1. npharper's Avatar
    I recently bought an aluminum case for my Note 2, and it interferes with the LTE/CDMA signal. I was thinking of modifying the case by drilling a hole through the backing near the antenna(s), but I have been unable to find any information online about where inside the phone these antennas are located. I tried chatting with a Samsung representative, but they were unable to provide the information because they only know about the software side of things. I figured that the vast knowledge base of the members in this forum would be a good place to try.

    Does anybody know where these antennas are located? I would be happy to post a write-up on my project and the results if somebody would be so kind as to help me out.

    Thanks in advance.
    09-24-2013 05:29 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Not sure why Samsung can't help you, it was in their fcc filing, which is public record. Here it is.

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    Attached Thumbnails Location of LTE/CDMA antennas-uploadfromtaptalk1380116352159.jpg  
    09-25-2013 08:39 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    NFC as well if you need it.

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    Attached Thumbnails Location of LTE/CDMA antennas-uploadfromtaptalk1380116481629.jpg  
    09-25-2013 08:41 AM
  4. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Gonna need a bunch of holes/cutouts in that aluminum case. I'd be really curious to see if things still work properly even with all the appropriate holes.
    09-25-2013 08:49 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Interior photo

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    Attached Thumbnails Location of LTE/CDMA antennas-uploadfromtaptalk1380117371029.jpg  
    09-25-2013 08:56 AM
  6. npharper's Avatar
    Thanks for all the info. That was really quick. I see from the diagrams that there are multiple LTE antennas. Are these for the various carriers, or does the phone use multiple antennas to connect to Verizon's network?
    09-25-2013 11:15 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Both lte antennas are for verizon. One is rx/tx, one is rx only. It only supports Verizon 4GLTE (no other carriers 4GLTE is supported )

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    09-25-2013 01:34 PM
  8. npharper's Avatar
    Okay, two more questions:

    1. Does Verizon use both CDMA antennas, too?
    2. In the diagram above, am I looking at the phone form the back, or the front?

    Thanks again.
    09-25-2013 05:38 PM
  9. npharper's Avatar
    Whoops, scratch that second question. It's right on the picture.
    09-25-2013 05:55 PM
  10. npharper's Avatar
    I did it. It works, but isn't pretty. I skipped the second CDMA antenna because I'm on 4G anyway, and got good enough results by drilling for those antennas.

    Here's the thread: Modifying aluminum case to improve signal
    09-25-2013 07:56 PM

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