Sprint LG G2 should have some interesting LTE capabilities

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With plans for the LG G2 to be available across all four of the big US carriers, you might think that means we’ll be looking at an even playing field, with no one G2 variant really standing out. To a big extent, that’s true, but details about the LTE capabilities LG has blessed the Sprint version of the G2 with are now coming to light, and it all sounds pretty interesting.

The biggest deal for the Sprint LG G2 could be its support for the 800MHz band, only recently cleared for LTE operation thanks to the shuttering of the carrier’s old iDEN network. This would be the first Sprint phone to support this band.

Beyond that, the G2 supports Sprint’s primary 1900MHz LTE band, as well as the also-unused-for-now 2500MHz. The latter’s interesting because it will operate as TDD-LTE instead of the FDD-LTE we’re used to. We just heard about Samsung’s plans to release a GS4 that supports both types of networks, but the G2 could easily beat Samsung to the punch.

None of this means that Sprint’s G2 will necessarily have any faster data than you’d get with other US carriers, but all these connectivity options still sound like a great boon, and might really help the G2 get extra attention from Sprint.

Source: GigaOM
Via: Phandroid

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