Monday , May 28 2018

Optus confirms no LTE for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for the time being

When we first got confirmation that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was going to Optus we were also greeted with the news — via Optus’ Twitter account — that it would be the LTE version. When I checked that news against Optus’ website at the time it didn’t match up — there was not a single mention of LTE. Optus then reached out to us to confirm my thoughts: there will be no LTE Galaxy Nexus, however it is HSPA+. Here’s their official statement on the matter.

We just wanted to confirm the GALAXY Nexus is HSPA+ compatible on our Optus Open Network. Samsung has yet to make any announcements regarding the availability in Australia of an LTE-compatible version of the GALAXY Nexus. For any details on our LTE network roll-out visit – Optus Media Release

Said LTE network will be go live to specific areas starting April 2012 and most importantly my home town of Melbourne — as well as Sydney and Perth — in the middle of next year. It’s a fair while to wait, but the speeds will no doubt be worth it. Considering how long the wait is, the demand for a LTE Galaxy Nexus isn’t going to be all that great.

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Tehca
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just have to import I guess

Thedeva
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Thedeva

Not looking likely that Telstra will offer it as well as they are having problems. Their first LTE phone will be a HTC being released in late Jan

stunz
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stunz

So where does one get a LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus? If im to have this phone for 2 years, ill want to be able to use LTE when its available. For the meantime, the LTE galaxy nexus will just be fitted with my 3G sim.. But finding a LTE version to buy outright isnt as easy as it seems..

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The only LTE Galaxy Nexus thats been released (in the US) is a CDMA phone, not GSM. So forget about getting your hands on a GSM LTE GN anytime soon

Damon Lewis
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Damon Lewis

I care less about the speeds and more about being able to actually get decent data reception. I rarely get 3G (in Melbourne!)

Vijay Alapati
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if u r a Optus customer then ur lucky as u rarely get 3g but i’m vodafone customer who forgot what 3g means 🙁

Alex Gerontzos
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Alex Gerontzos

I’m still with 3… I’m alot worse off any carrier would be an improvement.

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