Google's new flagship blower is surely mere days from launch, as the eagerly awaited mobile's full service manual has appeared online. Leaked by an anonymous source to Android Police, which later took it down at the request of manufacturer LG, it apparently confirms many of the phone's expected specs.
Much like LG's powerhouse G2, the Nexus 5 is driven by the monstrous 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, the manual reveals. The cutting-edge 800 is also seen in such heavyweight handsets as the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The Snapdragon is backed up by 2GB of RAM -- less than the Note 3's unprecedented 3GB, but still massively capable. Its screen is actually a smidge under 5 inches, at 4.95 inches, but it nevertheless boasts Full HD 1080p resolution. Unlike the Nexus 4, the new phone is 4G-compatible.
A roomy 32GB of storage is specified, although I'd be surprised if it wasn't also available with 16GB at a lower price. Like its predecessor, it's missing a microSD card slot, so you can't expand its storage.
Sadly there's no mention of the cool MEMS sensor that was rumoured last week, although the manual does promise optical image stabilisation in the 8-megapixel camera.
As for a release date, TechCrunch reckons it could well be a week today, 14 October. TC has the full manual, if you're interested in seeing how LG rates the Nexus 5's 'Spurious Emissions' and 'Spectrum Flatness'.
The Nexus 4 caused a huge stir in the UK, thanks to its high-end tech and bargain-basement price. So much so that its maker LG couldn't keep up with demand, and stock was severely limited for months. It wasn't so popular elsewhere due to its lack of 4G, but the sequel could change all that.
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