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The emergence of the LG-D820 at the FCC proved pretty exciting for Nexus fans hungry for any news about the next upcoming phone. But a tweet from @EVleaks not long after proceeded to sink that for a number of people, with the serial leaker proclaiming that it was just a CDMA variant of the LG G2.

At the time I wasn’t convinced as the dimensions on the D820 vs the LG G2 were not a match meaning that it was more likely a Nexus than a G2 variant.

LG G2 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
LG D820 131.9 x 68.2 x XX mm

The inclusion of Qi charging in the FCC filing for the D820 meant again that the phone was more likely a Nexus than a variant of the LG G2 as the only LG G2 getting Qi charging is a Verizon version and the D820 did not contain any LTE bands for Verizon.

Supplementaly, Google+ user Guus Janssen actually went ahead and overlaid the picture of the backplate from the FCC filing over the possible new Nexus phone in the Kit Kat raising statue video – apologies for the badly done gif :
Nexus 5

For bonus points, Ausdroid reader Alexei actually did up a render in CAD to show the dimensions of the current Nexus 4 vs the dimensions of the D820/Nexus 5/Nexus 4(2014) and it lines up with resolutions and dimensions as well :
Nexus 5 v Nexus 4

Now, that said, I actually agree with @EVleaks on the D821 not being a Nexus phone, but that was based on the dimensions for the D821 which actually don’t match up with the D820 and actually fit more inline with the LG G2 :

LG G2 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
LG D821 138.5 x 70.9 x 9.1 mm

Now, overnight the D821 actually went through the FCC and while most of the information is sealed away, it did show that the LG D820 carries GSM bands, not just CDMA and also carries Band 5 and Band 7 LTE, again not much use to us in Australia. But either way, not a Nexus but not ‘just a CDMA G2 variant’ either.

So, last night, @EVleaks came out and said it :

As I said, I actually believe that the D821 could be a variant of the LG G2 based on the size alone, but we are also then looking for a model # similar to the D820 with Australian LTE bands. The specs on the D820 which do match up with the LG G2 look amazing so even though nothing is certain and it’s entirely possible – although unlikely – that this is just an un-announced LG phone, either way it’s now officially Nexus phone rumour season and I can’t wait to see more.

What do you think? Is the D820 a Nexus device? Is the D821 a Nexus device?

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