Bluetooth SIG certifies Google Nexus 5 (LG-D821)?

Nexus smartphone in Kitkat statue videoIt’s been quite the week for Google Nexus 5 rumours. Not only did we catch a look at a mysterious Nexus-branded smartphone in the Android KitKat statue unveiling at Google headquarters but specification details for a new LG smartphone model, the LG D820, then turned up courtesy of the FCC. It would appear that the two may in fact be the same device, the oft-rumoured Google Nexus 5. Now an LG smartphone bearing a very similar model number has turned up at the Bluetooth SIG.

The LG-D821 is identified as an “LG LTE Mobile Phone” in the filing which was posted earlier this week. Little is revealed about the device except that it will come with LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

LG-D821 Bluetooth SIG filing

Assuming that the LG D820 is indeed the Google Nexus 5, it is likely that the LG D821 is then a variant with different wireless band support. There could be other differences but that remains to be seen. Other specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a 4.96-inch display, Google Android 4.4 KitKat (announced earlier this week), GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Qi wireless charging and a 2,300mAh battery.

It appears that evidence is mounting that LG is indeed behind the Google Nexus 5 rather than Motorola has some rumours have suggested.

Sources : Bluetooth SIG // AndroidAuthority