Nexus 5 alleged service manual reveals key specs

A leaked online copy of the manual for LG's next Nexus highlights a 5-inch 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, and an 8-megapixel camera.

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An alleged LG service document leaked online spilled the beans on the Nexus 5.

Posted on Scribd, the manual is geared toward service technicians and offers a lot of technical troubleshooting diagrams and steps. Some of the phone's major specs are also laid out.

Based on the manual, LG's Nexus 5 will include a 4.95-inch 1,920x1,080 IPS (in-plane switching) screen, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage will be available in both 16GB and 32GB.

The 8-megapixel rear camera will be equipped with optical image stabilization, which tries to sharpen photos made blurry by shaking hands. A 1.3-megapixel camera will face front.

All of the expected cellular flavors will be supported, including CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, and LTE, according to the manual. The necessary chips for NFC (near-field communications) will also be included. A 2300mAh battery provides a slight boost in power over the battery in the Nexus 4, while the phone can be charged wirelessly.

Some of these details, such as the processor and wireless charging , have been reported through other sources, but assuming the service manual is accurate, the specs now come directly from LG.

The Nexus 5 could make its debut before the end of October .

(Via Android Police and TechCrunch)

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