LG D820 / D821 is not the new Google Nexus 5 after all

Although Google’s new Nexus 5 smartphone will almost certainly be introduced before the end of this year, it looks like the handset isn’t the LG D820 / D821 – as previously thought.

According to EVleaks, the D820 and D821 are merely CDMA versions of the LG G2. Of course, it’s said that the upcoming Nexus is also based on the G2, but it’s just not any of the D820 or D821.

The image seen below shows the D821 and D802, which are both G2 variations.

LG D821 D802

LG GD820 no Nexus 5

So, in the end, the G2 has (at least) four different versions – D800, D802, D820, D821 – and we have no idea what the Nexus 5’s mode number is. In any case, the new Nexus should run Android 4.4 KitKat, offering features similar to those of the G2, including a ~5 inch Full HD display, and a quad-core Snapdragon (600 or 800) processor.

Like the Nexus 4 (also manufactured by LG), the Nexus 5 will be affordable: $299 for the 8GB model is probably a good guess.

Author: Florin

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  • Hockeyman0909

    The back plate of the LG-D820 doesn’t match the G2. Plus I doubt the new LG G2 will come out with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

  • newsjunkieintl

    EVLEAKS is an idiot who apparently can’t read FCC documents even when sober. The LG-D820 waltzed into the FCC in August with firmware “hammerhead” “keylimepie”, pentaband HSPA+ and multiple LTE bands — and he says it’s a CDMA-only G2 variant?


    And EVLEAKS posted this AFTER the FCC testing documents became public. Then, when talking about the LG-D820, he shows an LG-D821 graphic. Since he’s wrong about the LG-D820 (who do you believe, the FCC radio tests or him?), then I don’t trust what he says about the specs of the LG-D821 either.

    EVLEAKS was wrong on GS4 and Note 3 rendition, was wrong on Nexus 4. and now he’s wrong about the Nexus 5. Why does anyone even listen to him?