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Courtesy of an anonymous tipster, we've got a nice weekend treat for those caught up in Nexus season rumor hysteria. A document, purported to be an internal Service Manual for the LG-D821 and posted to scribd, gives us an in-depth look at the next Nexus phone.

There's a lot of technical information, flow charts, diagrams, and photos of silicon here, but there are a few things worth picking out before you dive into the full document.

First, we now have a new look at the device, with the document including line drawings and disassembly photos.

Update 10/6/13 8am PT: The manual and images from it have been taken down at LG's request.

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The document also gives us a peek at most of the device's specs, confirming and expanding upon recent rumors – here's a quick rundown of what it reveals.

  • 4.95" 1080p display (IPS TFT for those interested)
  • 32GB internal storage (other capacities not specified)
  • 2GB RAM
  • MSM8974 aka Snapdragon 800 at 2.3GHz
  • 8MP OIS rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure
  • Slimport compatibility
  • Micro SIM slot
  • Notification light
  • Wireless charging
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 3.0 (We assume this is an error – Bluetooth 4.0 appears elsewhere in the document, but according to the last page it's still a draft.)
  • UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility

It also indicates the exact same dimensions as the Nexus 4. Remember, though, that this document is a draft and this is likely an error.

Update: As some readers have pointed out, the document also mentions 16GB eMMC (on page 8), so we may be looking at at least two storage capacities, both thankfully larger than 8GB.

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It also appears that the mysterious circle on the front of the device is in fact the earpiece – we still don't have a clear view of it, but our assumption is that it's just a uniquely designed speaker grill. We do get a peak at the camera and speaker modules though.

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Thanks, Anon!

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Alan Paone

    Damn I wish they would put the headphone jack back on the bottom where it belongs

  • stucrmnx120fshwf

    He he, don't take this to seriously, on an news, it had 16 GB of 800 MHz LPDDR3 on one spec image, 16 GB of DDR3 on another, we know it's not 64 bit. When they bodgy up something, perhaps they're deliberately trying to see if anybody will notice, some folks will assume that it's nand flash.

  • Issy

    CDMA.... does that mean it can work on the Verizon network?

  • AyDThird

    What I want to know is will it have the same TV remote features as the G2 or HTC one and S4? As a geek I'd say that is quite a really cool feature and a must!

  • Gav

    Has anyone noticed that the leaked manual for the poss. Nexus 5 has the exact same dimensions as the Nexus 4 in the manual? I thought the Nexus 5 was supposed to be a little smaller. It is very strange that the Nexus 5 has the exact same dimensions (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1) as the 4. I'm not convinced this manual is what it is made out to be.

    • Vincent Marino

      It's an early draft, it may have had some information copied from the Nexus 4 manual; it's not uncommon for that to happen.

    • Vincent Marino

      Disregard that, didn't see your second comment.

  • Gav

    ignore me, just read the above article again and it could be an error? Have they changed the Nexus 4 manual and left in some of the specs for the 4 in error? Seems strange.

  • sleeplessinva

    Not just a 16GB eMMC, but the previous page mentioned 16Gb (SDRAM DDR2).... though I wonder why they wrote it as 16Gb and not 16GB... hmm.... time to do some mathematical conversation between bits and bytes?

  • moshon

    What about sd slot? and does the battery removeable?

    • Vincent Marino

      No and no.

    • BoB1673

      take it you have never had a nexus device before :P

  • Chandler52

    Can somebody point out what the conference name is where Google will reveal the Nexus and if this conference is streamed?

  • syde0004

    Has there been any confirmation on Verizon support?

    • Vincent Marino

      There's been no confirmation on anything. We'll just have to wait until Google announces this beast.

  • see

    Thanks for your good information

  • BoB1673

    if this is true and its priced properly ill be on it

  • bobthea

    2GB of RAM is really nice. But my problems with android phone are battery life.