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    Default iFixit tearsdown Nexus 4 : LTE Chip?!

    Teardown: iFixit Takes Apart Google's Nexus 4 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

    On to the motherboard, which had the following chips arrayed on it, according to iFixit:
    Samsung K3PE0E00A 2 GB RAM (with the Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz CPU beneath it)
    Toshiba THGBM5G6A2JBA1R 8GB Flash
    Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip
    Qualcomm MDM9215M 4G GSM/CDMA modem
    SlimPort ANX7808 SlimPort Transmitter (HDMI output converter)
    Invensense MPU-6050 Six-Axis (Gyro + Accelerometer)
    Avago ACPM-7251 Quad-Band GSM/EDGE and Dual-Band UMTS Power Amplifier
    Avago 3012 Ultra Low-Noise GNSS Front-End Module
    Qualcomm PM8921 Power Management
    Avago A5702, A5704, A5505
    Qualcomm WCD9310 Audio Codec


    Does this mean all that is needed for it to be LTE capable is a software update?
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    Default Re: iFixit tearsdown Nexus 4 : LTE Chip?!

    The chip is there because its based on the LTE equipped Optimus G and was just redesigned for the Nexus 4 and the chip was left there. Although the chip is there, there is no LTE antenna. There was also no power amp found on the board.
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    Default Re: iFixit tearsdown Nexus 4 : LTE Chip?!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpricesd View Post
    The chip is there because its based on the LTE equipped Optimus G and was just redesigned for the Nexus 4 and the chip was left there. Although the chip is there, there is no LTE antenna.
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    Default Re: iFixit tearsdown Nexus 4 : LTE Chip?!

    Seriously guys. It's been sold as a HSPA phone. The play store ones do not have LTE.

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    Default Re: iFixit tearsdown Nexus 4 : LTE Chip?!

    iFixit reveals LTE radio in teardown.

    The LTE is not enabled, and never will be enabled. It is an HSPA+ phone.
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    Default Re: iFixit tearsdown Nexus 4 : LTE Chip?!

    I thought it requires additional hardware + that the chip is COMPATIBLE but the other parts of the phone isn't.
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    Default Re: iFixit tearsdown Nexus 4 : LTE Chip?!

    It would need the LTE radio to be LTE. Which the nexus 4 doesnt have. The chip is LTE compatible, not the phone.
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