It looks like the Asus K009, which it was proven to actually be the GSM variant of the next generation Nexus 7 in a FCC document, will have support for 4G LTE connectivity from T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T. The information firstly appeared on Twitter.
The fact that the Nexus 7 2 will have support for LTE doesn’t come as a surprise considering that the 4G coverage in the Unites States and Europe is getting wider and wider as time passes. The interesting part is that the FCC document says that the device will include multi-band 4G support for all three mobile operators, which is not so common in a mobile device.
If the data in the FCC filing is accurate, then Google’s next 7-inch tablet will have LTE support for bands 2, 4 (AT&T, Verizon and mostly T-Mobile), 5, 13 (Verizon) and 17 (AT&T). Curiously, Sprint’s 4G band (25) is not included in the documents.
The new Nexus 7 will also have support for two 3G bands, 850 MHz and 1900 MHz. In other words, the next generation Nexus 7 will work with the majority of GSM networks worldwide, including AT&T’s, but also Y-Mobile’s HSPA+ network on 1900 MHz.
We remind you that the next-gen Nexus 7 has not been officially confirmed yet, and even though the device seems to be compatible with the mentioned US LTE networks, this does not mean that all the carriers will stock the tablet.
The 3G version of the original Nexus 7 is compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T’s networks, and can be purchase from Google’s Play Store.