We now know everything there is to know about the Google Nexus 5

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Over the past few months details on the Google Nexus 5 have leaked more times than we can count, and now a service manual from LG unearthed by Android Police has spilled the beans on Google's next flagship phone.

The 281-page manual has left very little surprises for launch day, going into great detail regarding the innards of the Nexus 5 – but it's the key specs we're interested in.

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A 4.95in full HD screen, 2.3Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB non-expandable storage and a 2,300mAh battery all match up with previously leaked specs, and make for some drool-inducing reading if you're an Android fan.

Details on the Nexus 5's camera have, up until now, been a little murkier. Previous rumours of an 8MP camera with a MEMS sensor (for focusing after shots have been taken) appear to have been false.

According to the Nexus 5 service manual, it'll pack in an 8MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) instead, which is very good news for smartphone photographers, if the LG G2's OIS-enabled camera is anything to go by.

It should empower the Nexus 5 with particularly impressive low-light shooting capabilities, allowing for longer exposures to capture more light without increasing blurriness.

In addition to the regular gyroscopes and compass smarts that we've come to expect from all smartphones, the Nexus 5 will also feature NFC, wireless charging and a pressure sensor, keeping up with the Galaxy S4.

There are a few red flags that pop up in the leaked manual, the most glaring of which is the mention of Bluetooth 3.0 as opposed to 4.0 –which we're putting down to a first-draft error. It would make no sense for LG not to include the latest version of Bluetooth in the newest Google phone, especially as the G2 – the device that the Nexus 5 is based on – has Bluetooth 4.0 onboard already.

There's still no official date for the Nexus 5 launch (we're expecting it to take place near the end of October), but we're confident that we'll be seeing these specs on launch day. Possibly alongside an NFC ring and Google smartwatch.

[Source: Android Police]

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