One of the biggest gripes from those who have the ability to use 4G is that the Nexus 4 is not compatible however it seems that LG did infact include the LTE chip in the handset according to the iFixIt handset teardown.
Admittedly we are a little late on this news however we thought it was worth posting regardless.
According to the guys that ripped the handset apart, it contains a Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip as well as the Avago ACPM-7251 Quad-Band GSM/EDGE chip.
Here’s the bad news! The chip has antenna or power amplifier to go with it, so whilst it does exist, it’s pretty much useless.
There are really two questions that now need to be asked…
Could the handset have been cheaper again if this chip was left out?
Why was the chip included if there was no use for it?
I guess these are questions only the OEM and Google know the answers to so in true fashion we have contacted them both only to be greeted with the usual “we will get back to you” response that never has a return.
Image Via: Android Police
Story Via: TechRadar