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KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG probably isn't in Google's good books today, as the firm has leaked the specifications of the Nexus 5 handset in full.
Androidpolice got its hands on a leaked user manual from LG that reveals pretty much all there is to know about Google's next generation flagship smartphone. Unsurprisingly, the manual has since been taken offline.
The specifications of the Nexus 5 are nearly identical to those of the LG G2, although Google has edged away from 'phablet' territory, designing the phone with a smaller 4.95in HD 1080p IPS display. Processing power is the same as the G2 however, as the Nexus 5 has a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and you'll find the same 2GB of RAM and 16GB and 32GB storage versions.
The LG-built phone will also feature dual 8MP and 1.3MP cameras, integrated NFC, support for wireless charging, LTE, a 2,330mAh battery and Bluetooth 3.0, according to the manual, although it's likely that this was an error, with Androidpolice saying that it's likely to launch with Bluetooth 4.0.
Bizarrely, the manual doesn't mention what version of Android the phone will run, although we're going to put our money on Google's unannounced Android 4.4 Kitkat version. The features of this iteration are still to be announced.
Unfortunately the leaked user manual doesn't tell us when Google and LG will announce the smartphone or when it will arrive on shelves. However, speculation suggests that the Nexus 5 will be unveiled at an event on 14 October, before it goes on sale towards the end of the month.
A video of the Google Nexus 5 appeared online last month, purportedly showing the device in action. You can view this below. µ
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