LG ‘Nexus 5′ With T-Mobile Compatible Bands Passes Through The FCC

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Hello there supposed Nexus 5 making the news rounds early this morning. After the “accidentally” leaked shot earlier in the week, the news that a device dubbed the D820 has passed through the FCC is catching the attention of tech sites the world over. Now, we can’t jump to the conclusion that every device passing through the FCC in the next few weeks is the unicorn that is the next-gen Nexus, but a few pieces of material in the FCC docs has our attention.

First and foremost is the image itself, with large-ish camera slot lining up quite nicely with the leaked image from the KitKat video. Then the D820 also features a glorious 7-band LTE radio compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Add in pentaband HSPA+, quadband GSM, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and you’ve got yourself a pretty capable workhorse.

Another hint stems from the comments of the FCC images published on Engadget where some eagle-eyed commenters caught the firmware running as M8974A and the software version listed as: aosp_hammerhead-userdebugKyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84.lee.20130618.015154.”

We know now that KeyLimePie was just a distraction to throw us off the scent of KitKat. Throw in a Snapdragon 800 as hinted at by the firmware and again, quite the capable workhorse. Add in some detective work from Brian Klug over at AnandTech and you’ll discover a 5″ display, well 4.96″ to be more specific. According to the FCC docs, the device measures 131.9mm tall and 68.2mm wide.

So, what do we think? If this is the device as it appears in the KitKat announcement video, we could be in for one smartphone to rule them all. Let’s just hope the camera bests the Nexus 4 (which won’t be tough) and this device might be on the Christmas list of many Android fans.

FCC via Engadget; AnandTech

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  • VG

    This will be a huge hit if the N5 is priced at the same level as the N4! Hope we don’t get disappointed on pricing (like we all were when the Moto X was finally announced).

    I love my N4, but now that T-Mo has LTE, I’m looking to upgrade to the N5 when it comes out.

    • Robert Le

      LTE on the nexus 4 is great

      • lion7718

        I flashed LTE on my Nexus 4 about 3 days ago….so far so good.

        • Robert Le

          I’ve had it since they released lte on tmobile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMbybwiOzzI

        • DoDaDum

          I just never updated.

        • VG

          Can you point to a detailed web site with step-by-step instructions? I have never flashed a phone, and I am hesitant to try.

          Also, how’s the N4 battery life with LTE?

        • Matlock

          Just go on XDA, or look up LTE on nexus 4 on google, there are quite a few places where you can get the instructions for doing the flash! I am running Paranoid Android with Franco Kernel, and have the LTE mod on my Nexus 4 and usually get through a full day of use with my phone.

        • PiCASSiMO
        • PiCASSiMO

          (once my links get approved)… you don’t need need to install a custom rom. Just flash it with a HYBRID RADIO.

        • PiCASSiMO
        • jimmiekain

          I did the same thing to mine about 3 weeks ago. I have ran into a little bit of an issue thought. When I use the APN for LTE all of the pictures I upload to fb and google+ show up small and blurry. Have you run into anything like this?

  • williejackbrainer

    Hoping this pans out to be the Nexus 5. If so, my HTC One will be the secondary phone as I never owned a Nexus phone before. However, I might get the HTC Max when that comes out and take advantage of the Jump program.

  • noelsito

    I guess this means that the G-Series is over, but don’t get me wrong, I love the Nexus phones. I’m still hoping for that Sidekick LTE though

  • Matt

    Drool…

  • jimmiekain

    Come T-mobile. make it a proper tmo phone… I need wifi calling.

    • James Shaggy

      Definitely. Wifi calling is a big feature that needs to be added there for TMUS customers. Also I hope theres a way to force different band usage.

    • Ozam

      Unlikely……not a T-Mobile phone. Stock Android

      • jimmiekain

        I love my nexus4 and stock android is the best thing to happen to phones since touch screens but the only thing I dislike about my N4 is no wifi calling. I have pretty good tmo service everywhere but in my house. :-(

        • ant

          you can use google voice account + a VOIP app like GrooveIP or Sparephone to make/receive calls over wifi or cell network

    • sushimane

      Its called a google nexus device not a tmobile nexus device. so seeing the tmobile wifi calling feature on the phone will never be unless google buys tmobile that’s sumthing kool but never happen.

      • jimmiekain

        I’m aware of what its called. I’m just saying wifi calling would be a plus. Or, if they wanna keep i stock, they could at least add an app to the play store so people who want it can buy/get it.

        • sushimane

          Yeah I understand but u can always download it from the app store

        • jimmiekain

          Its not in the appstore.

        • fsured

          Considering that the plans now are including unlimited calls, they should release their WiFi calling as an app. Before it deducted from your plan minutes to use the service.

    • 0neTw0

      Just get the G2 it will virtually the same phone and most likely come with wifi calling.

      • jimmiekain

        I am seriously considering doing that.

      • Mobilewolf789

        I am not sure the cost difference will be worth it.

        • 0neTw0

          True. But there still 3rd party sellers that offer subsidized phones. Wifi calling seems very important to this person. So it might be worth it. For me I miss wifi calling when I am at home. I have to force 2g just to make calls.

  • http://benpike.net/ Ben Pike

    No mobile hotspot on 802.11 5GHz?! Deal breaker right there…. /sarcasm

  • besweeet

    Key features: MP3 player!

  • Hamster

    Still needs to have an SD card…

    • Paul

      This is the ONLY reason I won’t own a Nexus, I want expandable memory.

      • Paul

        A down arrow for my comment. I want to be able to hold more files than 16/32/64 Gigs onboard, and this is a common argument against the Nexus. It IS the only reason I don’t consider Nexus phones.

        When they start to incorperate this feature, I’ll likly get one! Othereise, it’s a fantastic device.

        • ChristianMcC

          Everything you probably hold on your phone, music/games/pics/videos/pdfs, I prefer to hold on my N7.1 32GB. I hold just a few small time-killer games on my phone and about 5GB of other apps and music.

        • Paul

          You pose some valid input, but I have a 32 Gig card in myNote 2. I have almost maxed it out at one point, had to go and delete some videos. I don’t have a tablet, don’t have plans to own one as I already have 3 computers, and I don’t want to lug two devices to the gym when my phone works perfectly fine for what I need. I also put movies and TV shows in my phone, and these take up a lot of space sometimes.
          I, personally, would prefer to have the ability to expand the memory past what the maker has offered. You do offer a possible solution.

        • ChristianMcC

          I survive with my phone alone at the gym, but the cloud and pandora are the reasons, besides the little I keep on my phone.

        • jej
  • SkrewedbyScroogle

    2300 mAh battery???? Epic FAIL

    • HTCRulez

      Fer chrissakes the G2 has a 3000 mAh battery!!! WTFFFFFFF

      • akong702

        One of the reasons why I’m keeping my T-mobile LG G2 pre order. Tired of batteries that I have to charge during lunch.

        • ChristianMcC

          Wow, that’s a lot of use! My N7 gets the bulk of my use, unless it happens to die. Even when I don’t have my N7, I go a whole day on my Gnex’s 1750mah battery, and that’s without the benefits of an energy efficient processor.

    • Zach Mauch

      We never really know until the phone is out how battery life is. Each phone is different on how it uses power. Additionally, KLP/KK it supposed to be otimized for lower power devices. I would bet that goes hand in hand with less power utilization.

      Don’t be too upset yet, this could be plenty for a full day’s usage.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    They can keep it. Android has reached it’s maturity state so nothing really major will be added in future updates, at least not that I can think of so there’s really no point (Other than having Stock Android) to owning a Nexus device anymore.

    • steveb944

      Wow Debby downer, I hope you don’t make software for anyone as you have very limited views. What OS is bringing new innovative ideas to the table according to you?

      • Jordan Williams

        Probably iOS…. Because making a bastardized hybrid of Android and Windows Phone minimalism is SO innovative. xD

        • Wilma Flintstone

          LOL I’m interested in why you think I’m an iOS fan?

        • Jordan Williams

          I’m interested in why you think nothing major will be added in future updates, considering that’s like saying “nothing major will be added” to Cupcake in 2009. Things change,and the technology we use to interact will change. Refusal to acknowledge that things change is a pretty Apple trait,and once they do finally change things, reception is mixed. Just because you’re not creative enough to think of new things doesn’t mean nobody else is.,

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Funny how you try to throw insults when you feel threatened.

          It’s not that serious and for the record, I’m posting this from my GS4.

          I actually am not bashing Android at all, I’m just being realistic and not overhyping myself or praising an OS. No I am not Loyal to any OS.

          I’m all for major advancements and don’t you think Google would have shown a major advancement at the last I/O if they had anything?

          This is Google we’re talking about. The people responsible for alot of major advancements in the mobile industry and possibly the leading innovators now.

          I never liked iOS actually. It was too basic, no customizations, it forced you to use Apple products, they have proprietary hardware so none of it is universal, no sd card slots, non-removable battery and it’s just not for me. It works for others but it’s just too many negatives in my opinion.

        • Jordan Williams

          Saying you’re not creative isn’t an insult. It’s not like I told you you were stupid/bigoted/ignorant, etc.

          Also, considering both of the GS4′s i’ve used , both AT&T and T-Mobile variants(one of which was from a factory reset) were slower and choppier than my year old, unrooted Nexus 4, I’d have to disagree that there’s no reason to buy a Nexus device any more. There’s plenty of reason to buy one, considering it’s lasted at least twice as long as any other Android phone I’ve owned. Four HTC G2s in a little over a year, A Cliq which started having trouble three months after I purchased it, an Amaze which stopped reading SIM cards without warning after six months….Versus a single Nexus 4 handset in a year.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Depends on how you use it and you were obviously using it in an offensive way.

          Actually Ignorant is not an insult. It just means you aren’t well versed in a particular area of study is all.

          Anyway, let’s move past that small stuff.

          G2 is known for problems despite it being a pretty good qwerty device. Let’s not even start on the Cliq lol, and yea the Amaze wasn’t so amazing either. I’m sure the GS4 has it’s share of issues as well. I haven’t run into any of them but I also haven’t modded or installed any custom roms onto mine yet though.

          Glad your Nexus 4 is lasting you. I know how it is to deal with disfunctional devices. It seems as if you’re having a bunch of issues from Android OEM’s other than Google. Similar to how I was having issues on my HD2 from Windows Mobile that I am SOOOO glad that I don’t have any more. I went through 11 of those devices (due to both Hardware And Software issues) because Tmobile wouldn’t exchange it for another device.

          Ok Durability is one reason yet some (Like me that have considered buying a Nexus 4) couldn’t get one due to Google forcing the use of the Cloud on the consumers, (which wouldn’t be such a big deal if it weren’t for the need to keep paying for storage space and the issue of having to download the content from the cloud (which eats up your data) considering that you’re in a good enough area to even get a decent signal to do so. I’d much rather have an SD card slot on my device so I can just pay one time for storage that I own rather than renting storage from a place that can be hacked and down at times from server based issues.

        • Jordan Williams

          I loved my G2 while I had it but when it came time to replace the fourth one, I was presented with the option of replacing it again or getting an Amaze. As this was pretty early in its life cycle, I ended up taking that option. It still serves as a temperamental MP3 player, but hasn’t read SIM cards in almost a year. I went from it to the One S which I was wildly disappointed with, and exchanged that for a Nexus. Removable storage is one thing every one of my previous devices had, but since I just carry something else with me for music, I get by. A friend wanted to use my Nexus for a few days, which is how I ended up using his GS4…which was a very disappointing device, given the guts it had in it. There’s no reason a Snapdragon 600 should perform worse in basic UI motions than an S4 Pro… But that was the case. I blame that more on Samsung’s heavy handedness than the Hardware, because the current One is a pretty nice piece of tech. Either way, I’m quite excited for the next Nexus, even though I probably won’t be getting one due to financial reasons.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Completely understandable. If you have an alternate means of transporting your files such as a portable hard drive or alternate device then yea that’s fine then. I just don’t want the cloud to be the only option which is why I couldn’t get the nexus. I liked everything else about it including the price.

          I agree about the next Nexus as well.

          Glad the Nexus is working for you. Having malfunctioning devices is not cool.

          But on topic though, I would love to see advancements in the mobile industry though. But I just believe for any new major advancements to happen in the mobile industry, it’s going to take a renewal in the way that we use our devices.

        • Jordan Williams

          I would like to see the size of the average device top out soon, and a focus on battery life becoming the selling point. I have no problem charging a device nightly… I do have a problem with being able to kill a phone on a slow 6 hour shift at work though.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          I agree 100% with that. These 5.2+ inch “Phones” so to speak, are becoming ridiculously large and makes it hard to hold in the hand comfortably (insert “That’s what she said” joke here lol).

          Battery Tech should be a major focus now. It makes no sense to have a feature to contact your best friend on Venus if the phone doesn’t stay charged long enough to use it.

          That was an obvious MAJORLY exaggerated feature lol

          Unbreakable and Flexible screens should also be another major focus. It makes no sense to have all these features and you can’t use them because your screen broke.

          The good thing is, both of these focuses are being addressed now, one is with Motorola and the Razr Maxx series. The 48 hour battery life of the new one is great. And screen tech is being addressed as well by a number of companies, one being Corning with their Gorilla Glass tech which hopefully Gorilla Glass 3 will be able to take a drop onto concrete from 5-6 feet up, and another being the Rhino Shield Kickstarter. I ordered it and it works GREAT.

          Hopefully these companies continue to work on this technology and get it as close to perfect as possible.

        • Jordan Williams

          I do miss one aspect of my Amaze, which was a removable battery. That phone basically needed it though… I also like what Moto did with the RAZR, but not being a Verizon customer, I was pretty much SOL when it came to that.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          True, Removable batteries are necessary for some devices. I prefer to have it removable though just in case the phone freezes or crashes, I can just take the battery out.

          And yea the whole Moto/Verizon thing just leaves the rest of us in the dark as far as the Maxx goes

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Good thing though is that other companies are starting to improve their battery tech as well. Not as much as Moto but they are finally improving it. So hopefully this is a trend that will continue until alternate methods of powering devices emerge.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        None at the moment and that’s exactly my point. Thing is, most major advancements have already been made. Unless you think of holographic images, only thing needed now really is hardware such as unbreakable or flexible glass which is being worked on (Gorilla glass is breakable so that does not count) and advancements in battery tech.

        I’d love to hear a new major innovation that you can think of tha would be a game changer in the mobile industry now.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Not being offensive to you in any way, I’d love to hear of a new advancement that you, or anyone else for that matter, could think of that could change the mobile industry.

        • steveb944

          I’m not a developer or engineer so I am not so polished. Holographic is a good idea, but I would prefer better hands free use of the device and I don’t mean just Google Now or eye tracking, but a complete package that you NEVER have to touch the phone. Hardware/software that can greatly improve is camera. A lot of things can be improved upon in the current OSes. Groundbreaking? I can’t think of anything, and no one has been groundbreaking since Google Now/Siri releases.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Exactly. Nothing really groundbreaking has come, not saying it can’t but I just don’t really see what else can be added on the software side to greatly improve the experience. Now I am LOVING the new MIMO antenna as they GREATLY improve the signal strength.

          Yeah Holographic imagery would be nice and since they actually do have that capability now at least in general (Not on mobile devices yet) it could be possible one day. The only thing is, Holographic imagery uses quite a bit of power to produce so in doing so, the battery tech will have to improve greatly to maintain it for long periods of time.

          And they actually do have it to where you never have to touch the phone. The new Moto X has the function to where all you have to do is speak to it to wake it, activate functions etc.

        • steveb944

          I think we were talking native Android OS. :) Moto may be a Google company, but it’s still not Vanilla Android. Also, i don’t think Google Now does everything you csn physically. Power up a third party app and use it? Maybe I’m dreaming.

          I like your points, and I’m looking towards the future for all that ASAP.

    • Jeff

      So, since YOU can’t think of anything that is worth adding, no one can. Gotcha. Everyone abandon Android because Wilma apparently Google is no longer consulting Wilma on how to design their OS.

      • AndroidProfit

        BWAHAHAHA!!!!!

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Funny you say everyone abandon Android as if your word is finite. Also, I’m posting this on my GS4 so I’m using Android. Fancy that huh?

        I’d love to see major advancements in the mobile industry, but at the moment, there are no major advancements that can change the game in the mobile industry. Why do you think Google’s last I/O had No major innovations and rather focused on fine tuning the OS?

        If anybody could have included major advancements, it would have been Google.

        Oh wait, you must have been one of those people that were pissed off about Google’s last I/O because they didn’t show the Nexus device and rather focused on Developers and Tweaking the OS. Makes sense now.

        • Eugene

          Just because tweaking the OS doesn’t seem like a major advancement, doesn’t mean it’s not necessary. Fine tuning the OS as you said is essential to a fluid android experience. I rather take OS tweaks over half-baked “major” advances any day. A good example is your GS4. Samsung had pretty good ideas, however it bloated TouchWiz and made it laggy. If they focused on less features I think it would have been a better experience. I think they tried to hard to make those “major” advancements that you mentioned.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          You make it seem as if I said tweaking the OS was a bad thing?

          It’s a good thing that they are focusing on improving the OS.

  • Mirad77

    Nice, can’t wait.

  • T guy

    So, it says it has CDMA – would this hypothetically work on Verizon?

    • http://www.binarytuberculosis.com BinaryTB

      It only has LTE bands for Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T. No Verizon LTE. It could work on Verizon for voice, but no LTE, so probably only for roaming.

    • Zach Mauch

      It “appears” not to have Verzion bands. Additionally, you can’t make Verizon and sprint allow you to use it. On AT&T and T-Mobile you just pop in the sim. Sprint and Verizon have to activate the phone for you.

      Consequently, probably not.

      • Anonymouse

        afaik Big Red is currently building their AWS LTE network so it could be available for them at a later date.

    • PrinceOfThePhones

      No, it doesn’t support LTE band 13.

  • NYCTheBronx

    I hope this really is a Nexus 5. And I hope it comes with a bigger storage like 32/64 GB and removable battery and a 13MP camera and of course 4G LTE.

    • Zach Mauch

      No removable battery according to the docs, but I’ll be shocked if you don’t get a 32GB option. 64GB is probably unlikely.

      • Joseph Tongret

        I’ve always been able to make 16gb’s work with no real sacrifice other then keeping the file system clean, but when I have 32gb available I do use more than 16, but mostly because I’m not as diligent about removing large files after their not needed. I feel like Google will up the storage options this year as memory has fallen in cost, & even the average user is becoming more reliant on their phone and using more memory for music, movies, and documents. Even Androids games have grown to the point that 16gb would be difficult for any mobile gamer to be comfortable with…

  • StankyChikin

    If this thing has 32/64 GB I will be all over it.. If not I will stick with my N4…

    • ChristianMcC

      I think I could live with 16GB indefinitely, as long as I have my 32GB N7 or unlimited data.

  • redman12

    It’s 5 inch display.. Why is it using 2300mAh instead of 3000mAh like the G2.

    • steveb944

      It’s Google, they could take some ideas from Moto and play around with the software to boost battery life. Fingers crossed.

      • redman12

        Hopefully cuz my Nexus 4 is lasting less than a day with Wi-Fi and off.

        • steveb944

          Hmm seems you’re doing something wrong. Try downloading Battery Guru. Or else factory reset because I’m making the whole day as long as I’m not on Candy Crush.

        • kawkaw

          errr…I hacked LTE on my nexus, I have that on all day, watch an hour long video podcast, listen to spotify, surf the web, text and make calls from 7am to 11pm when I go to bed and I usually have 10-20 percent of the battery left over.
          I didn’t add any kernel or rom or anything. Its all stock except for the LTE.
          even before I hacked on lte my nexus 4 lasted that long.

        • Mobilewolf789

          Also try the Easy Battery saver app. But seriously unless you use your phone as part of your job I don’t how some people can surf, chat, play games, watch videos so much during the day . Don’t people got work to do?

    • Eugene

      I was disappointing with only a 3950 mah in the new nexus 7, but it has an incredible battery life. I usually get 2-3 days with moderate use and I can easily get a full day of heavy use out of it. And that has a 7 inch 1080p display so I’m not too worried about it.

      • David Lebron

        This ^^^^

      • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Exactly, I have the new Nexus 7 and the battery life is exceptional! Bluetooth, WiFi, playing music, games, and all!

  • kliu0x52

    Only a Nexus would be running a version “K” Android in JUNE (note the build date). Also, note the code name of “hammerhead”, which is a shark, just like the Nexus 4 “mako” (fans of the Mass Effect series should be familiar with those two types of sharks). This is a Nexus. Period.

    And Sprint CDMA support, too. That was… unexpected.

    • ChristianMcC

      Just in case they start doing things the right way with their network…

  • MonkeyK

    The camera hole in the FCC pictures correlates well to the camera in the KitKat picture, but the FCC picture shows a rounded top and bottom that I just don’t see in the KitKat picture (could be the angle or it could just not be there)

    • ChristianMcC

      It’s a very slight/subtle rounding, so probably why not noticeable.

  • AnthonyRyan89

    Nexus 5 you shall be mine.

  • zx6guy

    The battery size is a disappointment

    • ChristianMcC

      At least it’s bigger than last time.

      • zx6guy

        So is the screen and we know how that math works.

        • ChristianMcC

          Not always. There’s too little to go on at this point, though.

        • http://batman-news.com Caffiend

          True, but with the bump in the screen size and processor, not to mention the LTE radios, unless they figured out what wizardry Moto does with their batteries, I’m leaning to this having very similar battery life to the N4.

        • john.star

          Maybe that’s where kitkat comes in with some battery life improvements

  • D Velasquez

    Sharp Nexus, Fujitsu Nexus, Sony Nexus, Kyocera Nexus…………………but LG? ah come on not this again!!

    • jonathan3579

      It’s better than another Samsung Nexus.

      • frill

        What are you taking about? The Galaxy Nexus was a wonderful phone.

        • jonathan3579

          Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my time with the Galaxy Nexus but it was nowhere near the quality of the Nexus 4.

        • NinoBr0wn

          Not sure if serious.

    • Encino Stan

      Ugh! LG? I was hoping for a Moto-Nexus.

    • Richard

      LG makes amazing phones. Just shut up, okay?

      • D Velasquez

        based on my use and my years handling western and Asian cellphones i can tell you LG does not make amazing devices, it only copies what’s out there or tweak what already have, no they don’t make amazing devices, can you tell me if the LG intuition is an amazing device? how about the Spectrum? how about the Optimus G and lastly people only like the “omg NEXUS” because is what it is, a phone with vanilla Android but let’s be honest nothing on that phone stands out, like i said on my previous posting they could have done better…

    • Paul

      They had a deal with Google for one more device. The next Nexus has the portential to be made by anyone.

      • D Velasquez

        that im hoping for my friend

  • kev2684

    i’m more excited with the Nexus 5 than the Galaxy Note 3. dammit HTC, release the HTC One Max now before i spend my money on N5!!!

    • Paul

      If HTC releases the One Max with an SD slot I’m sold on it.
      Here’s to hoping!

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Nexus 5 with LTE or nothing

    • wow

      Do you not know how to read?

      • NinoBr0wn

        Lmao he didn’t even try.

  • Don Kim

    Just release the phone and take my money damn it!

  • Mo

    the nexus 4 was the finest phone I ever owned but no wi-fi calling was a real problem. I sure hope the Nexus 5 has the ability to do wi fi calling!

    • Mirad77

      It’s a Nexus my friend, so don’t be disappointed as there will not be WiFi calling. There is no carrier bloats on any Nexus and that’s why they are Nexus.

      • kalel33

        “There is no carrier bloats on any Nexus”
        Tell that to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, with all the bloatware on it.

        • kev2684

          and that’s why Nexus 4 was never on any carrier. T-Mobile carries it but they have zero control over it. VZW ruined GNex and is probably why VZW is the only major carrier not LTE compatible with the Nexus 5.

        • Spanky

          I never considered that to be a “real” Nexus device.

        • Mirad77

          The reason for poor PR that any Nexus has. More so the reason why any no other Nexus will be carrier exclusive again, plus why there is no Nexus 4 on Verizon.

        • kalel33

          I was just correcting your comment. You stated, “There is no carrier bloats on any Nexus”, which is incorrect. There was one.

    • UMA_Fan

      Really. Why can’t Google just add this capability? Even Windows Phones have it at this point.

  • Kilroy672

    Anyone know or guess what the size would be or is going to be on this bad boy?

    • kalel33

      If you actually read the article, it states the screen size.

      • WW

        And device size.

        Right after the screen size: “According to the FCC docs, the device measures 131.9mm tall and 68.2mm wide.”

  • Guest

    No removable battery or expandable memory?

    I’ve had every Nexus phone up to to Galaxy Nexus, here’s hoping for a Google Play edition Note 3. *fingers crossed*

  • http://batman-news.com Caffiend

    They had me at 5GHz WiFi… Finally my Nexus 4, the last of my wireless devices running on 2.4… I’m getting off that crowded ass band in my pre-war building and going above the cloud. Bonus, the N5 may ship in time for me to christen my forthcoming Almond+ router. “Everything’s commin’ up Milhouse!”

    • areallytallguy

      Nexus 4 supports the 5ghz wifi band..

  • Aaron Peromsik

    What percentage of the T-Mobile HSPA+ footprint is now covered by LTE? What about HSPA+ on the 1900 band? I don’t see HSPA+ mentioned in the image above… does the phone support it as well as the Nexus 4 did? Maybe time to grab a 4 while we still can. Of course, knowing the intended price of the 5 would also be useful in that decision.

    • KingOfThePhones

      I checked the docs themselves and yes, it does support HSPA+ on the PCS band.

      One thing it doesn’t appear to have though is the ability to do simultaneous voice and data, probably due to technical limitations related to trying to fit all those bands and technologies in a single handset variant.

      • kalel33

        It should, because there hasn’t been a smartphone with T-mobile that couldn’t do voice and data at the same time.

  • Joseph Tongret

    I just jumped back to the Nexus 4 about 3 weeks ago after about 2 months of the HTC One as my daily driver, and the only thing that I really miss is the LTE so I’ll be impatiently waiting to get my hands on the Nexus 5! We just got LTE in my area two months ago, and now it’s difficult to settle for hspa+. I always felt that Tmo’s data speeds were adequate and had no overwhelming desire to be on LTE, but I couldn’t miss what I never had I guess? If it’s packing a good camera I’ll be pleasantly surprised as I’ve come to expect less then average image quality from the Nexus line and so long as it’s improved over the previous Nexus I won’t gripe over it. I always read comments regarding the disappointments ppl have over lack of SD card, poor camera, etc etc, but I’ve come to understand that Nexus is not about features or even hardware, it’s for those who are focused on Android software and not for anyone looking for a flashy or cutting edge device to show off. I’m a sucker for stock android and immediate updates, and I always have other devices I can go to for features.

  • JTrip

    Damn. The Moto X for T-Mobile is on Motorola’s site for $599. Looks like I’ll be getting the next Nexus. That’s way too much $$$ for the Moto X.

  • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I think if it has a great camera, affordable pricing, and great battery life, it shall be mine SOON!

  • decalex

    I know there probably won’t be, but please, God, let there be an SD Card slot. I’m a rooting, modding, vanilla android fanboy for life, but seriously.. need an sd slot.
    please. I know you’re reading this. just do it.