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The RF evolution/revolution of the HTC 2016 Nexus

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 18 August 2016 · 19,374 views
Google, HTC, Nexus, 2016, Marlin and 2 more...
The RF evolution/revolution of the HTC 2016 Nexus by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 2:04 AM MDT  

Earlier this week, the two HTC 2016 Nexus handsets -- codenamed "Marlin" and "Sailfish" -- were caught in the net of the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) authorization database.

While Google has yet to reveal them officially as Nexus handsets, that H...


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"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Sprint and AT&T tango to trade PCS frequencies.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 12 February 2016 · 8,051 views
spectrum swap, AT&T, PCS C block and 3 more...
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Sprint and AT&T tango to trade PCS frequencies. by Tim Yu and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:25 AM MST  

Call it a comeback. The band, the PCS band is getting back together. Pun intended. You will understand soon.

After a two year absence, the popular one , two , three  part "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" article series is back for an encore. For fu...


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[UPDATED] Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. One of "US." One variant each for all of the US?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Josh McDaniel, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 February 2016 · 13,885 views
GS7, GS7e, Galaxy S7 and 7 more...
[UPDATED] Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. One of "US." One variant each for all of the US? by Josh McDaniel, Tim Yu, and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:50 PM MST  

Update: Further inspection of the FCC OET authorization filings has shown that while Samsung will produce only one "US" hardware variant each for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, it still will delineate operator specific "V," "A,"...


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[PSA] LTE roam if you want to. Plus (+), it may count as native coverage.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 06 December 2015 · 11,380 views
LTE Roaming, LTE Roaming+
[PSA] LTE roam if you want to. Plus (+), it may count as native coverage. by Tim Yu and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 2:55 AM MST  

S4GRU staff is burning the well past midnight oil for our readers. Overnight, Sprint has unofficially updated its network coverage map tool to include LTE Roaming+ and LTE Roaming acquired via its participation in the Competitive Carriers Association...


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HTC One A9: The first Sprint Handset to support uplink 2x CA

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 11 November 2015 · 5,754 views
HTC, One A9, FCC, OET, ERP, EIRP and 3 more...
HTC One A9: The first Sprint Handset to support uplink 2x CA by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:07 PM MST  

Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to the mid range Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) , the HTC One A9 is the first Sprint handset to include a modem that supports uplink 2x CA (carrier aggregation). That comes on die via the X8 LTE modem, which is a Category 7...


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[UPDATED] How P for powerful is the Nexus 6P RF?

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 28 September 2015 · 14,954 views
Nexus 6P, Google, Huawei, FCC OET and 2 more...
[UPDATED] How P for powerful is the Nexus 6P RF? by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:40 AM MDT  

Update:  Now that Google has released the full tech specs for the Nexus 6P , we can write a few addenda.  While the FCC OET authorization filings disclosed support for several GSM, W-CDMA, and LTE international bands -- something that they are not required to do...


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[UPDATE 2] [Teaser] Is S4GRU 5X certain that this is the new Nexus 5X?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 25 September 2015 · 23,133 views
LG, Google, Nexus 5X
[UPDATE 2] [Teaser] Is S4GRU 5X certain that this is the new Nexus 5X? by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 5:44 PM MDT  

Update 2: S4GRU's technical editor here again. It is Monday, October 19, and today is the day. Many of the Nexus 5X first preorders started shipping this morning for delivery later this week. You also may have caught the Nexus 5X television commercial that Google ran mul...


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Sprint's PCS spectrum position in Memphis goes from nothin' but a hound dog to Graceland

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 September 2015 · 5,954 views
Memphis, C Spire, PCS C and 1 more...
Sprint's PCS spectrum position in Memphis goes from nothin' but a hound dog to Graceland by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 3:28 AM MDT  

Ladies and gentlemen, C Spire has left the building. In Memphis. Or so it seems.

Based on an FCC spectrum lease filing that came down the pike earlier this week, Cellular South dba C Spire has applied to lease all of its spectrum in Memphis to Sprint. S4GRU has...


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Columbus, 8640. The Age of 10 MHz FDD Discovery.

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 August 2015 · 7,038 views
10 MHz FDD, refarming and 1 more...
Columbus, 8640. The Age of 10 MHz FDD Discovery. by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 1:28 PM MDT  

Columbus. But not 1492. Just 8640. And 26640, too.

This discovery did not require an Italian navigator sailing under the Spanish flag, nor the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Instead, the explorers were an intrepid S4GRU Columbus membership group  (sorry, re...


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Even More Guardians of the Samsung Galaxy

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 21 July 2015 · 4,694 views
Samsung, Galaxy, Note5, S6 Edge+ and 2 more...
Even More Guardians of the Samsung Galaxy by Tim Yu and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:20 PM MDT  

On the heels of the first of the late summer/early fall flagship handsets that S4GRU reported on two weeks ago , a second group of superheroes has appeared. And both of these new handsets are destined to be the size of a galaxy. So, take note, and stay o...


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(UPDATED) Use the 4th, LG. May the 4th Be with You.

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 08 May 2015 · 6,483 views
LG, G4, CCA, RRPP and 1 more...
(UPDATED) Use the 4th, LG. May the 4th Be with You. by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 12:15 PM MDT  

Update: A week after the Sprint variant LG G4 original authorization documents were released at the FCC OET and S4GRU published this RF performance article, a Class II Permissive Change filing  was added to the G4's docket. In writing the article last week, we did not...


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Summer of 6&9: Samsung and HTC Rock Out with Their Flagships for the Season

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 March 2015 · 20,121 views
Samsung, Galaxy S6 and 5 more...
Summer of 6&9:  Samsung and HTC Rock Out with Their Flagships for the Season by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:15 PM MST  

I got my first real smartphone.
Bought it at the five and dime.
Browsed S4GRU 'til my fingers bled.
Was the summer of 6&9.

Spring has not quite yet sprung for a few more weeks. But with the annual Mobile World Congress just wrapping up today in Barcelona, new s...


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Cellular Cornucopia: A Sort of Sprint Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 13 November 2014 · 31,631 views
Samsung, Galaxy Note Edge, Google and 6 more...
Cellular Cornucopia: A Sort of Sprint Holiday Shopping Guide by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:46 AM MST  

'Tis the season for turkey and tablets, pumpkin pie and "phablets." So, whet your appetites, and get ready for a movable feast -- or should I say, a mobile feast.

Welcome to the first annual S4GRU holiday shopping guide. This may be nothing more than a one year tr...


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Teaser: "X" marks the spot for the first Sprint CCA/RRPP fully compliant handset

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 09 September 2014 · 18,201 views
Sprint, LTE, RRPP, CCA, Moto X
Teaser: "X" marks the spot for the first Sprint CCA/RRPP fully compliant handset by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:21 PM MDT  

As many of you know, Sprint recently established a partnership with members of the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) as sort of a quid pro quo. This partnership is called the Rural Roaming Preferred Program (RRPP), and S4GRU wrote about the nascent RRPP in...


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Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S5 gets a boost via Wi-Fi but not carrier aggregation

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 09 March 2014 · 39,993 views
Sprint, Samsung, Galaxy S5, FCC and 2 more...
Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S5 gets a boost via Wi-Fi but not carrier aggregation by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:47 AM MDT  

After official unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a few weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy S5 made public its authorizations in the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) database at the start of this weekend. All of the domestic variants are there, in...