Nexus 6 passes through the FCC in time for preorders this week

Nexus 6 passes through the FCC in time for preorders this week
We had already seen an issue with the Nexus Player having its preorders pulled from the Google Play Store because the Android TV device hadn't passed through the FCC. But, we won't be having the same problems with the Nexus 6, because it has just gotten FCC approval, with plenty of time to spare before preorders start this Wednesday, October 29th.

There are two different models that have passed the FCC labeled with ID IHDT56QD2 and IHDT56QD1, but we can assume that they are the XT1100, which is the international variant, and the XT1103, which is the North American model, respectively. The filings aren't labeled as Nexus devices, but come from Motorola and have the same dimensions (159.4mm x 83mm) as the Nexus 6, so it's pretty easy to make the leap. The device also shows the other wireless tech that you would expect, like Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0, NFC, and Qi wireless charging.

The North American model has a solid number of wireless bands inside, including CDMA for Verizon and Sprint, GSM for AT&T and T-Mobile, and LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, and 41. Oddly, while the international version has the usual GSM bands, the only LTE bands it supports are 5 and 41, which only help in China, South Korea, and a couple other regions. This is strange because the official Google spec sheet says there should be LTE support internationally for bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 19, 20, 28, and 41. Of course, the North American model is also missing a couple LTE bands (3 and 29) from its FCC filing.

We'll have to see if that means anything moving forward, but it looks like Nexus 6 preorders will be ready to go on October 29th. 

source: FCC 1 & 2 via Droid Life

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Still dat price tho. I wanna see some hands on reviews first

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Guy it's an ULTRA high end device... The price is great for all the top end specs it has. People need to chill on the price, I have absolutely no problem with the price. $699.99 for a 64GB model is freaking awesome... That's the phone I am going to buy... ASAP!

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agreed! This phone is still much cheaper than many super high end phones.

2. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Although I might not buy the Nexus 6, I am exited for it to become available. Nexus being released = Android L becoming available = non-Nexus owners get the update sooner = awesomeness

4. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Is the nexus 6 Verizon version will have a stock android and get updates straight from google.

8. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

I'd have to assume so because the North American variant is just one model. If they release the update for other carriers it's going to have to work on Verizon too since it is literally the same phone.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

I can't say with 100% certainty, but after the debacle with the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, I don't think Google would allow another Nexus on Verizon if that wasn't the case.

5. Arron12

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Can't wait till October 29th Pre Order Release and order it. Street Date should be between November 10th to November 15th 2014.

6. scarface21173

Posts: 690; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Droid turbo will probley be better speced and lower priced wait for the reviews of both devices 1st.

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's going to have the same specs essentially & a much bigger battery. No way it will be cheaper.

7. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Im not doing verizon, so ill wait till i see the Motorola turbo without the droid.

11. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I'm gonna have to do 2 years contact with Verizon if I want this nexus. .. :(

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Google put an embargo on reviews until the pre-orders are in. Usually means the phone has some problems that will pop up soon after real people get the phones.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Actually, companies putting embargos on reviews is very common. Regardless, it wouldn't be anywhere near as much of a debacle as the iPhone 6 release. Besides, Motorola has done nothing but stellar work this past year, why would anyone believe that their Nexus 6 would be any different?

14. emcdonald75

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

No support for Band 29!? Isn't that AT&T's 700MHz D+E blocks? Does this mean that the Nexus 6 will not support AT&T's carrier aggregation?

15. lorihale90

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Nexus 6 is a pretty great smartphone so far . to check out nexus 6 reviews. visit

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