. The smaller lens limits the light coming in and the large camera might have additional filters inside to prevent damage to the sensor. We also have to consider that this is a nexus and they aren't know for cutting edge specs. I would think samsung will be the first with a built in plasma cutter. This isnt google's style. I for one wont buy a phone with a plasma cutter unless it has a removable battery. It also needs external storage because people will need to store lots of CNC files to get real work done on a plasma cutter.

Im calling no on the plasma cutter. If it is a plasma cutter though I hope its on VZW.

a3uge says:

See that's why I was hoping the headphone jack was on the bottom - I'm worried about the interference with the plasma cutter running while I'm listening to music.

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Johnny Z says:


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eahinrichsen says:

Keep in mind this is not a production unit. They have plenty of time to finalize and clean up the design. What hits the shelves won't look exactly like this.

dswatson83 says:

Maybe they will release it soon after announcing this time.

hmmm says:

I wish. Only Apple seems to know how to do that. We will see leaks for a few months, then an announcement, then the phone maybe a month later in November or so.

duncanator says:

And then hoping you can get in to the play store and order it before January.

intrepid359 says:

LG just announced their new G2, which will be out ASAP.

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a3uge says:

Didn't the iPhone 5S leak like a sieve before its announcement?

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return_0 says:

The Nexus 4 was released two weeks after its announcement. That's pretty good...

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moosc says:

Motorola axtrix fingerprint scanner. Oh yeah take that apple

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Xboxhacka says:

Maybe a IR Cover?

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mech1164 says:

As much as I want to get a Moto X. If this is priced like what the N4 was i'm on this like white on rice. I want me some KitKat now!

GSDer says:

Brown rice is supposedly healthier...whatever that means

JonK says:

There are front/side shots too. Not sure why there weren't posted here, they are worth seeing. Go to the story source.

droid83 says:

Look so fake. Hope the nexus doesn't look like that

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Johnny Z says:

It's obviously a prototype, probably just to test hardware. They'll use a better design for the casing.

It has that Nexus phone shape to it.

staticint says:

That...almost looks like...a viewfinder.

Someone has no idea how to use a DSLR.

Anyways I will miss the glass back.... but I am sure the soft touch will be like 1000% more durable.

junglejunkie says:

I'm dying to get my hands on a new Nexus phone.

Dat camera, so freaking huge...

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Jaredshoes says:

Does that look thick as hell to anyone else?

dcdttu says:

Let's hope it's to put a battery in there that will keep the phone alive for at least 24 hours, unlike the N4. :-)

Johnny Z says:

I dunno, my wife's had her Nexus 4 for a couple days now. I checked it yesterday and she had 2 hrs 45 min screen on time with 10.5 hrs off the charger and still had 57% battery. That seems pretty good to me, and extends to 24 hrs, 5 hrs screen on.

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geoff5093 says:

Looks like it's the same 2300mAh battery

You can tell that from the pictures?

what makes this device beautiful is the "Nexus" logo! :D

ekt8750 says:

I don't think that's the final casing of this at all and that little window thingy is just a tab to pop the stealthness off. Just my $.02

Did anyone notice that in the 6th Photo you can easily see the Back coming off-Maybe removable battery?

gmurphy0487 says:

I just noticed that also...

geoff5093 says:

So the FCC can see the contents of the phone.

moosc says:

Not happening on a current nexus lines

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Craig King says:

This also makes me think the back is fake. Like the whole back is just to mislead. It wouldn't be the first time that has happened. Remember all the different looks of the Samsung galaxy S3 phone.

Hunter Petit says:

I was going to say that!

mrich70 says:

That thing looks really thick!! Reminds me of the OG Evo.

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benurd says:

No denying this is a nexii. 2013 nexii 4 anyone?

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return_0 says:

It's Nexus, not Nexii... how do you even get that wrong? It clearly says "Nexus" on the back of your phone.

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Yusuf Islam says:

Why such a big glass with a tiny sensor!!!? Fucktwits

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Whyzor says:

Could be it's just a placeholder for final camera lens, FCC doesn't need camera for testing.

Yusuf Islam says:

But the sensor is still tiny and that mug Vic Gundotra said something about the next nexus well have an INSANELY great camera.

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jscofi says:

link to when he said that?

ultravisitor says:

He didn't say the NEXT Nexus would have an insanely great camera. He said that they were committed to making sure future Nexus devices would have insanely great cameras. That could mean 2 or 3 phones in the future. It doesn't mean that the immediate successor to the Nexus 4 will have a great camera.

Small_law says:

Where is the speaker grill? Could be at the bottom on the back, but it's tough to see in the first picture.

I'm thinking that back is not the final version. No Nexus logo like in the 4.4 video.

bassdelux15 says:

Was expecting a larger camera lens. Seems like a waste of space now

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Edwill86 says:

if vzw get this one..I will have to upgrade from my beat gnex

biggbrother2 says:

Verizon will not be getting this. That's why I am leaving Verizon and giving up my Gnex.

Is that confirmed? Not being a jerk, I'm really curious ... I mean I would assume they wouldn't, considering what happened with the galaxy nexus, but I'm still not giving my hopes up.

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tommyrigs says:

nothing is confirmed until they announce the phone. But people believe that verizon will not be getting one because the FCC filing for the D820 (which is believed to be the nexus) does not have support for Verizon spectrum while it does have support for Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile spectrum.

Ahhhhhh, good info... bummer... Thanks

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biggbrother2 says:

The Verge is now reporting that this model actually supports Verizon bands and global roaming, and not the other major carrier bands like the previous FCC-tested Nexus 5 did, so we may actually be looking at a Verizon version right here!

If Verizon get's the new Nexus, I am going to have a hard time leaving.. although I enjoy the freedom and pricing of T-Mobile... but I enjoy Verizon coverage... arggg!!

hmmm says:

I wonder what the deal is with the huge camera cut out. The lens looks tiny inside. I cannot wait. The nexus s on Sprint was my last nexus phone. I'm really hoping siding gets this.

anthonok says:

Still can figure out how to view a gallery in this app

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hmmm says:

I know. It's a projector!

drewho says:

i think the backplate is a decoy, its covering the nexus logo, plus the lens on the backplate is covering a larger lens

makapav says:

Ding! Ding! Ding! All these other poor deluded souls!

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ekt8750 says:

exactly. There's no way the next Nexus would be an ugly hunk of plastic when the 4 was really nice glass and metal

Whyzor says:

Yup, FCC doesn't need final camera for testing, they're only interested in radio transmissions.

outlooker says:

The ruler clearly says how big this device is going to be.

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TheSoupThief says:

Anyone else noticed that this device is roughly the same height (and looks to have broadly the same screen / bezel size - look at the 4th image from the left - a blurry view of the face) as the Nexus 4, standing at about 13.5 cm (to the N4's 133.9 mm)
IF this is the new nexus (note the big if) then it looks to haev approx the same screen size, which I (for one) am glad of.
There - you heard it here first - N4 (2013) has a 4.7 inch screen (...maybe)

EDIT - Outlooker beat me to the draw by 7 seconds!

jwiesneski says:

It's been reported for about a week that the size of this phone is a bit smaller than the Nexus 4, even though the screen is almost 5 inches.

Whyzor says:

Judging by the thinner bezels top & bottom, it has a bigger screen than N4.

That's fine as long ad the overall phone is the same basic size.


FitzAusTex says:

2nd photo seems to show that the camera module protrudes beyond body, not digging that.

This _isn't_ a retail ready product...

RussBad says:

From the second shot, it shows the top of the phone, where you can clearly see the headphone jack. Right beside it is the top of the mysterious black square, and if you look can see what it is and it becomes so obvious!
It's the flux capacitor!

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Fdiazreal says:

What if the back is a kind of protective case? It seems to be a dark grey, not black.

One3OneKing says:

By the looks of that thing at the top I would say this thing is in a dummy case and that's why the camera housing looks weird

Outrager says:

It's pretty amazing how bad those pictures are especially when they are using a DSLR on a tripod.

Mooem says:

Looks like a dummy case, but one thing I'm confused about.

These are showing up on the FCC filing for ZNFVS980...which is Verizon's G2 model number, no?

rfmike says:

you know the crappiest part to all this Nexus hype, i bet it won't work on Verizon.

ekt8750 says:

They aren't making one for Verizon. The FCC listing only gives frequencies for TMobile AT&T and Sprint

rolefourlife says:

I'm trying to figure out what the purpose of that ring around the camera is for.
Maybe its like a magnet for little removable camera lens extender things? Like the macro and wide angle lenses you buy for iPhones.

Moirae#AC says:

I haven't seen any speakers on the back of any leaked photos. Maybe they're putting dual front speakers as the rest of the new nexus line has such focus on speakers.

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biggbrother2 says:

I'm hoping for front speakers finally!

ConTejas says:

The G2 has stereo speakers on the bottom, that's where I'd expect them.

Spix91 says:

Isn't it a little big?

TheSoupThief says:

Nope - same size as 2012 N4

a2Squard says:

Hopefully we'll have some more accessories at time of launch this time around AND a white version at the same time? It's asking a lot, I know...

etnpnys says:

Well here's to hoping that they protect that camera lens a little better...

dcdttu says:

Since they have to take off the back cover of the phone to expose the antennas during these FCC tests, I am assuming the back cover is not the sealed production one.

That or, the back cover is going to be removable, I can get a second battery and all my battery life worries are gone!

qwick says:

I'll take an ugly back cover as long as its removable! I hope that is the case.... sure looks like it to me!

Now if it only had some pogo pins for audio line out (for use w/ car dock).

I was initially not interested in this phone mainly because its made by LG, but a removable back cover is enough to sway me. Also the fact that its half the cost or less than the rest of the top tier android smartphone.

ConTejas says:

"A back cover is enough to sway me"

Wow, that's all? Prepare to be disappointed homie.

RussBad says:

Seriously, that weird black square on back top is a sensor that acts as the camera button. Traditional push buttons disrupt the focus, so they've incorporated a sensor that your index finger can comfortably swipe in landscape or portrait and it activates the camera to take a picture. LG is experimenting with positions on the back of the phone instead of traditional locations on the sides.

a3uge says:

No. That's even more awkward than touching a screen. Taking a picture one handed would shake the whole phone, while taking a picture two handed would require an awkward stabilization technique. That and your finger would constantly be in front of the lens. It's also completely unintuitive to take a picture that way.

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TheSoupThief says:

Hold on!
The phone is the same size as my 2012 Nexus 4
It has flash and camera in the same position as my 2012 Nexus 4
No chance it could be a photo of a 2012 Nexus 4 is there? Stripped of it's fancy backplate with a cover?
Just can't quite make out the code numbers on the label (other than the CE code for a telecommunication device 0168)
It looks like LG D820 or something
Button position is very similar to 2012 Nexus 4 - only notable difference being the microsim tray up beside the power button, so on the right of the device rather than down near the bottom of the left as with the 2012 N4
Probably not the 2012 N4 then

EDIT - just googled LG D820 and found the following

Johnny Z says:

That is soooo last week. :-P

Cubfan says:

Good God. The photographer needs to be FIRED.

Kal3idosc0pe says:

Who says that the hole in the back cover serves any function? I honestly think it's just something there for some unknown development or prototyping function and won't make it into the final production model. I mean really, that thing is super ugly and I doubt they'd leave it in. This is just a development mule after all.

TheSoupThief says:

Yeah - I suspect it's just a gap in the modesty cover this phone's wrapped in

crazace says:

I dont think it does, if you look at the FCC internals there is nothing. Just the gap. Nothing under it. You can zoom in pretty well and see... nothing.

Chris Nacca says:

Looks quite chunky ,

Viper says:

Look at all the internal photos too.

Click on the internal photos one. 5th listing down. Also notice the SAR Report photos only third from bottom. This is inside the VZW LG G2 listing by mistake I think.

drewfus0929 says:

2300 mah battery.

Can't find the speaker grill anywhere in the pics... Are they front facing?

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gnipeh says:

a little bump at the bottom, which probably means LTE radio

Viper says:

That is just the back not being clicked in fully. It is actually flat backed.

revtech says:

Looks very "Motorola-ish" . .

Looks very Nexus-ish.

jamie0 says:

i dont see holes for a speaker(s)

NoNexus says:


Don't get your panties in a bunch about any of this. The casing is no where near the final design I would imagine (except the screen area) the only thing the FCC cares about is the internals so for testing purposes you just throw something "serviceable" around them and send it for approval. Especially since if you get rejected, you may have to change things internally which could impact the external (unlikely but it could)

Wow nice. Can't wait to see the final product :)

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VoltaicShock says:

From the looks of the internal pictures that thing on the top looks to be a micro usb or maybe it's for hdmi?

RussBad says:

Here's a better shot of it in this quick video, you can see where the buttons are and that weird black cut out:

Qbancelli says:

I like what I'm seeing

TroyBoy30 says:

bad button placement. put the power button on the top where it should be so i wont hit the volume keys everytime

biggbrother2 says:

The buzz has started.. and I love it.

thegrants82 says:

Yes yes yes!!! I can't wait!

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tmz says:

I just hope they make a version with some reasonable storage for those of us that don't want to continuously download our own music or whatever. 16GB is fine for many, but I'd gladly pay more for 32GB or 64GB. 8GB is a bad joke, IMO.

itic says:

I'd liek to know about storage

Gekko says:

"640 kB ought to be enough for anybody".

Orion78 says:

We're getting closer and closer folks. Can't wait to see this awesome phone.

Gekko says:

Gimme a break, Gimme a break. Google, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Nexus!

-zero- says:

That last pic with the phone sideways, it looks like the backplate can be removed. Could just be pre production but who knows

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quailallstar says:

I know this is pre-pro but the back looks ugly. The Nexus 4 glass back looks nicer, but maybe this will have a removable backing?? :)

Dirty-Bird says:

Aren't Nexus phones known for not being cutting edge spec wise? People really expect Snapdragon 800 and a display similar to the G2? I mean it would be great but wouldn't that be breaking the usual mold?

Whyzor says:

N4 had S4 Pro which is about the same Snapdragon 800 is this year. 5.0" display is also not as cutting edge as LG G2's 5.2".

Dirty-Bird says:

I was speaking moreso quality, not size. Think we should be happy if Google just gets to 1080.

drewfus0929 says:

Rofl, S4 Pro is not even close to the Snapdragon 800. S4 Pro=Krait 200 cores. Snapdragon 600=krait 300 cores. Snapdragon 800=Krait 400. That's two core advancements behind. That's not even to mention the difference between the Adreno 320 and 330 gpu.

packfanlv says:

He is saying that at this time last year when the Nexus 4 was released, the S4Pro was the fastest Snapdragon processor on the market similar to the way that the Snapdragon 800 is the fastest this year.

ConTejas says:

We have a genius in here. Yes, Nexus specs have been cutting edge since the Nexus One (with some MINOR caveats...namely camera, storage, and unofficial LTE). Always had what matters to devs.

Can I get a Verizon version of this?? Hot Dog!!!!

Pascalwb says:

Looks nice from the front, new nexus will by my next phone, my O2X is getting old.

crazace says:

Deffinatly not a removable battery. I cant wait to get my hands on this!

C Sweatt says:

I'm still hoping that with Google's acquisition of Motorola that the next Nexus would be built by Motorola

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Orion78 says:

Yes, keep hoping and ignore the fact that its clearly LG.

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rkhaudio says:

Cool, I've heard about this, a infrared brain thought reader, talk about innovation!

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MunMaRu says:

the large circle around camera = Optical zoom ?

tmeader says:

I'm betting on some good OIS.

DavidJ726 says:

Pic # 4 is very interesting, like all others it's fuzzy, but the reflection of the camera being used to take these pictures is very crisp. Just saying :-)

quailallstar says:

I think this is a temp snap on cover with just a cutout up top. I'm almost certain.

Cubfan says:

That's my bet, too. Obviously, they have to open it for the FCC and a sealed back would not work.

Saturn1217 says:

I agree. Obviously the final cover is going to have some kind of branding on it. And also this cover is kind of coming off at the edge...

If you look at the internal pics in the FCC documents they basically tear the whole phone apart so Google/LG probably didn't feel the need to waste a final production model cover on them. (Also probably helps with the secrecy rather than screaming this is the NEXUS on the back).

IMHO I like simple understated designs. I think this looks comfortable to hold and durable which is much more important to me than looking like a supermodel in phone form.

Is anyone else confused as to why these pics are being included in an FCC document for the verizon version of the G2? (if you click the source link for the FCC you can even see a user manual that is clearly for the verizon G2). Is LG trying to hide these pics by putting them in another FCC document? Is that even allowed?!

Also since when did FCC leaks include external pictures? I feel like the most we've had before is just very simple boxes depicting the phone outline and the radios included.

Anyway still excited. Please announce something by the end of September!

Pollster says:

+1 on this being a temp back. FCC couldn't get in and out of the current Nexus as easily as they'd want with it's sealed glass back.

kckadow says:

The owners manual in the FCC filing for this is for a Verizon G2. The Final Verizon G2 is different than the ATT version in a couple ways. Different buttons (but still centered with camera) and wireless charging. Could this have been one option that Verizon was looking at before they chose what they chose? Hence EVLeaks saying it was a CDMA variant? Hoping not, but makes some sense. Maybe LG then put it back out to see if there were any other takers.

derwin says:

man why does that phone have a big cylinder coming out of it that sux

RaiderWill says:

Oh My Goodness.
The Cutout at the top is the Speaker Grill.

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biggbrother2 says:

I'm guessing it is going to have a Super AMOLED screen, if Google plans on implementing Active Notifications on it.

That would be a change because I believe the Nexus 4 is LCD...

Mo ZedEl says:

I just want a better camera, that's all. Please, Google?

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The notch at the top is to make is writeable. If you notch the bottom and flip it over you double your storage.

biggbrother2 says:

Not sure if this is accurate but the Verge is reporting that this model actually supports Verizon LTE bands (Band 13), wheras the previouly FCC tested model supported T-Mobile, AT&T, Spring, and the rest of the world LTE bands.

So they are stating that we may be looking at the next Verizon compatible Nexus right here...

jonra says:

That person should never touch a camera again!

manofsteel08 says:

Curious mind here, what are are the chances a 64 bit processor will make its way into this Nexus?

Really hope that notch at the top is IR. Or at least the opening where a lightsaber pops out. :)

"Whatever you are, be a good one."

jman1323 says:

I would say zero chance. Is there another chip on the market or in the works currently that supports 64-bit? It will be interesting to see if the next version of Android supports 64-bit.

droodski says:

damn was hoping they would make the bezel on bottom less HUGE to make up for our on screen navi. why not add an extra 1/2 inch of screen for a fixed home, back and apps button

mzanette says:

Why is that camera ring so freaking big?

luniboy26 says:

So remember last week when I bet this was coming to Verizon and you guys told me I was wrong?

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Based on this article alone, I can tell you this is going to be my next phone. I'm on Verizon, but I'm sure this phone is going to be so epic that it'll work no matter what carrier you're on!

And my friends brothers uncle knows a guy who works at Google. Told me that the specs are confirmed at

8 core 3.1ghz
128 GB of internal storage expandable to 1TB with SD card.
you will be able to choose from a 4, 4.7,5,or 6 inch 1080p screen
Back and front will be completely customizable
Battery life of 4 days with heavy use

And get this...only $99 bucks off contract. Said to expect it to drop on Verizon first with stock Android 5.0 - Licorice! Should be out the week of 11/15.

I'm taking that week off work just to stand in line.

tsipka says:

You forgot the 99 Megapixel camera and $500 Google Play Store gift card. Pretty big ommission by your post if you ask me.

That's dumb. Megapixels don't matter. It'll be a 1.5MP camera but with ultrahappyjamitinyoureyes its fine

manofsteel08 says:

Those specs sound absolutely incredible! And for only $99 off contract? Even better. However, most of us know that when a deal is too good to be true, it's because it is. Anyone able to clear this up or confirm it? Not trying to jab at you or anything.

Forgot the winky smiley face sorry ;)

Deegan says:


tsipka says:

Since this got approved, does anyone know how long, on average, Google takes to announce or release after approval? Maybe take prior Nexii as examples.

ezcats says:

I'll almost bet you $1000 its will be released in the late OCT to NOV timeframe. Almost is the key word here.

Sky_puff says:

That looks very good. Hopefully that's an ir blaster.

tdizzel says:

Not For Sale?

This phone is a total failure

TheBlueF0x says:

I wonder if that back is just a case to hide the actual phone body (kind of like Samsung with the cases to prevent people knowing the real look)? It's looks like it could be pulled off.

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Another pics from G+. And the front side is so beautiful.

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choclab1 says:

Literally just cracked the screen on my evo LTE so really hoping the sprint rumors or for real. And hope it releases really soon

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FortTech101 says:

The windows might be a fingerprint scanner.

StealthDroid - Working in the Nexus Lab

so Im throwing $20's at the screen and nothing is happening.

s2weden2000 says:

that's right!

I hope they er going to change that decoration around the camera. That huge disc doesn't make it look better

someguy01234 says:

The disc is setup for some good optical lens accessories.

unopepito06 says:

Getting one. It will be my first Nexus phone (I mean, we can all clearly see this is the next Nexus), still using my One X I got in June 2012. I hope I can actually get my hands on one when they finally come out...

The same device (LG-D821) passes through Anatel (our "FCC") here in Brazil.

Take a look (text in brazillian portuguese):


Carlo Munoz says:

I don´t like the camera design...

leetboyswag says:

Look at pic #4 -- if that isn't the face of a Nexus, what is?

goojman says:

Can't wait for this bitch to be released!!

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