Google Nexus 5 gets its GCF certification, reveals zippy LTE speeds

Google Nexus 5 gets its GCF certification, reveals zippy LTE speeds
On Friday, we told you that the Google Nexus 5had made it through the Bluetooth SIG. Now, the device has been handed its GCF certification. The documentation reveals that the eagerly awaited stock Android model offers LTE speeds as fast as 150Mbps for LTE UE Category 4. That is the fastest speed in the category.

The LG-D821 model of the phone, which is the same variant presented to the Bluetooth SIG, supports LTE 2600(B7)/2100(B1)/1800( B3)/850
(B/800(B20) MHz, W-CDMA 2100(I)/1900(II)/1700(IV)/900(VIII)/850(V) MHz, and GSM 1900/1800/900/850MHz. The phone, and the Android 4.4 OS build expected to power the unit, are both rumored to be unveiled on October 15th. With both the Bluetooth SIG and GCF certification completed, that date is looking pretty good right now. One rumored launch date for the Google Nexus 5 is October 31st.

We expect the model to feature a screen close to 5 inches with 1080 x 1920 resolution, powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with the Adreno 330 GPU handling graphics. 2GB of RAM is on board. An 8MP snapper with OIS will be on back. Last week, we received a tip that there will be a 16GB version of the phone for $299 powered by a 2300mAh cell and a 32GB model for $399 powered by a 3000mAh battery. We will continue to view that with a skeptical eye for now until we hear the actual specs from LG or Google.

source: GSMInsider via SlashGear

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