Google Nexus 4 does have LTE after all. Well, technically...

Google Nexus 4 does have LTE after all. Well, technically...One of the early complaints leveled at the LG-built Google Nexus 4 (in addition to lack of microSD support when storage is limited to 16GB) is the absence of LTE (Long Term Evolution).

Er, so how come Step 17 of the iFixit Nexus 4 teardown reveals a Qualcomm WTR1605L seven-band 4G LTE chip?

There are various Nexus 4 LTE conspiracy theories doing the rounds in the wake of the teardown.

One is that some mysterious network (or networks) has (or have) secured an exclusive Nexus 4 LTE deal (or deals) – to be introduced at a later date.

It’s also pointed out that the Nexus 4 is based on the LG Optimus G, which does have LTE. Was the LTE chip just kinda… left in there? Seems strange, but might’ve reduced manufacturing costs.

In any case, the absence of LTE didn’t stop the Nexus 4 selling out in just over 30 minutes. Google Play still says only: “We are out of inventory. Please check back soon,” with “SOLD OUT” in bold red letters.

The Nexus 4 was one of three Nexus devices launched at the end of October, the others being the Samsung-built Nexus 10, and a 32GB variant of the Nexus 7 with optional 3G.

Read more about: Google Nexus 4AndroidGoogle Nexus 10Google Nexus 7

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18 comments

AhmadCentral  Nov. 19, 2012 at 16:01

Wow, so it did have 4G support, WHAT A LTE DOWN....







I'll get my coat....

Pondlife  Nov. 19, 2012 at 16:19

After that you aren't allowed a coat.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 19, 2012 at 16:38

Having a coat is the only way I can keep my gas & electricity bill down damn it!

Treab  Nov. 19, 2012 at 19:21

Having a coat is the only way I can keep my gas & electricity bill down damn it!

you have been disconnected.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 19, 2012 at 21:06

I apologise for the terrible terrible pun. I've not only let myself down , I've also LTE you guys down as well...


I'll just leave now...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 20, 2012 at 00:13

I apologise for the terrible terrible pun. I've not only let myself down , I've also LTE you guys down as well...


I'll just leave now...

You can LTE yourself out ;).

SpeedyG  Nov. 20, 2012 at 01:43

Next. Us 4 will LTE him out. ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 20, 2012 at 17:51

On a sensible note, from what I've read the Optimus G and N4 use the same main board, hence the "dead" LTE chip. It's simply left over for cost saving purposes.

Pondlife  Nov. 20, 2012 at 18:23

Lewis did suggest that..

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 20, 2012 at 19:26

Lewis did suggest that..
Not going to lie, I didn't read the article as I'd already read the story elsewhere.

Pondlife  Nov. 20, 2012 at 21:53

I don't why he bothers ;)

Treab  Nov. 20, 2012 at 23:27

Lewis did suggest that..
Not going to lie, I didn't read the article as I'd already read the story elsewhere.


matt how could you... MOBOT FTW ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2012 at 10:09

Treab, where have you been recently? I miss taking the **** out of you.

Treab  Nov. 21, 2012 at 20:05

Treab, where have you been recently? I miss taking the **** out of you.

doing filthy things ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2012 at 20:44

Treab, where have you been recently? I miss taking the **** out of you.

doing filthy things ;)

I don't want to know...

Treab  Nov. 21, 2012 at 20:50

Treab, where have you been recently? I miss taking the **** out of you.

doing filthy things ;)

I don't want to know...


oh you do ;)

AhmadCentral  Nov. 21, 2012 at 21:10

I wanna know.... ;)

*grabs popcorn*

Treab  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:02

I wanna know.... ;)

*grabs popcorn*


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