Nexus 5 Service Manual Leaks, Confirms Specs Once And For AllBy: Zach Walton - October 7, 2013
Late last month, an Android 4.4 log file pulled from a Nexus 5 was leaked onto the Internet. It seemingly confirmed the specs that Google’s Nexus 5 would be packing. With how leaks go, however, it very well could have been a fake. With that in mind, a recent leak pretty much confirms that leaked log file was the real deal.
Droid Life reports that the Nexus 5 service manual from LG was leaked over the weekend. It tells us pretty much everything about the hardware, including confirmation that LG and Google have pretty much built the G2. That means Nexus 5 buyers will be getting a 4.95-inch 1080p display, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2300mAh battery, LTE compatibility and NFC.
Of course, there are some differences between the Nexus 5 and the LG G2. The most obvious is that the Nexus 5 ditches the G2’s unconventional design that found the volume and power buttons placed onto the back of the device. The Nexus 5 will instead stick to conventions with buttons on the side.
The other big difference is that the Nexus 5 packs an inferior camera on the front and back to reduce costs. The LG G2 packs a 13 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front camera, whereas the Nexus 5 packs an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front camera.
While the service manual doesn’t give us a price or launch date, we can probably assume that it will cost a little more than the Nexus 4 and probably launch around the end of the month. Google will most likely unveil the Asus-built Nexus 10 and launch Android 4.4 at the same event as well.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Nexus 5, you can check out the service manual below: