Nexus 5 caught with its trousers down – 5in screen, 4G and Snapdragon 800 revealed

The Nexus 5 has leaked again, and it's looking very sexy indeed
Nexus 5 caught with its trousers down – 5in screen, 4G and Snapdragon 800 reveal

It's only been a few days since the Google Nexus 5 was spotted in the hands of a Google employee at the unveiling of the Android 4.4 KitKat statue, and now it's been caught again, showing off its goods at the US' Federal Communications Commission.

The LG-made Nexus 5 matches up with the handset spotted at the Google campus in both its shape and position of the distinctively large circular camera lens.

Not only that, but eagle-eyed Engadget readers dug through the paper work and spotted this tasty morsel of software version info:


Spot the mention of a Key Lime Pie, now formally known as KitKat? Typo aside, it's a pretty good indication that this phone will indeed be the next Nexus device.

The chances of it being based on LG's powerful G2 also appear to be high, with the firmware number M8974A implying that the Nexus 5 will arrive packing the same almighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor that's also found a home in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.

Anantech's Brian Klug also spotted the screen size among the specs, confirming that the Nexus 5 will sport a 5in (well, 4.96in) display, in keeping with its new moniker.

Other tidbits include the inclusion of ultra low power Bluetooth 4.0, ac Wi-Fi and wireless charging, along with 4G capability which will put an end to previous gripes about the lack of super-fast mobile Internet on the Nexus 4.

Now we just have to sit back,  wait for our official invites to hit our inbox, and gorge ourselves on KitKats in the front row of Google's official Nexus 5 reveal.

[Engadget, Twitter]