HTC One SV FCC visit hints at U.S. release, possibly without 4G LTE connectivity
revealed that it is an LTE device. But looking at the FCC paperwork, it included approval for WCDMA bands II and V, GSM bands 850 and 1900, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. Conspicuous by its omission was approval for LTE.
We have seen by the amazing success of the Google Nexus 4 that not offering LTE connectivity doesn't make a phone dead in the water (the dormant LTE radio on the phone will only work in a very limited area when turned on with a hack), but the Google Nexus 4 might be the exception to the rule. Then again, not mentioning the FCC bands in the FCC paperwork might have been just an oversight. If the HTC One SV does end up strutting its stuff in the states, we will try to pin down either the FCC or HTC to get the mystery solved. If it doesn't come to the U.S., we refer you to the old saying used for pick-up basketball games: No harm, no foul.
source: FCC, WirelessGoodness via AndroidAuthority
3. networkdood posted on 15 Dec 2012, 10:51 0 1
Not having LTE 4G on a smartphone is just an excuse when they say it is because of the poor battery life - companies need to start improving battery life - pronto - I believe in 2013 we shall see some improvements as advanced LTE 4G is on the way, and that will only drain the battery even more...