Bam! LG Nexus 4 Has LTE Chip, Future-Proof After All

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iFixit posted a recent teardown of the LG Nexus 4, only to find that the device may be future proof after all as they found a Qualcomm 7 band 4G LTE chip inside the device.

LG Nexus 4 has LTE chips inside

However one of the let downs with the handset was that it lacks LTE, so what is going on? It seems that for reasons unknown there is LTE hardware left inside the device.

Could this be something that was left over from the Optimus 4G LTE, which has almost the same build to the LG Nexus 4? Perhaps the device was supposed to have included LTE but negotiations between carriers broke down or are on hiatus still?

Or it could be that Google wanted to future proof the LG Nexus 4 as at some point they may want to activate this connection.

At this moment is time no one but Google knows why there is an LTE chip in the LG Nexus 4 that is not being used. All that we know is that there is such a chip in place and Google has the key to turn on its ignition. Whether it will be operable is anyone’s guess.


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