A Nexus 5 has shown up in Brazil in leaked documents from telecommunications regulator Anatel, showing the handset is being approved for use on its 4G LTE network.
There has been a lot of confusion going on about the alleged Nexus 5. Let’s start with a quick recall. The device was first discovered at the Android 4.4 KitKat video. Later, Google Nexus 5 was spotted at FCC filings and Bluetooth SIG with the above-mentioned model numbers, where they were confused with LG G2 variants. Even evleaks – the guy with a very decent track record about unreleased devices – mentioned that they are LG G2 CDMA variant, which turned out to be incorrect. It turned out LG-D820 could be the upcoming Nexus 5 while LG-D821 might be LG G2’s version with LTE Band 5 support, not CDMA.
Now, the handset is leaked in Anatel’s documentation, which shows the purported Google Nexus 5 with model number LG-D821 getting approved for the 4G network in Brazil. If you take a closer look at the image, it is the same device we’ve seen several times in the past, thus we can say that it might be the next Nexus 5.
The Nexus devices are not sold through Google Play Store in Brazil – many countries don’t get access to Google Play Store devices except a handful of countries. Interestingly, if the image above is Nexus 5, it could mean that the handset may launch with worldwide availability. Customers in many other countries have to wait months before they can grab the latest Nexus device. In many cases, they have to turn to third-party retailers and have to pay extra bucks if they want to use the Nexus 4.