The Nexus Prime in the form of GT-i9250 has just made its way through the FCC over in the US of A. Although it won’t be unveiled as soon as we would have liked, this FCC filing does give us some interesting information. The device will support dual-band Wi-Fi on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. This variant also supports tri-band frequencies for the US in the form of 850/1700/1900MHz — no LTE in sight.
Before everyone gets all up in arms about there being no 900/2100MHz support, there are a few ways this could happen:
- The radio chip could be penta-band and support 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz and the FCC only covers the ones used in America.
- Another version will be made for Europe/Asia that will support 850/900/2100MHz
- The Nexus Prime will never leave the States and we should all start panic buying Nexus S’
If there’s a manufacturer that can quickly spit out multiple versions of devices, it’s Samsung, so that second option doesn’t seem too far-fetched. The first version would make sense, but could consume more battery unless the tell the radio via software not to operate on certain frequencies.
The shape of the Nexus Prime also fits perfectly with the leaked video that appeared yesterday. Nice. Now all we need is for Google and Samsung to announce a new launch date and we’ll be good to go.