by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 5:33 PM MDT
About a month ago, our FCC OET reporter, Josh McDaniel, noted that a mystery handset, the LG D820, came and went from the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology). Its authorizations were uploaded, then quickly rescinded, citing confidentiality reasons.
Well, today, the LG D820 authorization documents are back. And we are looking at a 3GPP/3GPP2 handset that runs nearly the full North American wireless airlink gamut:
- GSM 850/1900
- W-CDMA 1900/2100+1700/850 (band 2, 4, 5)
- CDMA1X/EV-DO 850/1900/800 (band class 0, 1, 10)
- LTE 2100+1700/850/700/1900/800 (band 4, 5, 17, 25, 26)
- TD-LTE 2600 (band 41)
The only notable omission is LTE 750, VZW's currently boutique band 13 -- possibly left out for political reasons, since VZW has a strained relationship with Nexus devices, or for technical reasons, as band 13 has an inverted FDD uplink/downlink duplex. But in a nutshell, this handset looks like it could be headed to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, covering all of their bases.
Here is the kicker, though. One of our moderators, Tim Yu, noted a significant resemblance between the back plate in the FCC OET filing and the back plate of a mystery Nexus device in a widely circulated photo recently from the Google campus.
So, you be the judge. Based on the specs and pics, does the the LG D820 look like it could be the upcoming Nexus 5???
More to come...