A couple of days ago, the next Nexus phone made a guest appearance in a Google video, and we just want to know who is manufacturing it? An LG logo appeared to be at the bottom of the device, but there were some rumblings that it could be made by Sony since the camera lens is in the same exact spot as the Xperia Z1. Well I think we can safely say that LG is the chosen one based on a FCC filing for an LG phone with a model number of D820.
Just take a look at the inside of the back cover (above) and tell me it doesn’t line up with exactly what we saw in the video. It also appears to be running firmware M89974A with ”aosp_hammerhead-userdebugKyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84.lee.20130618.015154″ as the software version. Not sure why Key Lime Pie is listed, but it’s safe to assume this is KitKat folks.
It’s been a dream by many for LTE to show up on a Nexus phone, and that dream is going to come true. It actually has 7 bands including compatibility with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint (bands 2/4/5/17/25/26/41) as well as CDMA / EVDO rev A, pentaband DC-HSPA+, and quadband GSM / EDGE.