Latest LG D821 FCC filing proves that LG D820 is Google Nexus 5, after all

Few days ago the specs of LG device with a model number D820 showed up in some prematurely published FCC documents. It described 5” smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 7 band LTE connectivity and 2300 mAh battery.

Coming on the heals of Android 4.4 KitKat video LG Nexus 5 leak, we all quickly assumed that this is it – an LG made Google flagship.

But  the next day @evleaks, a product leaker with excellent track record, crashed our hopes, tweeting that D820 is not Nexus 5, but just a CDMA version of already announced LG G2 smartphone. He even provided a picture to prove it. The picture showed LG’s G2 with a model number D821. Which was pretty close to D820 to assume it’s the same or similar device.

Well, we have some good news. This was one of those very rare instances when @evleaks is wrong. The actual LG D821 just passed through FCC, and its test documents make it pretty obvious that LG D820 and D821 are two completely different devices.

LG Nexus 5 KitKat video

First, LG D821 is not the CDMA device at all. It may be a version of LG G2, but it is a version for one of GSM operators, with GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA 850/1700/1900 support only.  And it also works with only two LTE bands – 5 and 7, while LG D820 comes with 7 band LTE (2,4,5,17,25,26 and 41) ,and both GSM and CDMA network support.

And now that we cleared this up, we can go back to speculating about all the cool things Android 4.4 KitKat running LG Nexus 5 will bring this November.

PS. Evleaks acknowledged that he was wrong about LG D821/D820

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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